A Catalog of Europe's Highlights - June 2017 - 35
Journey through the country's
ﬂavors, aromas, and textures
Start your Catalan culinary journey with wine tours spanning 12 Designations of Origin (DO) and more than 300
wineries, sipping dry, crisp whites and rich, aromatic reds.
Explore Catalonia's medieval heritage and modernist
"cathedrals of wine" amid glorious vistas of seaside
vineyards carved into steep slopes. Uncover the secrets of
Catalonia's eﬀervescent cava within the lush Penedès hills.
In addition to taking wine tours, visit craft beer houses
and sample vermouth in Reus, cradle of the aperitif's
Spanish production. Taste legendary rataﬁa - the sweet
elixir is Catalonia's favorite digestive spirit, and each family
has its own unique recipe.
Witness olives transform into oil before sampling the
golden goodness for yourself. Inhale the fragrance of
growing ﬁelds, sample fresh-made cheeses, and bite
into crisp, garden-fresh vegetables during Benvinguts
a Pagès (Welcome to My Farm) weekend.
Try a cooking lesson that has you foraging for mushrooms in the countryside, shopping for fresh ingredients
in the markets, and uncovering the secrets of traditional
Catalan dishes. Prepare to bring the ﬂavors of Catalonia
back home as you learn to make a hearty escudella stew,
with sweet crema catalana for dessert (remember to burn
the sugar at the last moment for a perfect result).