The calçotada season has already begun! Today we want to explain you why this phenomenon attracts crowds of people every year. Are you ready to discover it?
What is a Calçot and a Calçotada?
Calçots are a tradition of catalan gastronomy that runs from January to April and brings together family and friends around a table to enjoy a winter barbecue. It is a grilled large and white onion which external side is scorched but the internal one is tender. The region of Valls, in Tarragona, is known as the capital of the calçot. Calçotades have been celebrated in Valls for more than hundred years since the end of the 19th century. From 1995 granted the denomination of quality ‘Calçot de Valls’. The geographical area of this denomination includes the regions of Alt Camp, Baix Camp, Tarragonés and Baix Penedés.
Although, calçot is the protagonist, there is no calçotada without romesco sauce, a sauce prepared mainly with almonds, hazelnuts, tomatoes, garlic, oil and salt.
How to eat calçots
The funniest part is to eat calçots. Hands are used instead of cutlery! Take the “calçot” from the top with one hand and with the other hand take it by the root to remove the scorched part. Finally, dip the “calçot” with the sauce and it is ready to be eaten. We recommend you to use the apron not to get dirty but if it happens do not worry! It’s part of the party!
But it´s not yet finished. After calçots, you will enjoy a barbecue with artichokes, white beans and potatoes and afterwards catalan cream as dessert. And of course… bread with tomato and cava can not miss!
If you are in Barcelona, ou get the chance to participate in a traditional calçotada, don’t miss it! 😉
Hot summer arrives in June, long hours of sun, blue sky and the desire to visit the terraces of Barcelona.
We all know, June is the month of the terraces! For this reason, at the Hotel Negresco Princess we decorate our fantastic terrace in the center of Barcelona so that all our clients can enjoy a refreshing baht in the wonderful infinity pool and enjoy the Barcelona sunset handing a cocktail. Fancy, right?
A week full of music and activities to forget the routine and live 100% the arrival of summer is waiting for us. Are you ready?
One more year, coinciding with the “Setmana de les Terrasses 2018” organized by the Gremi d’Hotels de Barcelona, the Negresco Princess Hotel starts with the summer nights with a tight agenda that will keep you entertained and without leaving #LaTerrazzaNegresco.
DJ Mr. Mahestyk
Thursday 31st: 20 – 23h
Saturday 9: 20 – 23h
DJ Raquel Leah
Friday 01st: 20 – 23h
Friday 08th: 20 – 23h
Friday 15h: 20 – 23h
Friday 22nd: 20 – 23h
Friday 29tn: 20 – 23h
Saturday 02nd: 20 – 23h
Thursday 14th: 20 – 23h
Terraces week: Happy noise
Thursday 07th: 19.30 – 21.30h
Live music: Happy noise
Saturday 16th: 20 – 22h
Saurday 30th: 20 – 22h
Thursday 21st: 20 – 23h
Live music: Mrs. Glow
Saturday 23th: 20 – 22h
Thursday 28th: 20 – 23h
Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 8pm. at 11pm, you have free access to listen to the coolest live music in the city by groups like “The Happy Noise” with a proposal based on musical themes of the 80s and 90s, but in the style of jazz, swing and the ragtime, and also recreating the aesthetics of those times with an attractive staging that you will love or “Mrs. Glow “, with its new concept of young and very energetic music band full of soul, funk, r’n’b and pop from the 70s to the present.
In addition, Mr. Majestyk, Raquel Leah, Doza, Dj Gonzo or Parker-T are the dj’s that will entertain these fantastic sunsets, so you only have to worry about choosing if you prefer to listen to their trepidating rhythms or be the king of the dance floor. What’s your choice?
But first a recommendation… if you want to start the summer in a good way, on Thursday, June 7, come to the fun party we have prepared with the best barber in Barcelona, Vicenç Moretó , moving the scissors to the rhythm of swing, ragtime and live jazz by the band The Happy Noise. The most hipster night and the best cocktail wait for you in #LaTerrazzaNegresco. And to start the weekend, come to the pool terrace of The Gym Bar at the Barcelona Princess Hotel where there will be a Funk, Rock and Soul concert performed live by a eleven musicians band.
Don´t miss it !!