A traditional Catalan winter food festival that involves giant onions and red wine poured into the mouth from a great height, La CalÃƒÂ§otada is a unique gastronomic and cultural ritual that people all over Spain have come to enjoy.
A type of onion, the calÃƒÂ§ot is commonly found in Tarragona provinces close to the sea. At the festival, the calÃƒÂ§ots are dipped in carefully prepared salsa de calÃƒÂ§ots’ or Romesco sauce, often made from a closely guarded family recipe. Grilled meats usually follow. Traditionally the food is accompanied by cava which locals drink from porrÃƒÂ³ns. CalÃƒÂ§otada’s can get quite messy (that’s part of the fun), so participants are encouraged to wear bibs!
IbÃƒÂ©rica is offering guests the opportunity to experience La CalÃƒÂ§otada first hand at two of its restaurants, IbÃƒÂ©rica Spinningfields, Manchester on Wednesday 24th February, from 6-8pm and IbÃƒÂ©rica Marylebone on Tuesday 1st March, from 6-8pm.
The menu for this unique event is £37 and includes:
Vilarnau Brut Reserva NV. Reserva D.O. Cava
Vilarnau Brut Reserva RosÃƒÂ© NV. D.O. Cava
Beronia Reserva. Tempranillo, Graciano & Maz D.O. Ca Rioja
Bread with olive oil Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 1/3 portion
CalÃƒÂ§ots with romescu sauce
Butifarra with trinxat Catalan
Mixed grill of IbÃƒÂ©rico pork prime cuts from PaÃƒÂs de Quercus
Espuma de crema catalana & salted caramel ice cream
To book your calÃƒÂ§otada, please contact;
Wednesday 24th February 6pm, IbÃƒÂ©rica Spinningfields Ã¢â‚¬â€œ firstname.lastname@example.orgTuesday 1st March 6pm, IbÃƒÂ©rica Marylebone Ã¢â‚¬â€œ email@example.com