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Gastronomy - Tasty Cuisine of Costa Brava
What to Eat in Costa Brava?


Costa Brava has the tasty Mediterranean cuisine. As well as its being a healthy cuisine, also the high expression of the culture, life style and enjoyment included in the gastronomy that enjoys the highest prestige on the hands of the local chefs. Many of the restaurants in Costa Brava are included in Europe’s guide of the best food.

Variety of the native products with the climatic and geographical diversity serves the best combination of tastes especially in the province of Girona.

Mar y Montaña (Sea and Mountain), a curious mixture of fish and meat; Chicken with crayfish (pollo con cigalas); Meatballs with cuttlefish (albóndigas con sepia) or the paella with seafood bringing the best ingredients of market garden and sea together, are some of the famous tastes of Costa Brava cuisine.

Suquet or caldereta, stews containing different sorts of fish and seafood are must try memorable fish dishes of Costa Brava.

Costa Brava waters offer diverse ingredients ranging from the humble yet sublime anchovies of l’Escala (tiny sardines marinated in salt and oil) to the exquisite Palamós prawns as well.

Besides, the dishes in the inland regions such as the embutidos (sausage and pressed meats) is a popular one that which in the rustic mountain restaurants they are mostly served whole on a fusta (wooden trencher) to let diners cut the portions as desired and serve by themselves.

In addition, the classic pa amb tomàquet (bread rubbed with tomato and sprinkled with olive oil) is another best dish of the region.

The bolets (wild mushrooms also known as setas) are the most highly prized gastronomic tastes of the Costa Brava forests in autumn.

Dishes made with mushrooms have a distinctive aura of being something special. They are declared the earth’s best marisco (literally  seafood).

When it comes to wines; the Empordà with Costa Brava Seal of Origin is the best with its excellent range of still and sparkling wines (cavas) in local cuisine.

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