Xató represents a synthesis of all the different Catalan salads, based on a mixture of different items and a taste for salt and preserves. Served on a bed of escarole with raw desalted cod, anchovies, tuna, olives and a few white beans. And if that were not enough, topped off with romesco sauce. The first time I went to Can Cargol, I wasn’t looking for xató, as you may have guessed. But that was the dish that stood out that day: light, with generous portions, and in a lovely tasty sauce. An unmissable experience.