Catalonia's being awarded European Region of Gastronomy 2016 is a great indicator of the richness, quality and variety of its products and the exquisite touches made when preparing them before they reach the table. Wine tourism and gourmet hotels are becoming more and more popular, and thousands of people travel here every year to sample Mediterranean cusine. Many of the activities' raison d'être offered across the region is thanks to food or drink. Here's a small selection.
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Olive Oil Experience
Oli de Ventalló, in L'Alt Empordà, offers an Olive Oil Experience, a guided tour of the different phases in the production of the oil.
It starts in the courtyard of the olive mill and moves on to the olive grove, where olive growing is briefly explained. A video is shown in the mill on how olives are harvested, after which the visit moves into the building, while the olive oil production process is explained. There is a tasting of two extra virgin oils and, finally, visitors can choose either a tasting menu of kilometre-zero products or dinner in the La Bassa restaurant.
If you'd like the guided tour in a language other than those normally offered, please contact the company. The price varies with the chosen option, as the activity can last one or four hours.