• Those who have a fine nose and want to leave Barcelona should write down these meetings: GastroGavà, GastroPirineus and Fira Àpat

Gastronomy can be enjoyed at any time and in any place, and the proof is this agenda for ‘gourmets’ that comes from a big city. If you want to do a bit of sightseeing and mix it with food, these five gastronomic events that are held in May outside of Barcelona They are ideal.

GastroGavà (until May 8)

Until May 8, framed in the Temps d’Espàrrecs, Gavà will live again GastroGavathis year in two formats: to the option of trying the dishes and menus with Gavà asparagus as the protagonist in the participating restaurants through the initiative ‘GastroGavà a la Carte‘ until May 8, is added the traditional gastronomic space located in the fairgrounds of Plaza de Jaume Balmes, where the 67th Fira d’Espàrrecs on April 30 and May 1, that this 2022 turns 90 years old.

A jury will choose the best of the proposals presented in GastroGava, which will also hold four-hand show cookings. Also this year, with the involvement of Tasta’mm, a restaurant certified by the Associació de Celiacs de Catalunya, tapas specially adapted for celiacs will be served. And in the wine show, the most important wineries in the city will offer tastings.

GastroPirineus (May 2 and 3)

GastroPyrenees is an itinerant event that, in its seventh edition, will be held at the Hotel Vall de Núria, where producers, oenologists, sommeliers, farmers, gastronomes and chefs from all over the Catalan and Andorran Pyrenees.

More than 20 professionals from avant-garde and traditional cuisine with a great denominator in common: the appreciation for the product of the territory. Chefs such as Joel Castanyé, from La Silvestre (Bellvís), who will present his avant-garde cuisine with traditional roots, will cook live; the revelation chef 2021, Eli Farrero, from Lo Ventador (Barruera); Núria Bonet, from Ca la Núria (Bellver de la Cerdanya); the chef of the Toques Blanches Roussillon-Occitanie collective Alain Delprat, from La Yucca (Perpinyà); Joseba Cruz, from Le Clandestine (Navàs); and Axier Arbilla and Toda Parejo, from Arbeletxe (La Seu d’Urgell), among others.

All sessions will be livevia ‘streaming’, on the Gastroevents YouTube channel.

Fira Àpat (from May 7 to 9)

Fira Àpat, the professional food and gastronomy fair of Camp de Tarragona and Terres de l’Ebre, will take place from May 7 to 9 at the Tarragona fairgrounds. It is aimed at professionals and lovers of Catalan gastronomy: Producers and processors present their products to professionals in the sector and final consumers. The cook Gessamí Caramés, from ‘Cuines’ (TV-3), will be the godmother of the fair, which will feature more than 70 exhibitors and two areas with 40 activities where you can enjoy ‘showcookings’, talks and workshops. There will be a pastry master class from Caramés itself, a local fish workshop with the Sant Carles de la Ràpita Fishermen’s Guild, Sergi de Meià will recover the traditional ‘clotxa’, popularly known as ‘cantó de pa’ (the typical breakfast of the farmer from Terres de l’Ebre), Pep Moreno will also participate, with a Michelin star for Deliranto (Salou)…

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On Monday 9 will take place the Fira Apat Experience Tarragonathe most professional day, which will include the first ‘Meeting of women for Catalan food’ and the Food and Gastronomy Forum of Tarragona, with presentations by professionals and personalities from the sector in the Tarragona area.

Tickets can be obtained in advance through the website www.firaapat.cat or can be purchased at the box office on the days of the fair.

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