Essentials From the Sea to the Mountains
From the Sea to the Mountains
Empordà cuisine, with DO Empordà wines

The Empordà is a region of contrasts, a mixture of sea and mountains, of strong north wind and mild Mediterranean climate. It also boasts secluded beaches and coves in protected areas of great natural beauty, a rich historic and cultural heritage of exceptional value and excellent local produce.

Toc al Mar restaurant, Begur. Author: Alex Tremps
  • The combination of ingredients from the sea and land, cooked and presented together as one dish, is called surf and turf cuisine. It is one of the icons of Catalan cuisine and originates in Empordà cuisine.

  • Try a surf and turf dish paired with DO Empordà wines. The region produces a wide range of exceptional wines: reds and whites with tremendous character. This DO covers vineyards in both Alt and Baix Empordà.

  • Empordà cuisine draws on the excellent local produce that can be savoured at any one of over 2,000 restaurants serving local cuisine throughout the province.

  • More than 2,000 restaurants serve the wealth of produce supplied by local agriculture, horticulture, vineyards, livestock and fishing, through products endorsed by the Girona Excel·lent seal of quality food. These products are selected by experts at blind tastings, and are produced entirely in the province of Girona by local producers.

  • You’ll have the chance to discover over 2,000 restaurants serving local specialities as you visit secluded beaches and coves, inland regions in the foothills of the Pyrenees or villages and monuments of great architectonic value (whether megalithic, Romanesque or Gothic in style).

  • Don’t leave the table without first trying a glass of Empordà Garnatxa, a natural sweet wine that conserves the flavour of the variety of grape that it is made with (grey or red Grenache). It is native to the Empordà and so is the most popular dessert wine at the end of any meal here.

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