Bio slow food & wine workshop in Penedès

Shop, visit, prep, cook, wine and dine a 4 course meal accompanied by the wines and stories of Southern Catalunya.

Come with us to the market town of Vilafranca del Penedès to shop for provisions in the attractive squares and speciality shops. You’ll get to practice your Spanish and Catalan in the friendly atmosphere of this medieval and modernist town. Then we pick up some excellent wines at boutique wine producer Parés Baltà in Pacs del Penedès. You’ll have time to learn how these fine wines are produced and an opportunity to taste a selection of excellent white, sparkling and red wines. Depending on the season you will find yourself preparing Calçots – spring onions roasted over a fire of blazing vine branches or discovering the secrets of slow cooked Mute duck with pine nuts and prunes at Cal Ruget Biohotel

At Cal Ruget Florian and Veronica will introduce you to their own garden of biodynamic vegetables and fruit. They will lead you in the preparation of a beautiful meal with local specialities such as Xato salad, Romesco sauce, Paellae and Crema Catalana. Meanwhile Paddy will make sure each dish is accompanied by an inspiring and complimentary brew from the wine makers of Catalunya.
He will explain the origin and style of each wine as well as best practices in order to extract maximum enjoyment

Sample Menu
Harvest Coca a la Cal Ruget
Coca de vendimia al estilo Cal Ruget
Sautéed artichoke hearts with homemade foie and reduction of malvasia sweet wine
Corazones de alcachofa fritos con foie casero y reducción de vino dulce Malvasía
Penedès Mute duck “Surf and Turf” with glazed swedes and potato lasagne
Pato mudo del Penedés "Mar y Montaña" con nabos glaseados y patata al hinojo
Peach of Ordal au flambeé with homemade ice cream
Melocotón de Vinya flambeado con helado casero
refreshments, coffees and wines

You will enjoy preparing beautiful, nutricious and full-flavoured food while we advise you on cooking technique, preparation and conservation. All accompanied by a careful selection of wines and cavas.

Penedès main attractions
Wine museum, stone ground olive oil mills, Castellers (human towers), medieval churches and castles, modernist architecture, Montserrat, great small wineries and of course beautiful wine country

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