Barcelona & Catalonia
Barcelona, the capital of the Catalonia region, has long been a cosmopolitan and forward-thinking city. Sophisticated yet relaxed this Mediterranean city has a love of art, design and architecture as well as great food. Barcelona is the ideal place for food and wine tours given that the cuisine stands among the top regional fares in Spain.
The Mediterranean bounty and centuries of culinary development make Barcelona a food paradise amidst medieval streetscapes. Not known to rest on tradition, Barcelona and the region of Catalonia tend towards cultural innovation and this means the food is often cutting-edge.
The wine regions outside of Barcelona include the Penedès making world-class cavas, the Priorat and Montsant regions producing powerful Grenache-based red wines, the Terra Alta whose stars are elegant whites, and the Emporda region which includes the Costa Brava. You may want to dine at the acclaimed Celler de Can Roca restaurant (3 Michelin stars and the #2 restaurant in the world in 2016) in Girona (Costa Brava) or visit the Dali Museum and the Dali house. Your luxury hotel will be in a medieval village or on the stunning coast.