22 Aug Begur, a heaven for serious foodies
Begur’s rich and diverse food culture reflects its privileged location on the Mediterranean coast and its proximity to the fertile plain of the Baix Empordὰ. The coast provides a variety of fresh fish and seafood while the interior produces seasonal fruits, vegetables, grains and legumes, as well as top quality meats. Its cuisine has something for the most discerning taste buds!
Begur is a traditional hilltop fishing village set among sea coves and rugged cliffs of the Costa Brava, and the main ingredients of many local dishes come from this wild and rocky section of the Catalan coastline. Every spring Begur holds the Peix de Roca Gastronomic Campaign to celebrate the many species of rock fish native to the area. The traditional fishermen stew of the Costa Brava, suquet de peix, is made with rock fish and seafood in a delicious fish broth.
Other typical dishes are grilled sardines, rock fish cake and sea urchins. Nearby towns also provide their specialties, the red gamba of Palamós and the anchovies of L’Escala are well known nationally. The pearl rice from Pals is the protagonist in a great variety of rice dishes that mix seafood with meats, legumes or vegetables.
Local products, whether from land or sea, dominate the fresh ingredients of l’Empordà cuisine. Restaurants use seasonal locally grown products to preserve traditional recipes such as the ubiquitous escalibada, while at the same time combining international cooking trends to create fusion dishes that characterize the modern Costa Brava cuisine.
Restaurants Can Climent-Los Platillos and Diferent in Begur specialize in this new fusion, while Toc de Mar in Aiguablava Beach is well-known for its traditional rice dishes, fideuá and fresh fish sourced from local fishermen.
Our staff at Alta House Hotel will guide you to the restaurant of your choice and gladly help you with your reservations!