The Costa Brava and the Catalan Pyrenees present culinary travelers an undiscovered gastronomic territory nestled between the sea and the mountains. This corner of Northeastern Spain is home to traditional Catalan food as well as some of the top restaurants in the world. It’s a land where food and wine history come alive in centuries-old recipes and contemporary avant-garde cuisine. From the vibrant historic and cultural center of Girona to quaint seaside villages to mountain escapes, the region offers a little something for everyone. If you are looking to travel to Catalonia to eat some of the most authentic cuisine, the Costa Brava is the place to go.
Author Amber Hoffman, of the award-winning culinary travel blog With Husband In Tow, is a Costa Brava resident and local food expert. She explains the intricacies of the gastronomy of this unexplored culinary corner of Europe and provides practical tips on how to plan a food-focused journey through the Costa Brava. She is also the author of the Food Traveler's Guide To Emilia Romagna: How To Taste The History And Tradition Of Italy.
This food travel guide includes:
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- What to eat in the Costa Brava and the stories behind the products
- Where to eat in Girona and the Costa Brava with specific restaurant and cafe recommendations
- Where to stay in Girona and the Costa Brava with recommendations on holiday rentals, apartments, and rural holiday homes
- What to drink in the Costa Brava, including craft breweries and Catalan wineries to visit
"Amber's comprehensive guide to the cuisine and culture of the Costa Brava is an essential resource for any food and wine lover headed to this part of the world. From what to eat and drink to where, she has you covered with local tips and recommendations, as well as the culture and history behind each one. A must read!" - Lauren Aloise, CEO of Devour Tours and Founder of Spanish Sabores, Spain
"Amber Hoffman’s Food Traveler’s Guide to The Costa Brava reads like something I would write myself. Her attention not just to detail, but to what really matters, to food-loving travelers, is nothing short of spot on. It is less of a guide on where to eat, and more of a guide on how to experience the region's not-to-miss delicacies and culinary experiences. Food lovers everywhere will relish in the guide’s insightful and thorough presentation of real Catalan culinary culture." - Erik Wolf, Executive Director of the World Food Travel Association, United States
"The Food Traveler's Guide to Costa Brava is a must-read for anyone planning a visit to the Costa Brava. From cooking with locals and delicious food tours to the Michelin Star Trail, Costa Brava offers a wide array of scintillating food experiences and they're all covered in this expertly researched guide. It's your ticket to culinary heaven in Catalonia!" - Keith Jenkins, iambassador and #EuroFoodTrip campaign, The Netherlands
"If you are looking for first-hand knowledge of the culinary richness of the Costa Brava look no further. Whether you’re a seasoned foodie or a first timer to the area, you will undoubtedly be blown away by the abundance of tips, tricks, and recommendations by local Girona food writer Amber Hoffman. Dive into the culinary richness of this special area and do it with a copy of this well written, personal, and thorough guide book in your hand." - Lars Bjerregaard, Culinary Journalist, Denmark