For yet another year, from March 10 to May 1, we can taste this product so characteristic of the region in many of the Maresme restaurants.
The gastronomy of the Maresme is very wide, from fishing, cultivation and production, through the transformation and consumption of gastronomic products.
Many of the towns in the region celebrate with gastronomic contests, parties, events…… the arrival of this exquisite product on our tables!
Also known as ‘El pueblo de la Pesolada’, Caldes celebrates this gastronomic event every spring that focuses on a variety of the so called ‘pèsol de la floreta’ (flower pea), which has its distinctive features as its fine flavor and at the same time sweet.
Gastronomic sample of the pea Garrofal and the Coca de Llavaneres
The orchard of Sant Andreu de Llavaneres stands out for the cultivation of pea and a large party is dedicated to it every April.
It is also known as the green pearl. Garrofal pea is one of the most appreciated varieties of this legume that, at least, is planted in the Maresme since the seventeenth century, when it is known that it was already marketed in Barcelona.
La Coca de Llavaneres is certified with a quality guarantee mark. They are the desserts par excellence of local cuisine. It is a leaf paste filled with cream and covered with pine nuts and sugar.
“Peas with cuttlefish and potatoes”
Combining the cuttlefish that is caught in the Maresme coast and the peas and potatoes grown in this area...Mataró has created his own dish!!! Many restaurants offer this exquisite dish, which has become an identifying dish of this city.
Other municipalities in the region that participate this year in the pea gastronomic days are:
- Arenys de Mar
- Cabrera de Mar
- Caldes d’Estrac
- Pineda de Mar
- Premià de Mar
- Sant Andreu de Llavaneres
- Sant Pol de Mar
- Vilassar de Dalt
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The Costa del Maresme Tourist Promotion Consortium not only invites everyone to participate in the culinary events of the pea, but also to enjoy all the assets offered by the Maresme.
Also collaborating in these workshops are the Regional Produce Network of the Maresme Regional Council and the DO de Alella Wine Tourism Consortium, which place Maresme on the Catalan gastronomic map.