What and where you can eat during a Holy Week in Barcelona
Easter day brings spirituality to the devoted but also fun for those who use to travel on this Easter holidays. What is certain is that we all enjoy typical Easter food and especially sweets. The vigil was against eating meat, what enhanced the imagination of chefs, bakers and housewives to offer other dishes with ingredients they could eat. In the whole world there are countless recipes for Easter time, the most of them made from milk, flour, eggs, butter, sugar or honey. Another widely used ingredient is bread, and the bread is a symbol of the Last Dinner and one of the main ingredients that must be present on our tables for these dates.
Starting with El potaje de vigilia traditional stew of chickpeas served with cod. It’s considered one of the most found dishes during Holy week. Then you have a typical garlic soup that is one of the most popular dishes in Spanish gastronomy, especially in the north of Spain.
Actually, sweets have the most importance in the Holy week. As we said earlier the most important is bread, to have a better Torrijas (sweet toast), they usually use bread enriched with butter and sugar. Don’t forget about “La Mona” is a typical Valencian and Catalan Easter cake which symbolizes that abstinence is over. Also, try some slices of fried milk for breakfast; you will love it for sure.
To complete your staying in Barcelona during this week, we recommend you make a short visit by Costa Brava as well passing by this cute restaurant where you will find delicious homemade torrijas.