Boqueria’s 2nd Annual Calçotada

Every spring in Cataluña (Northern Spain), the Calçotada Festival celebrates the spring’s harvest of calçots, a spring onion similar to a large scallion or a small leek. During this popular, local gastronomical event, friends and family gather at a masia (typical Catalan farm) where the calçots are barbecued over large open-flamed steel grills by the bushel.

Once charred to black, the calçots are removed from the grill and are wrapped in newspaper to soften the skin and steam the inside of the onion. They are traditionally served with romesco or salbitxada sauce.

We will be cooking calçots over a large open-flame grill outside our Flatiron location and serving them with traditional salbitxada sauce ($13). The experience will be completed with Jarras of rosé wine ($18) and grilled house made lamb sausage ($14).

It is a time honored tradition and we hope to see you at our own Calçot Celebration on Sunday evening, May 22nd, at our Flatiron location.

(Our Soho location will feature the same market menu items cooked on the plancha in the open kitchen.)