Category Archives: Featured

“Michael Chiarello: Barcelona Is the New Florence” by Anneli Rufus

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June 7th, 2013   At his new San Francisco restaurant Coqueta two nights ago, celebrity chef Michael Chiarello poured liquid nitrogen over double-frozen berry-rhubarb “gazpacho” to conjure tidal waves of vapor and shimmering, dancing, disappearing beads. He hailed merrymakers who held the custom-blown glass party pitcher known as a porrón high over their heads and from that great distance poured cocktails — such as Manzanilla sherry […]

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Upcoming event in Chicago (July 25th 2013)

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After the success of the Launching Event in Washington DC, the CATALAN GOURMET USA team is ready for action. In less than three months, Chicago will host the new business-only Food Tasting event, at Mercat a la Planxa Restaurant (638 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605) on Thursday, July 25th. Food importers and distributors, reps, wholesalers, gourmet stores, restaurants and […]

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100 Montaditos: A taste of U.S. success

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BY JENNY STALETOVICH: JENNYHIAASEN@BELLSOUTH.NET In just a year, 100 Montaditos has made its mark on Miami, with restaurants from the decade-old Spanish chain opening in the city’s hippest spots, including Midtown, Brickell, even the restaurant space at the highly anticipated H&M on Lincoln Road. Its midtown location, in particular, has outsold more than any of the chain’s existing 200 restaurants in […]

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Welcome to Catalan Gourmet USA

CATALAN GOURMET USA is the new platform for the promotion of Gourmet products from the region of Catalonia (Spain) in the United States. The platform has been created under the auspices of ACCIO, the agency for Catalonia’s Trade and Development. CATALAN GOURMET USA represents a select group of food manufacturers offering some of the best Catalan gourmet products available in the US market. The participating companies offer […]

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Launching Event: Washington DC

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Our Opening Event for the CATALAN GOURMET USA group took place at one of the most popular Spanish restaurants in town: the Jaleo Restaurant in Crystal City, at 2250 Crystal Dr, Arlington, VA 22202. Professionals from the area were able to delight their taste buds at our tasting on Monday April 22nd from 11:00 AM to 3:30 PM. We invited […]

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Best Catalan Restaurants and Chefs

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  Ferran Adrià has been recognized many times in the past years as the best chef in the world. His legendary talent, creativity and gastronomic innovations have inspired chefs and food-lovers and have made of Restaurant El Bulli what it was on its peak. Today, the restaurant is closed, but Chef Ferran Adrià is still involved in creating the best […]

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Learn about Catalonia food tradition

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Catalonia is known for being a Gourmet stop on the European map. After long years of tradition, the Mediterranean Diet Foundation (Headquartered in Barcelona) has consolidated Catalonia as the food capital of the Mediterranean. The clear influences from the rest of Spain and France make it a powerful and wonderful combination that has helped develop one of the best Gourmet […]

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