A word or two

about food in Catalonia…

  • Food is one of the great joys of living in Catalonia, where a long lunch & wine with fresh, local ingredients is an essential part of life

  • There are food festivals every month. Most popular are calçotadas or special onion BBQs, sea urchins by the sea, olive harvests & hunting wild asparagus & mushrooms

  • The most famous restaurant in Girona is Celler de Can Roca, regularly voted The best in the world. Allow at least one year to book!

  • With hundreds of great restaurants to choose from, your hosts try as many as they can in the name of research for you!

  • We can recommend places to suit every pocket and every taste in country villages or by the sea.


Getting Hands on with Can Torras Classes

over 40 years of growing organically

in gardens around the world & enjoy passing on my passion of growing, preparing & eating great food
Choose a 4 hour class with an accompanying meal, either lunch or dinner.


A Taste of Catalan Cookery

First take a trip around a local market & choose vegetables & herbs from the Can Torras garden. Next, get hands on & learn to cook your own Catalan specialities, such as unusual paellas, meat & vegetarian dishes or delicious tapes. Time for a drink and enjoy the meal!


First steps in Organic Gardening in the Mediterranean

Learn the secrets of gardening for the environment & great tasting food. Get hands on by planting, picking & composting in the Can Torras garden Help to prepare a delicious organic meal


A word or two about Food at Can Torras

  • reflects the changing seasons, the produce growing in our organic garden, including eggs from my happy hens and the huge choice at local markets.

  • breakfasts includes a choice of cereals, juice, fruits, yogurt, breads & homemade jams, with a hot dish changing every day

  • usually Catalan in style but always inspired by the many places I have visited – Turkey, Morocco, Italy, Costa Rica

  • evening meals normally include meat but I love to cook vegetarian & vegan dishes. All special diets catered for

  • I am a university trained nutritionist, a chef, and also suffer from some very annoying dietary restrictions myself! I know exactly how it feels to feel nervous of what is put in front of you at a restaurant. When you dine at Can Torras, you can be sure that everyone in your party will enjoy the meal.