Loved by adults and children, la calçotada is a time to share delicious calçots and other grilled food, and wine or your drink of choice, and have a good time. Essentially, putting some onions on the grill is the Catalan excuse to fire up the bonds with your closest people, and meet some new friends.
The ideal way to cook calçots is over a fire made of grape vine branches. Wood and charcoal can also be used. Place the calçots on the grill and cook until charred. When they come off the fire, roll them in sheets of newspaper to keep them warm and soft.
Once the calçots have cooled inside their newsprint packages, it’s time to put on your paper bib. Then grab a calçot and eat it.