|Gran Fiesta de la Calçotada 2017|
Morito, on Exmouth Market, is continuing the festive spirit into the New Year by celebrating Catalonia’s famous onion festival, the Calçotada!
Bringing the seasonal flavours and party atmosphere of the Gran Fiesta de la Calçotada to Exmouth Market every Sunday in February, Morito’s set menu will include the ubiquitous charcoal grilled calçots with romesco sauce alongside grilled chorizo, morcilla and butifara with white beans and a delicious almond tart with traditional slices of chilled orange.
The calçot is a type of green onion from Catalonia, somewhere between a spring onion and a leek. The popularity of the calçot has given rise to the Calçotada - an annual gastronomical event in Valls and beyond, celebrating the harvest of the calçot. True to the Catalonian spirit, it is a great excuse to get together, talk, party and more importantly eat onions! Large bunches, fresh from the earth are grilled over an open fire until charred then wrapped in newspaper to steam through. The calçots are served on terracotta tiles, peeled with bare hands, dunked in rich romesco sauce made from almonds and peppers, and then devoured. Typically served with grilled meats and washed down with plenty of wine and vermut.
For £40 per head (plus service) Morito diners can experience a taste of the Gran Fiesta de la Calçotada every Sunday in February: