Mercat de Mercats

By Claire Gledhill

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As if Barcelona wasn’t already awash with splen­did markets, this year once again brings together the vendors of 23 municipal markets to celebrate the 7th annual edition of Mercat del Mercats. From October 21rd to the 23th the plaza of the Catedral to the entrance of the Born’s Santa Caterina market will be awash with producers, winemakers, brewers and outstanding products from Catalan soils as well as from further afield. Previous editions have seen visiting exhibitors of organic goods from France or pesto producers from Italy.

Take the everyday scene from the barrio markets and then imagine the stalls here piled high with a stunning variety of cured meats, bakery, cheeses, herbs and honeys. For those wishing to improve their cooking skills, the gastronomy classroom Aulà Gastrònomica will re­turn with demonstrations from some great contemporary chefs from the regional culinary scene. Previous years have seen market stallholders rub shoulders with chefs from elBulli and Japanese restaurant Icho.

Of course it’s the tasting sessions that are the runaway success, attracting thousands of visi­tors every year. Purchase tickets for food and/or wine and use them to sample tapas-size dishes coming out of the kitchens of some of the city’s finest and most innovative restaurants; or taste wines coming from the best regional vineyards and cellars.

Prices: €4 (1 tapa) / €14 (4 tapas) / €3 (wine or cava) / €2 (beer)

October 21, 2016 – October 23, 2016
Opening hours
Friday
12:00 – 21:00
Saturday
12:00 – 21:00
Sunday
12:00 – 21:00