Thursday, December 16, 2010

4th Gastronomic Season of the Melocotón de Ordal (Ordal Peach)

The 4th Gastronomic Season of the Ordal Peach is based on the fusion of special dishes prepared by 21 different restaurants in Penedès, with peach along with the sweet wine Dolç les Timbes, especially made in the Albet i Noya cellar for this occasion.

There are several objectives during these days; to create a gastronomic offer in Penedès with cultural and quality added value, with an attractive proposal for a public that is basically national. Also, to promote the Ordal peach and its marriage with our white wine made with the Viogner variety, pressed and created exclusively for the marriage with the Ordal peach, but also with other white fruits like pears, melons, apples, etc...

The activity will be complemented and promoted in the Ordal peach market that takes place in the village of St.Pau on Saturdays and Sundays during the summer months.

In this way the municipality will become known as a region of indigenous products and unique personality.

This idea was the initiative of the Albet i Noya cellar and in the first year had the collaboration of the Subirats Tourism Board, the next year it was joined by the Alt Penedès Consortium for Tourism Promotion, with the aim of joining forces and making it even better known.

This year, in order to make the events more attractive, various types of incentives have been created; one for restaurants that will be awarded for the best dish, valuing the marriage with Dolç les Timbes and another prize for three couples who have tried these marriages that consists of a day in Penedès to enjoy a free visit to our cellar plus a lot of three products, lunch at one of the winning restaurants and a cultural visit in Penedès.

In addition to this, the famous gastronomy critic Pere Tàpies has been chosen to follow up on the restaurants and give them points and another taster will go incognito so that the marking is more objective.

We should point out that this 4th Season has been very well received by the restaurants and has gone from 15 restaurants to 21, and they are:

Cal Pere del Maset, Cal Saldoni, Cal Xim (St.Pau), Cal Xim Barcelona, Restaurant Cantallops, Cal Pelegrí, Sol i Vi, Cal Blay Vint-i-cinc, Hotel Fonda Neus, La Posada, Cal Ton, El Gat Blau, La Pérgola, El Mercat, Ca l'Agustí, Cal Recolons, Restaurante Cal Maties, Cal Diari, Negre Fum, El Cigró d'Or, Restaurant el Bosc.

During the presentation of the 4th Season the peach producers have given a box of peaches to each restaurant so they can start to create their first synergies.

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