Morito Exmouth is continuing the festive spirit into the New Year by celebrating Catalonia's famous onion festival, the Calcotada!
The Gran Fiesta de la Calcotada is returning to Morito Exmouth Market every Sunday in February with a special menu to celebrate the harvest of the Calcot! In Valls, the epicentre of the Calcotada, large bunches of this Catalan onion, fresh from the earth, are grilled over an open fire until charred then wrapped in newspaper. Served on terracotta tiles, the calcots are peeled with bare hands, then dunked in rich romesco sauce made from almonds and peppers, and devoured. True to the Catalonian spirit, it is a great excuse to get together, talk, party and more importantly eat onions! We are sending the Morito team to Valls to experience the Fiesta first hand so they can bring back tales and images while you enjoy our delicious Menu del Calcot washed down with plenty of wine and vermouth.
El Bandarra Vermut aperitivo
Pan con tomate
Charcoal grilled calçots with romesco sauce
Chorizo, morcilla, butifarra, white beans, parsley & sherry vinegar
Salt cod, potatoes, roast goat’s horn peppers
Escalivada –Catalan roast vegetable salad – artichokes, onions, peppers, pumpkin & cauliflower (v,ve)
Alioli & winter leaf salad
Almond tart, Seville orange ice cream