Winter menu: healthy and sustainable to reduce the impact of the food systemThe Seasons Menu aims to offer ideas and recipes to foster healthy and sustainable food which is good for people and good for the planet, at the same time driving the local economy and city bars and restaurants. The project falls within the context of the city’s role as the World Sustainable Food Capital. Healthy ingredients using local seasonal produce provide the base for the new menu, designed by three hospitality schools and the chef Pere Carrió from the restaurant Gat Blau.
As with the menus created for other seasons, the winter menu backs the struggle to combat food waste and take advantage of seasonal local produce to reduce the impact of our food system. On this occasion the recipes were developed with the help of Pere Carrió, chef at the restaurant Gat Blau, the Escola d’Hoteleria i Turisme operated by the University de Barcelona (CETT), the Escola Superior d’Hostaleria i Turisme Jesuïtes Sarrià – Sant Gervasi and the Escola Superior d’Hostaleria de Barcelona (ESHOB).
Gastronomy suggestions for this winter include:
- Starters: salted celeriac, parsnip chips, carrot confit with honey, rosemary and vegan gravy, a wholly vegetarian dish
- Main course: fried inshore fish with bread and tomato, a very traditional recipe made with low-grade fish, usually unused and with little commercial value but which we can find in our coastal waters
- Desserts: pumpkin pie, a product typical of this season
The winter menu rounds off the Seasons Menu for this year, which started with the spring menu, endorsed by chef Carme Ruscalleda.
The menu is available at over 160 restaurants in Barcelona and around Catalonia which are taking part in the initiative. Establishments can offer the menu without changes or they can adapt it to their own culinary style.
In addition, these and other recommended recipes are available on the Sustainable Food website so that you can make them at home.