Ah the beautiful Masia Can Portell in Vallvidrera, an enclave in Collserola´s natural park. A Fabulous restaurant serving Calçots done in the traditional way.

This place comes highly recommended and only 12 km. from the city of Barcelona. You will need a car to get there as it’s a bit of a climb and there is no public transport. You will also need to book a table as they get very busy. In the afternoon they have 2 turns for lunch. The first is at 1pm and the second at 3:30pm

Masia Can Portell is a grand building with a wonderful cosy ambiance. As soon as you open the doors you can hear the roar of people having a good time and a good feast-up. The service is exceptional and our lovely waitress, who had the best smile ever, ensured we were well looked after.

The menu del dia for 38.95 euros includes an unlimited amount of calcots, toast with fresh tomatoes (another catalan speciality) home-made romesco sauce, followed by a selection of grilled meats, desserts, a bottle of wine between 2, a bottle of water, a bib and plastic gloves. If you don’t fancy any of the dishes that follow the calçot mashup, you can of course order straight from la carta.

The wine flowed, the views were amazing and to top it off we were treated to an ethereal rising of mist which slowly and silently crept over the hill, leaving only the forest top peeping. I could have been in the Himalayas as far as I was concerned.

A beautiful afternoon eating calçots with my friends and family. Can’t ask for more than that! Calçotada season until the 30th of April 2018

Restaurant Molins de Rei
Ctra de Molins de Rei a Vallvidrera Km6
08750 Molins de Rei
Reservation essential: 93 668 84 50 / 93 668 11 90.

a picture of a beautiful smiling waitress
Our waitress with the best smile
making pan con tomato
Preparing pan amb tomàque a typical Catalan toast
a person with romanesco sauce on their chest
OOps she missed.
A pile of peeled calçots
A pile of peeled calçots

The grounds of La Masia Can Portell
The grounds of La Masia Can Portell
Ethereal View from inside the restaurant
Ethereal View from inside the restaurant