Some time ago Félix Llovell and Ramon Segú, neighbours of the communication of the Tarragona province, decided in 1991 to start the journey of editing a guide of restaurants from Cataluña and Andorra, defying, so to speak, other publications of the sector at a national level such as Michelin and Repsol.
And they are already on the 28th edition of the successful Guia Gourmand! The presentation of the Guia Gourmand 2019 took place on November 26th, at the Monumento Mas Passamaner hotel, in Selva del Camp. The presentation was supervised by the owner of the restaurant Cinc Sentits, in Barcelona, Jordi Artal, recognised with a Michelin star – which says a lot. The event was presided by the Mayor of Selva del Camp, Jordi Vinyals, and it was attended by around 60 authorities, journalists, representatives from the tourist and gastronomy sector.
Once the presentation ended, the distinctions with which Guia Gourmand awards restaurants in 2019 were presented, its winners selected by the directors of said Guia, Félix Llovell and Ramon Segú. After that, the hotel restaurant offered to all attendants a meal to lick their fingertips, which perfectly matched the presentation of the event.
The “Guía Elección Gourmand de Cataluña y Andorra, y otros lugares de interés”, popularly known (that is how we know it here in QHE) as the “Guia Gourmand”, under the direction and writing of the Tarragona-born journalists Félix Llovell and Ramon Segú, and with the editing of Arola Editors, just came out, and very soon you will be able to find it in the best bookshops in the country for only 20 euros. Do you have your copy already? What are you waiting for!
We can also tell you that the Guia can also be consulted entirely and for free at the website www.guiagourmand.com, which with the help of city-based localisation or just plainly establishment by establishment, will make it easier for us to find every restaurant and hotel, including pictures and location map, plus all the information, daily updated.
Inside the guide you will also find the best restaurants in Catalonia and their honour roll, where those restaurants awarded with an overall mark of 8/10 or more are placed. In this 2019 ranking the best in Catalonia are: with 10/10, El Celler de Can Roca; with 9.75, Via Veneto; and with 9.50, Caelis, Disfrutar, Lasarte, Les Cols, Miramar de Llançà.
If we focus on the Tarragona area of the map we find, with a 9.25 mark, Can Bosch, L’Antic Molí, Les Moles and Villa Retiro; and with a 9 mark, Deliranto, Joan Ungellès I Sanromà.
It is already available in your nearest bookshop! Now you will not be able to tell us that you do not know where to go celebrate a special dinner, thanks to the Gourmand Guide, this will no longer be a problem.