¨Hacer un vermut¨ in Spanish is synonymous with meeting up for a bite to eat and a drink prior to lunch or dinner. Unlike tapas, which are “little dishes” that usually constitute a meal, ¨hacer un vermut¨ is merely the lead up to the long, late Catalan lunch. It is an irreplaceable element of social life in Catalonia.
Being an aperitif wine, vermouth stimulates the appetite, so in Barcelona it is traditionally drunk along with small snacks, such as crunchy green olives, anchovies cured in extra virgin olive oil, a tin of mussels in spicy sauce, chips or other small snacks.
We have chosen a great selection of stops along the way to introduce you to this entertaining custom.
The tour begins at 09:30 am at the entrance to Santa Monica Arts Center. On our approximately two-and-a-half-hour vermouth and tapas tour, your gourmet guide will explain the Catalonian custom of vermouth, Catalan culture, a description of the typical snacks eaten with vermouth and an introduction to the different neighborhoods visited.
Along the way, we will enjoy a selection of 2 tastings, along with a selected wine or vermouth.
We will finish the tour at Tours, Tapas and Friends, a unique gastronomic center right off the famous Ramblas Street where you with have a complete vermouth experience: Vermouth and a selection of the most representative small bites that locals love.
We invite you to take advantage of your guide´s extensive knowledge and ask as many questions as you want. Immerse yourself in the culture and delight your taste buds with this walking tour.