While February is viewed by many as a dreary month in Europe, in sunny Spain there’s plenty to celebrate. Here’s what The Scoop likes this month:
Calçots: Green onions dipped in romesco sauce, eating Calçots is a tradition, a meal, a hell of a good time. A seasonal food in Catalonia, do not miss Calçot season, which is on NOW until April. See more on how to eat Calçots here:http://youtube./rZQuHKRk3tc
Gastrofestival 2012: Held in Madrid until the 5th of February this an event foodies are going to want to be at. Filmoteca Nacional will also be showing food-related movies! http://www.esmadrid.com/gastrofestival/
Six In The City 2, theater in English: Hunter Treymayne puts on the second part to Six In The City, which was a hit in Barcelona last year. The four evenings of six one-act plays begin on the 23rd of February. See more here:http://www.huntertremayne.com/
Carnaval: Head to Sitges, the Canary Islands or Cadiz for the best Carnaval (Mardi Gras) celebrations in Spain. Bring your costume! Feb 16-22, 2012. More: http://www.sitgesevents.com/event/sitges-carnival-carnaval-2012/
Book Presentation!: Bilingual English and Catalan book All Angles: Souvenir, will be presented at FNAC in Barcelona on the 25th of February, 2012! Oh yeah, Scoopette Regina Winkle-Bryan is one of the authors. It’s a collection of short travel stories on Catalonia and a darn good read!
Reading date: Saturday 25 February
Venue: FNAC Arenas, Barcelona (metro Espanya)