There is something deeply satisfying when a new restaurant opens in Tarragona and it’s a good one, a real good one! Almosta is tiny, energetic eatery, hidden away in Carrer Ventallos No.13, just off Plaça del Forum and the first thing you notice when you walk in is the row of organic beers and wines framing a large blackboard listing the dishes, wine of the day and opening hours for everyone to see.
The Festival Internacional Dixieland Tarragona came it to full swing last weekend with the dizzy tunes overlapping the sombre processions of Palm Sunday. Now in its 20th edition, the Festival Internacional Dixieland Tarragona is a galvanising event which peaks at the weekend with bands performing all over the old city.
Tarragona Restaurant Wine is the latest gastronomic initiative to fill the plates and glasses of Tarragona’s gastro circles. Running from the 19th of March till the 4th of April it offers a selection of 13 different local wines which can be sampled by the glass in accompanies by an excellent three course meal in 21 different restaurants.
You get a sense of chill when entering the portal of the monastery of Poblet, a sense of secrecy and silence which permeates every step of your way. Poblet lies a mere 30 minutes drive from Tarragona, beyond the industrial landscape and deep in to the foot hills of the mountains of Prades, surrounded by peace and the past.