The Empordà is a small region in the north east of the Iberian Peninsula, between the Pyrenees and the Mediterranean. The coastal strip, known as the Costa Brava, is the most prestigious tourist area in Catalunya and is characterised by its natural and cultural heritage. Inland there are small villages with great historic and monumental value and rural landscape that will captivate visitors.
The Empordà is the centre of Catalan cuisine and has a wide, important gastronomic offer, with restaurants of great prestige in the area.
In order to promote the above-mentioned offer, in particular in the gastronomy area, the Costa Brava Centre Association of Restaurant Enterprises organised the first gastronomic trade fair in the Girona regions as well as most of the gastronomic campaigns dealing with local products, such as sea urchins, prawns, rice, etc. These campaigns have favoured the proliferation of a great number of gastronomic campaigns throughout Catalunya.
The first trade fair was given the name Cuina de l’Empordanet (Cuisine of the Empordà), and has become an unavoidable point of reference when talking about cooking in our territory as well as a brand name that guarantees quality throughout Spain.
In 1995, sixteen restaurants in the Baix Empordà region joined together as a gastronomic group with the name Cuina de l’Empordanet with the aim of promoting the gastronomic quality of the territory among the target public, the journalism sector and international tour operators and to identify the Empordà as a first class gastronomic destination.
La Cuina de l’Empordanet is currently made up of eighteen restaurants and continues to organise and participate in different gastronomic events around Catalunya and Spain.