Grup Gastronòmic Pla de l’Estany
Several restaurants and food producers have joined forces to form the Grup Gastronòmic del Pla de l'Estany under the motto “The Pleasure of Eating Naturally”. This culinary organisation was established in February 2004 and is a non-profit professional association.
The activities that led to the creation of this culinary group started about five years ago, the result of the need for a number of restaurant owners in Pla de l'Estany to share ideas and suppliers and together search for high-quality products that allow them to improve their culinary creations as well as that of the region as a whole. The group also supports the interest in recovering traditional products and production methods, learning about new products and techniques and acquiring new knowledge and ways of understanding gastronomy.
The group's products are the San Mer new ox, Bonxai lamb, Mas Auró extra virgin olive oil, legumes like blond-eye peas, Banyoles beans, Esponellà and Biòrica squash, Crespià walnuts and honey, Banyoles tortada (a type of almond cake) and Cornellà del Terri garlic.