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An image from one of Cadaqués' beaches (by ACN)

31 March 2011 11:13 PM

Costa Brava village Cadaqués will be copied in China

Chinese businessmen have chosen the Catalan coastal village to be the model for their new holiday resort in China. This Costa Brava village will thus have a carbon copy in Zhangzhou, Fujian region’s Xiamen bay.
The Twitter of Vilassar de Mar Town Hall (by Twitter)

29 March 2011 11:24 PM

Vilassar de Mar Town Hall, third in the “Twitter Oscars”

The Catalan coastal town was nominated in the “Government” category of Twitter’s “Shorty Awards”. The Mayor of Newmark, Coory Booker won in this category. Vilassar de Mar was third, just behind Barack Obama’s Twitter.

29 March 2011 07:53 PM

"As a chef, the most important part is not to damage the product" stated Oriol and Miquel Rovira

The Rovira Brothers make an unrivalled gastronomic duo. They claim that having a close relationship with the producers is a key element to get the best out of the products they use.
Olga Fontanillas in her New York showroom (by A. Matamoros)

23 March 2011 07:56 PM

O-Dvision, or how to convince Catalan Fashion designers into selling in New York

Catalan Olga Fontanillas is the founder of this NYC-based company. She assures this is the best time to break into the American market.

22 March 2011 12:45 AM

“We have to sell cava as an exclusive, glamorous product”, says PIMECAVA chairperson

PIMECAVA is the Association of Small and Medium-sized Cava Producers. It is chaired by Mercè Rosell, who claims in a video interview that the only way to compete against French champagne is by marketing cava as a quality and prestigious product....
Vilassar de Mar's Twitter is currently in the 3rd position, just after Barack Obama's (by ACN / Shorty Awards)

21 March 2011 07:28 PM

Barack Obama competes with Catalan town Vilassar de Mar in Twitter’s ‘Shorty Awards’

The Town Hall’s twitter is a finalist in the ‘Best Government’ category in the third edition of the US-based Shorty-awards. @vilassardemar is the only European site nominated.
The museum focusing on the world of cava to open very soon in Sant Sadurní (by M. Martí)

16 March 2011 03:13 PM

The first stage of the Cava Interpretation Centre underway

Work on historic building in Sant Sadurní will finish soon. The museum will be dedicated to the history of cava and the home town of Catalonia’s most renowned drink.

14 March 2011 09:55 PM

Carme Ruscalleda: “Our cuisine is more rural. It focuses more on local products and is more accessable”

In a video interview, the Catalan chef who has been awarded five Michelin Stars, Carme Ruscalleda, explains her vision of Catalan cuisine. She describes it as a combination of specific techniques and wit carried out by farmers and fishermen mixed...
Mercè Brunés cooking at her restaurant's kitchen (by J. Ventura)

09 March 2011 09:56 PM

From Tagamanent to Hong Kong to explain Catalan cuisine

Chef Mercè Brunés is invited to China to present Catalan dishes on local media.
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