If the red shrimp is the “superstar” in Palamos, then in L’Escala this position belongs to the anchovies.
La Escala, a village on the Costa Brava 50 km north of our hotel, where the anchovy business flourished for centuries. In fact, the Greeks brought this ancient form of fish preservation here. Today, at least ten anchovy companies coexist in the city. Some of them date back to the 18th century, such as Anchoves Fill, owned by J. Callol i Serrats.
You can visit the company’s website to learn more about the fishery and the different fishing methods. It turns out there are more than a hundred of them.
Julia Chesnokova for Hotel Alabriga