What the foc” barbecue festival returns to BCN without beef and lamb

What the foc

The aroma of smoke, the sizzle of embers and the delicious fragrance of grilled food will mix once again in Barcelona, but this time with an unexpected twist. The What the foc barbecue festival returns this year with an innovative proposal: an event without beef or lamb, but with a wide variety of vegan options and a renewed focus on sustainability.

The decision to eliminate beef and lamb from this iconic festival is not only based on food awareness issues, but also on the environmental impact of the production of these meats, which emit large amounts of greenhouse gases.

In order to reduce their ecological footprint, the organizers have chosen to offer plant-based alternatives that satisfy both meat lovers and followers of a more sustainable diet.

“What the foc” in Barcelona

The festival, which will take place in the Gran Via park in L’Hospitalet on March 16 and 17, 2024, will feature 20 chefs specialized in grilling, each offering their own interpretation of grilled cuisine.

From small barbecues to huge grills, from Argentine to Asian cuisine, the diversity of options will be impressive. Attendees will be able to enjoy more than 40 gastronomic proposals, ranging from hamburgers to vegan kebabs, from Filipino cuisine to Japanese tapas.

For those who prefer a more relaxed experience, the “calçotada zone” offers the opportunity to enjoy a reserved table for ten people, accompanied by calçots and wine, all for a fixed price.

In addition, live music by Ameba, the Barcelona Electronic Music Association, will set the festive mood throughout the weekend.

A novel experience

With this renewed focus and commitment to sustainability, What the foc offers a unique experience that celebrates food, community and respect for the environment.

Whether you’re a grilled meat enthusiast or a vegan food advocate, this festival promises to delight the senses and open up new conversations about the way we eat and its impact on the planet.

Therefore, they will offer ‘plant-based’ alternatives and focus on vegetable consumption, thus reducing the impact of the event on the environment.

With more vegan options and a renewed focus on responsible consumption, the festival seeks to demonstrate that good barbecue can be enjoyed without compromising the environment or sacrificing taste.

Prepare your appetite and join the celebration of food by fire at What the foc, where fun, flavor and environmental awareness come together in an unforgettable event.