Come to Barcino147 Bed and Breakfast in Barcelona and get your boletus (wild mushrooms)
Take a trip with us in Barcino147 B&B to the countryside between October and December and it’s more than likely that you’ll come across many small groups and friends, carrying wicker baskets and earnestly poking their way through trees and shrubs. These folks are foraging for wild mushrooms (bolets) and unless this is your first autumn here in Catalunya, you can’t fail to have noticed that… mushrooms are quite a thing here. Mushrooms are a key ingredient in many local dishes and this humble forest fungus has become one of the region’s most-loved products. This month every market and greengrocers will be adorned with baskets of freshly-picked mushrooms, mostly hailing from the woodlands of Catalunya. Will show you the best selection of bolets in the city head to Bolets Petràs in La Boqueria. Boletaire Llorenç Petràs has run this stall for many years and has become something of an institution locally, supplying to the region’s top restaurants. He has written two books about mushrooms and is generally considered the city’s best-known mushroom expert. It may be easy to buy your bolets at the market, but it’s not nearly so much fun as foraging for your own. Mushroom ‘hunting’ has become phenomenally popular over the last decade and every weekend during the season, thousands of people head out to the areas in rural Catalunya that are considered to be mushroom hotspots. If you like to be a boleteaire (mushroom-hunter) Will help you and take you to the woods of Berguedà in the foothills of the Pyrenees for a good morning’s foraging. But, if what you’re really after is a gentle trek with the added curiosity of testing your mushroom-identifying skills, then the Monsteny natural park is a very decent option.