The peculiarity of calçots
Calçots are a type of spring onion grown especially for calçotadas. Their traditional preparation involves grilling them until they are tender on the inside and crispy on the outside. To eat them, you peel off the charred outer layer with your hands and then dip the tender inside of the calçot in sauce, making the whole thing a messy ritual that is highly likely to end up staining your clothes.
The art of peeling a calçot
Peeling a calçot is an art and requires skill. You grasp the charred end with one hand and, with a quick, firm movement, peel away the burnt layer to reveal the tender, delicious flesh inside. However, it is not uncommon for a few drops of romesco sauce or small pieces of onion to fall on your clothes during this process. This is precisely when disposable bibs come into play.
Bibs for calçotadas: allies against stains
Bibs, those simple cloth or plastic accessories that we often associate with babies and toddlers, become your best ally during a calçotada in a restaurant. By putting on a bib before you start enjoying the calçots, you are taking steps to protect your clothes from the inevitable sauce and charcoal stains that can appear during the meal.
Comfort and peace of mind
As well as protecting your clothes, wearing bibs also adds a touch of tranquillity to your calçotada experience. You know you can enjoy the calçots with enthusiasm and without worry. This allows you to fully immerse yourself in the culinary experience and enjoy every bite without restraint.
Bibs as part of the tradition
Although they may sometimes seem a comical or unusual element at an adult table, personalised disposable bibs are an integral part of the calçotada tradition. In Catalonia it is common to see people of all ages, from children to the elderly, using bibs as a matter of course during these festivities. This shows the acceptance and appreciation that the local culture has for these practical accessories.
Conclusion: bibs, your ally at a calçotada
At Laystil we manufacture customised bibs for calçotadas from 100 units or with standard printing, ideal for offering customers a unique and memorable experience which, thanks to the inclusion of a printed logo, add value to the brand and give rise to a complete experience.