History and archaeology show that the oldest building in the village of Collsuspina is Can Xarina.
For a long time it was an inn on the royal road (the Hostal of Collcespina), built around the year 1550 and run for more than a century by a family of fadristerns (non-heir, second-born sons), who served food at the table at what was known as the "parada i fonda" (inn).
Acquired by the Oller family around the year 1800, it soon became a grocer's shop where they sold everything from fruit and vegetables, fresh meat and sugar to tobacco, seven-veined espadrilles, medicines, glitter and bowls.
Today it is a restaurant with more than 50 years of history and was started by Josep Oller, together with his mother Paquita Altimir and his sisters Núria and Carme Oller.
At Can Xarina we are committed to traditional Catalan cuisine, where the products of the land, and above all quality, are the backbone. The casserole and the holm oak charcoal grill are the mainstay. The ecological seal is important for us as a quality feature. We do not, however, shy away from the delights of the products that make up the cuisine of other neighbouring regions.
From cured meats, all handmade and selected from the area (Moianès and Osona), to casseroles and oven-roasted dishes made from livestock (kid or lamb), poultry (duck and free-range chicken), farm produce (pork) or pasture (Moianès beef, Cantabrian cows); also sautéed in the frying pan ("del ganxet" beans, chickpeas, broad beans, kid, rabbit); even products grilled with holm oak charcoal ( entrecôtes or steaks, kid, suckling lamb from Solsonès, pig's trotters, etc.).
We complete our culinary offer with fresh fish according to the market, acorn-fed ham (from Guijuelo or the Pedroches Valley), high-end preserves and more international dishes (fresh pasta or cannelloni), which are deeply rooted in our country.
As with all traditional cuisine, the food cycle marks the optimum time to obtain food, that is, to obtain a product that offers us the maximum fullness of flavour, we must be guided by the seasonal products calendar and try to get them on its natural moment.
Although the culture of the "porró" has always graced our table, we cannot leave aside the extensive wine list which, with more than 400 references, includes the representation of the twelve Catalan Denominations of Origin, but also the rest of Spain.
A wide range of cereal distillates (whiskies), wine distillates (cognacs, armagnacs, Catalan and Spanish brandies), apple distillates (calvados), and distillates from other origins, such as gins and rums, complete our range of beverages, which has around 300 references.