Any good Catalan restaurant in Barcelona will use the ingredients of the season to make its traditional dishes. Grilled meats such as the typical buttifarra sausage and lamb chops are popular, as is poultry and lamb. Pork is especially common, and you’ll find some unusual parts on the menu, including pigs cheeks and pigs trotters. In the winter some hearty soups are on the menu, and are replaced with cold gazpacho style soups in the summer. Fish is prepared in many different ways; grilled, baked, and covered in different sauces. Mediterranean ingredients including aubergine, peppers, tomatoes and mushrooms are often used. Catalan and Spanish restaurants in Barcelona serve a variety of rice dishes, such as seafood paella, mixed paella and rice with cuttlefish.