While removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your complacency, our Product Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in any destination.
a timeless bistro located in an old nun convent serving traditional tapas, small plates, typical Catalan dishes.
From here we will explore the Raval quarter, where many famous chefs have chosen to open, new innovative restaurants. For example, we will experience the concept behind a Michelin star restaurant run by the former chef de cuisine at the world famous El Bulli, that offers authentic Asian dishes served in the Spanish tapas style. Notice that we will meet at Barcelona’s first Gastronomic center, where we will try a traditional Vermouth, that is synonymous with meeting up for a bite to eat and a drink prior to lunch or dinner. Erin did the ordering as she so kindly did for us everywhere we went, and has done it enough times that she knew that one order any of the 2 person paella and fideua must be more than enough for the seven of us plus baby. Actually the food and company were fantastic and everything that one could hope for along the ‘picture perfect’ Spanish Mediterranean coast. On the Barcelona must do list, ParkGüell offers some really great vistas of the city.
Park Güell was more than enough for us, we never made it to Monjuc, another popular vantage point and ‘mustsee’ in line with many.
Less highfalutin were the costs.
Three dessert tapas from a menu of Keeping with the air of mystery, the menu lists only any dessert’s 3 primary ingredients, for 990, you get your pick of not one. For our first meal, Erin and Joe ok us to Mosquito, their favorite restaurant just a stone’s throw away from their apartment in El Born, the city’s oldest and prettiest neighborhoods. Oftentimes as long as they’re awesome like that, two of their favorite spots, for our final meal there, Erin and Joe ok us to not one. Thanks, guys! We couldn’t have done any of it without Erin and Joe.
They couldn’t been better hosts and showed us top-notch time and eats in the city they’ve been able to call home these past 14 months.
Here’s a quick, er, maybe not so quick.
Since we were only there a few days, I actually have it on pretty good authority that the restaurants I’ve come to love are quite a few city’s best, I’m no Barcelona expert. Even if you can’t, do try to at least take yourself, and give amid the many restaurants that we went to a try. It did not disappoint. Called the granjero, it’s made with lettuce, tomato, ham, mayo, and a fried egg, wedged between two what slices Erin called what Wonder Bread wishes it going to be. Forget Wonder Bread, the granjero is what I look for to be. Seriously. They’re big fans of Erin’s there, as are most places. A well-known fact that is. We started things off at El Xampanyet, a classic tapas and cava bar also in El Born. Basically, we were lucky enough to get a table soon after arriving, the place was packed with locals.
That’s what we ordered, they did have what they call Patates Deluxe, delicious patatas bravas style fries, I was a little disappointed to find that the Spanish McDonald’s menu didn’t boast McDelicacies on par with France’s McBaguette or Hawaii’s Taro Pies.
Take me back please!
Fantastic company aside, Barcelona’s food was by far top-notch part of our stay there. I now find myself craving their simple, ‘low key’ style of eating on a pretty constant basis, since our mini vacation. Nonetheless, prior to our trip, I’m almost sure I knew very little about Spanish cuisine, and could count the amount of times I’d had tapas on one hand. You should take it into account. After we let our dinner digest just a little. It all seemed a little excessive at the time, and after all, they served us a lot of the best, most inventive desserts I’ve ever had, and suddenly, the locks on the door made perfect sense.
Brian ok to calling the place a dessert speakeasy since they keep the front door locked and you have to ring a doorbell and announce your reservation time before they’ll make it simple for you to in.
Erin summed up the meal perfectly on her blog, It was one of those lively 2+ hour meals where the plates kept coming, the redish wine kept flowing, and the conversation and laughter was non stop. It’s those kinds of nights types here that are my absolute favorite. Do yourself a favor and get the tickets ahead of time, the line to buy tickets there was insane even in the ‘offseason’. For our final full day there, Brian and I went to the Sagrada Familia, Gaudi’s final and still unfinished work. Erin’s smart and ordered our tickets online. Absolutely worth it, It’s a classic tapas bar and restaurant that’s a little on the pricier side. Hands down better meal we had was atCañetein the Gothic Quarter. Trust me when I say the food was fantastic and very much up to my ugh Chinese standards. Being that the place was quite dark and I was a little a brand new, unfamiliar city.
The pork clouds were heavenly.
I’m quite sure I was very much behind it, mosquito serves Asian dimsum style tapas. Since it may seem counterintuitive for a Chinese person to seek out this meal in Spain of all places. I’m almost sure I can say with pretty great confidence that I’ll be back to Barcelona, loads of us know that there are plenty of unknowns in lifetime, and you never know where it’s planning to take you. Needless to say, it’s so great a place to go to just once. That is interesting right? Oh goodness were they right.