Foodie in Barcelona http://foodieinbarcelona.com Curious about food, culture and what people put in their mouth Thu, 14 Jun 2018 04:56:22 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 78431162 Dos Pebrots, Mediterranean, El Raval http://foodieinbarcelona.com/dos-pebrots-mediterranean-elraval/ http://foodieinbarcelona.com/dos-pebrots-mediterranean-elraval/#comments Thu, 14 Jun 2018 04:56:22 +0000 http://foodieinbarcelona.com/?p=11091 Read ‘Dos Pebrots, Mediterranean, El Raval’ on the Foodie in Barcelona website.

Dos Pebrots is the restaurant of Albert Raurich, former chef de cuisine at El Bulli and Chef-owner at the Asian / Spanish fusion restaurant – Dos Palillos. The caliber of the place is evident when I arrive early to find the staff in a huddle, exchanging the essential information of what dishes to push, whats...

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Tast a La Rambla 2018 http://foodieinbarcelona.com/tast-a-la-rambla-2018/ http://foodieinbarcelona.com/tast-a-la-rambla-2018/#comments Fri, 08 Jun 2018 13:49:07 +0000 http://foodieinbarcelona.com/?p=11166 Read ‘Tast a La Rambla 2018’ on the Foodie in Barcelona website.

Tast a la Rambla is in on this weekend. From the 7th to the 10th of June, the bottom part of the Rambla is host to 50 stands where you can try a tapa from some of the best-loved restaurants and tapas bars in Barcelona. This year the stands are divided into 6 categories: Tapes...

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Mercat de Sant Antoni, Market http://foodieinbarcelona.com/mercat-de-sant-antoni-market/ http://foodieinbarcelona.com/mercat-de-sant-antoni-market/#comments Thu, 07 Jun 2018 04:59:44 +0000 http://foodieinbarcelona.com/?p=11152 Read ‘Mercat de Sant Antoni, Market’ on the Foodie in Barcelona website.

It’s not quite up there with waiting for the Sagrada Famillia to be completed but it’s up there. 9 years and 80 million euros later – the Sant Antoni market finally opened its doors and the locals came, in their good clothes with their fancy trolleys. After having to contend with the narrow passageways of...

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Little Fern, Antipodean Cafe, Poble Nou http://foodieinbarcelona.com/little-fern-antipodean-cafe-poble-nou/ http://foodieinbarcelona.com/little-fern-antipodean-cafe-poble-nou/#respond Thu, 31 May 2018 05:01:46 +0000 http://foodieinbarcelona.com/?p=11129 Read ‘Little Fern, Antipodean Cafe, Poble Nou’ on the Foodie in Barcelona website.

Textures. That is what I am struck by initially at Little Fern cafe and not, surprisingly, in the food. I haven’t ordered the food yet. I’m still taking in the space. The wood paneling above the glass panes on the outside, punctured with oblique lines. The rough irregular stone wall painted white on the inside,...

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Can Cisa, Natural wine & snacks, El Born http://foodieinbarcelona.com/can-cisa-natural-wine-snacks-el-born/ http://foodieinbarcelona.com/can-cisa-natural-wine-snacks-el-born/#respond Thu, 24 May 2018 05:55:55 +0000 http://foodieinbarcelona.com/?p=11017 Read ‘Can Cisa, Natural wine & snacks, El Born’ on the Foodie in Barcelona website.

I’m having lunch at Can Cisa. I want to be having lunch at Bar Brutal but they are only opened for dinner. David, the manager, lets me have a poke around Bar Brutal and take some pictures. The florist (They have a florist! That on its own communicates intent and positioning), is flitting about, tending...

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Dalston, Craft Coffee, The Raval http://foodieinbarcelona.com/dalston-coffee-the-raval/ http://foodieinbarcelona.com/dalston-coffee-the-raval/#comments Thu, 17 May 2018 05:40:02 +0000 http://foodieinbarcelona.com/?p=11076 Read ‘Dalston, Craft Coffee, The Raval’ on the Foodie in Barcelona website.

Dalston coffee shop is likely the smallest coffee shop in Barcelona. I can spread my arms out wide and touch both walls. At least I think I can. I haven’t tried because I’ve never been in there alone long enough to try. Across from the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Barcelona, the diminutive...

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Embat, Catalan Market Food, Eixample http://foodieinbarcelona.com/embat-catalan-market-food-eixample/ http://foodieinbarcelona.com/embat-catalan-market-food-eixample/#comments Thu, 10 May 2018 05:57:17 +0000 http://foodieinbarcelona.com/?p=9836 Read ‘Embat, Catalan Market Food, Eixample’ on the Foodie in Barcelona website.

You aren’t likely to have heard of Embat. It isn’t new, setting off the predictable flurry on Social Media that can generate initial business. The chef is not famous by association, none of that “the chef used to work at (fill in the blank) therefore this restaurant is worth a visit”. The interior is nondescript,...

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Tasmango Postres, Dessert, Arc de Triomf http://foodieinbarcelona.com/tasmango-postres-dessert-arc-de-triomf/ http://foodieinbarcelona.com/tasmango-postres-dessert-arc-de-triomf/#comments Thu, 03 May 2018 05:37:25 +0000 http://foodieinbarcelona.com/?p=11067 Read ‘Tasmango Postres, Dessert, Arc de Triomf’ on the Foodie in Barcelona website.

When I’ve had a salty, garlicky, msg spiked meal in some Chinese place off the Arc de Triomf, there is nothing I crave more, then a refreshing dessert from Tasmango. Chinese food is not known for its dessert offerings. Meals are rounded off with wedges of refrigerated oranges or piles of melon. The palette asks...

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Market to Table, Food Tour, El Raval http://foodieinbarcelona.com/market-to-table-food-tour-el-raval/ http://foodieinbarcelona.com/market-to-table-food-tour-el-raval/#respond Thu, 26 Apr 2018 05:32:33 +0000 http://foodieinbarcelona.com/?p=11030 Read ‘Market to Table, Food Tour, El Raval’ on the Foodie in Barcelona website.

Avoiding La Boqueria market is kind of thing when you adopt Barcelona as your city. The tourists. The fruit pots. The rambutan, all year-long, as if we live in a tropical land. And it doesn’t feel like a sacrifice. There are over 40 municipal markets in the city, just cross La Rambla to Via Laitana...

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Línia, Mediterranean Brasserie, Eixample http://foodieinbarcelona.com/linia-mediterranean-brasserie-eixample/ http://foodieinbarcelona.com/linia-mediterranean-brasserie-eixample/#respond Thu, 19 Apr 2018 06:05:40 +0000 http://foodieinbarcelona.com/?p=10934 Read ‘Línia, Mediterranean Brasserie, Eixample’ on the Foodie in Barcelona website.

I’m not typically one for hotel restaurant dining. Having spent some time behind the scenes of 5 and 4-star hotels, I  was able to see the machine at work. A CFO to make sure the central purchasing system is running smoothly: that the group is paying the best possible price for eggs, even if they...

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Origo, Ancient Grain Bakery, Gràcia http://foodieinbarcelona.com/origo-bakery-gracia/ http://foodieinbarcelona.com/origo-bakery-gracia/#respond Thu, 12 Apr 2018 05:00:50 +0000 http://foodieinbarcelona.com/?p=11020 Read ‘Origo, Ancient Grain Bakery, Gràcia’ on the Foodie in Barcelona website.

Origo bakery has a mission statement. And it has less to do with the bread and everything to do with the planet. 10 years ago, Françoise was working for Google photos. His job took him from his native Belgium to Dublin and then onto San Francisco. It was there that he coincidentally rented an apartment...

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Aula Ochiai, Japanese Patisserie, Eixample http://foodieinbarcelona.com/aula-ochiai-japanese-patisserie-eixample/ http://foodieinbarcelona.com/aula-ochiai-japanese-patisserie-eixample/#comments Thu, 05 Apr 2018 05:30:51 +0000 http://foodieinbarcelona.com/?p=10440 Read ‘Aula Ochiai, Japanese Patisserie, Eixample’ on the Foodie in Barcelona website.

If you are a fan of matcha or mochi, chances are you’ve heard of Pastisseria Takashi Ochiai. It’s been around since the 80’s when the Japanese pastry chef/owner, for whom the shop is named after, opened it after studying patisserie in Belgium and then in the UK. To begin with, the shop kept to local...

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En Aparte, French Cafe, Sant Pere / Santa Caterina http://foodieinbarcelona.com/en-aparte-french-cafe-sant-pere-santa-caterina/ http://foodieinbarcelona.com/en-aparte-french-cafe-sant-pere-santa-caterina/#comments Thu, 22 Mar 2018 06:03:13 +0000 http://foodieinbarcelona.com/?p=10912 Read ‘En Aparte, French Cafe, Sant Pere / Santa Caterina’ on the Foodie in Barcelona website.

I’ll confess, I’ve walked by En Aparté numerous times without being tempted to go inside. Something about unappealing signage and hearing lots of English being spoken by the people sitting outside. And those aluminum chairs that are fine to sit on but make an awful racket as they scrape back and forth across the pavement....

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Kak Koy, Robota Grill, Gothic Quarter http://foodieinbarcelona.com/kak-koy-robota-grill-gothic-quarter/ http://foodieinbarcelona.com/kak-koy-robota-grill-gothic-quarter/#comments Thu, 15 Mar 2018 06:18:48 +0000 http://foodieinbarcelona.com/?p=10833 Read ‘Kak Koy, Robota Grill, Gothic Quarter’ on the Foodie in Barcelona website.

Unlike the other two Hideki Matsuhisa restaurants, Shunka and Koy Shunka, the Kak Koy interior is visible from the street. A corner spot with wrought iron window rails and soft crinkled Noren. Meter upon meter of white countertops are visible. Divided almost equally between kitchen and dining room. The kitchen is the heart of the...

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Llamber, Asturian / Catalan, El Born http://foodieinbarcelona.com/llamber-asturian-catalan-el-born/ http://foodieinbarcelona.com/llamber-asturian-catalan-el-born/#respond Thu, 08 Mar 2018 06:07:57 +0000 http://foodieinbarcelona.com/?p=10922 Read ‘Llamber, Asturian / Catalan, El Born’ on the Foodie in Barcelona website.

Prime real estate and a good meal don’t often go hand in hand. It’s a trade-off: looks over food or vice versa. Llamber, however, is an exception. Facing the Mercat Del Born Cultural Center with abundant outdoor seating supported by a large indoor restaurant. Money has been spent on the interior and furniture. It helps...

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