October 13th, 2011
Susan Ferguson took me to Romesco, the day after I arrived in Barcelona, June 1991. It’s an economical restaurant with lots of character and I’m delighted that the entire staff seem to be exactly the same as 20 years ago! I’ve eaten at Romesco more times than I can remember and it’s my favourite place to eat in Barcelona. I know there are more sophisticated restaurants, but this one really captured my heart! It’s also very good for those old fashioned dishes like lamb’s head and pig’s trotters.
For our main courses I had hake (merluza) and chips, while Oli
had some delicious albondigas (meatballs), in a sauce with vegetables.
After paying, we were treated to shots of Spanish brandy on the house, in a fantastic new Barcelona institution, the chilled glass – this, alongside an air conditioned Metro, make Barcelona a perfect city to live in, while the rest of the world melts each summer.
Romesco is at: Carrer de Sant Pau, 28, 08001, Barcelona