La Mar Salada December 2015

la mar salada

la mar salada

December 3rd, 2015

I wasn’t going to post another visit to La Mar Salada so soon after the last one, but the weather was beautiful

menu

menu

and the weekly menu looked fantastic (click to enlarge) – they won me over again! As it says on their menu page – La Mar Salada is in the Where Chefs Eat guide.

mongetes de sta. pau

mongetes de sta. pau

As a starter I had Mongetes de Sta. Pau amb xipironets, carbassó, favetes i reducció de vinagre de Módena – Catalan haricot beans from Santa Pau (grown in volcanic soil), with baby cuttlefish, courgettes, small broad beans and a balsamic vinegar reduction. The deliciously creamy beans, were perfect with cuttle fish and the sharp vinegar sauce.

ous de pagès estrellats

ous de pagès estrellats

Oli ordered Ous de pagès estrellats amb cors de carxofes i encenalls de pernil ibèric – broken free range fried eggs with artichoke hearts and ibérico ham shavings – note the little yellow gelatinous cubes – this was so intriguing I nearly ordered it myself – it was almost a posh ham and eggs.

arròs negre amb galeres de la llotja de st. carles

arròs negre amb galeres de la llotja de st. carles

I shared a huge cauldron of Arròs negre amb galeres de la llotia de St. Carles i carxofes with Oli.

galere de la llotja de st. carles

galere de la llotja de st. carles

This was an absolutely stunning black rice, a paella like dish made with cuttlefish ink, white langostines (from the fish market at St. Carles), artichokes and mushrooms. It may look like rice in thick black tar, but it tasted so good I could have eaten it twice!

calamars a la planxa

calamars a la planxa

Lindsay ordered Calamars a la planxa amb tagliatelle de carbassó, espàrrecs i pastanaga i vinagreta – grilled calamari with a vegetable tagliatelle (carrots, courgettes and asparagus) in a vinaigrette made from the calamari ink.

lingot de avellana

lingot de avellana

For pudding, Lindsay and I both ordered Lingot d’avellana amb cruixent de neula, a golden hazelnut ingot and crunchy wafer.

sopa de taronja i magranes

sopa de taronja i magranes

Oli ordered a Sopa de taronja i magranes – an orange and pomegranate soup.

vi

vi

We drank a little house white and Lo Virol rosado.

Currently the three course lunchtime menu costs €17.50 per person and includes a glass of wine. We paid a supplement of €4.95 each for the Arròs negre.

La Mar Salada is at: Passeig Joan de Borbó, 58-59, 08003 Barcelona

Other visits:

October 19th, 2011
November 28th, 2011
April 23rd, 2012
December 3rd, 2012
November 27th, 2015

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26 Responses to La Mar Salada December 2015

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  6. Eha says:

    That black rice offering does look appetizing . . . and to think that for 20 euros the superb meal included langoustines and squid . . . and even that first glass of wine . . . .no wonder you keep on looking at the menu when geographically present . . .

  7. That has to be an extraordinarily good lunch menu. The bean dish looks wonderful …as does everything else. Love the squid ink texture in the paella. Here’s a funny anomaly with language..the word Lingot (as in your dessert choice) is the local word for haricot beans in this part of the Vendée ( they use the word “mogettes” as well).

    • Mad Dog says:

      Thanks Roger – they do make an exceptional effort with their food.
      I believe these beans, Catalan and Vendée originally came from the new world. I read somewhere that the Jews fleeing persecution in Spain and Portugal took them to France. It is said that the Jewish Cholent could be the origin of Cassoulet. 🙂

  8. Karen says:

    I can see why you would return again and again for such interesting lunches.

  9. ChgoJohn says:

    Damn you eat good, MD! Before I read a word, I saw your opening photo, noticed people seated outdoors, and wondered when the photo was taken. I was a bit shocked — and jealous — to learn it was current. I hope you bought sweepstakes tickets that day. Lady Luck was certainly with you that day.

    • Mad Dog says:

      Thanks John – it has been shockingly warm this winter in Europe. The last week has been colder – down to about 5º C each day, but the forecast is for more warm weather by the weekend, albeit with some rain 🙂

  10. Everything about this break looks good. Arroz negre is one of my favorites, but tbs haricots stole my heart here. And that dessert! I love reading about such amazing meals.

    • Mad Dog says:

      Thanks Amanda – the arroz negre was astonishingly good and La Mar Salada is a restaurant not to be missed, especially at lunchtime when the sun is shining 🙂

  11. Another winning lunch for you at La Mar Salada – if only I could convince Big Man to go to Barcelona (you know what these Andaluces are like!). Cold and rainy here today up our mountain – although probably not as cold as where you are…

  12. Nadia says:

    That certainly looks like a superb meal!
    Made me hungry just to look at the photographs and I have just eaten lunch.
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  13. That sounds and looks like a delicious and very well-priced lunch, especially that amazing black rice with seafood. We need some Catalan restaurants here in Sevilla! If I ever get to Barcelona, I’ll be sure to go there.

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