Category Archives: Barcelona

Flor de Maig (2021)

I was shopping in the Boqueria for for oxtail this morning and as I walked up through el Raval to Sant Antoni, I had a good look at all the Menú del Día blackboards outside the restaurants (looking for lunchtime … Continue reading

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Sense Nom Cerveseria Cafeteria

On Monday I had lunch with Jonas and Alicia at Sense Nom Cerveseria Cafeteria, which is conveniently just up the road from Sant Antoni. The weather was lovely, warm and sunny but without the recent stifling humidity. Incidentally, sense nom … Continue reading

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Restaurante Romesco

We say goodbye… The Romesco Family closes its doors permanently. It has been many years sharing good moments with our clients and that is why it doesn’t hurt so much to hang up our aprons to say goodbye. We are … Continue reading

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En la Casa de Xavi

On Sunday were were invited to Xavi’s apartment for lunch. He lives in El Born, one of the older parts of Barcelona with narrow Medieval streets. 30 years ago parts of El Born were considered dangerous, but lately, the area … Continue reading

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O’Retorno 2

Finally, after 3 cancellations and a couple of time changes, I’m back in Barcelona for some work and gastronomy! I’m staying with my friends Jonas and Alicia and on Friday it was her father’s birthday, so we went for lunch … Continue reading

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Tortilla de Riñones

The Spanish Tortilla is typically a fat, cake like, omelette containing potatoes and sometimes onions. However, a tortilla can contain all sorts of ingredients, such as mushrooms, spinach, tomatoes and even bacalao (salt cod). I’ve enjoyed Tortilla de Riñones in … Continue reading

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Bones Festes 2020

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Cançó de Nadal: L’escola és tancada, hi ha llum al carrer, la senyora Pepa saluda el carter. “Que tingui bon dia, avui és Nadal, estigui contenta, Jesús ha … Continue reading

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Bull Negre

Bull Negre is a Catalan blood sausage made entirely with pork. The name may look like it’s made with male cow parts, but in Catalan bull is pronounced buwee. The sausage contains minced pork, blood and other meat, such as: … Continue reading

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Suquet de Peix

Suquet de Peix is a Catalan fish soup or stew, popular in Valencia and the Balearic Islands, as well as Cataluña. The word suquet comes from the verb suquejar to release or secrete juices and peix is Catalan for fish … Continue reading

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Fideuà

Fideuà is a Valencian dish, similar to Paella (specifically Arroz a Banda), but made with pasta instead of rice. Pasta is a traditional Spanish food, though most people associate it more with Italy or China. The Chinese were probably the … Continue reading

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