Category Archives: Barcelona

Faves a la Catalana

Faves a la Catalana (habas a la catalana – Spanish – Catalan Broad Beans) is a classic dish from Catalunya, “One of the gastronomic pillars of the nation. The hegemony of this supreme triad is indisputable” – Manuel Vázquez Montalbán, … Continue reading

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Albóndigas en Salsa

I had a craving for Albóndigas en Salsa (meatballs in sauce) which can only be fixed if one can find them on a Menú del Día – I wanted albóndigas de la abuela hoy (grandma’s meatballs today), so I needed … Continue reading

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Guisantes Salteados con Beicon

Peas, sautéed with bacon (sometimes jamón) is a very popular starter on a Menú del Día in Barcelona. The bacon can be swapped for small prawns (see here) and I’ve even seen it as a main course with an egg … Continue reading

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Botifarra d’ou

Botifarra d’ou (butifarra de huevos in Spanish) is a Catalan sausage made with pork and eggs. This is a variation on the regular meat botifarra, created about three or four hundred years ago, specifically to be eaten on dijous gras … Continue reading

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Restaurant Victoria

The weather was good today, so I arranged to have lunch with Jonas at the Victoria. This is an old favourite, the food is good, the Menú del Día is incredibly cheap and we get treated like old friends. This … Continue reading

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Bones Festes 2021

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Caga tió, Caga torró, Avellanes i mató, Si no cagues bé Et daré un cop de bastó. Caga tió! Caga tió, Tió de Nadal, No caguis arengades, Que … Continue reading

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Aribau 3

I spotted a good Menú del Día at Aribau 3 a few weeks ago, while en route to another restaurant. The food looked promising and all the people eating outside were locals. I have been keeping an eye on their … Continue reading

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La Ciudadela

It was bright and sunny this week, so I had lunch at Hotel Restaurant la Ciudadela with Nookie. You may remember a previous visit to La Ciudadela a few years ago. The restaurant is on the hotel ground floor and … Continue reading

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Bar Restaurante Xose

This week I had lunch at Bar Xose, a few streets away from Sant Antoni Market. I’ve been here a few times before and it’s always good! The name Xose is Galician for José (Joseph) and serves Galician food – … Continue reading

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Parlament – Cuina de Barri

On Sunday I had lunch with Debbie in Carrer del Parlament, which has become a trendy foodie spot where locals go to eat. The street is close to Sant Antoni Market and recent blockages to combat pollution, along with Covid … Continue reading

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