Tag Archives: Barcelona

Menuts Rosa

May 4th, 2014 This weekend the Southbank hosted a Streets of Spain food and drink fiesta, sponsored by Campo Viejo Rioja. I was delighted to see that about 16 stalls had come from la Boqueria in Barcelona, including one of … Continue reading

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Festa Major de Gràcia 2013

August 15th, 2013 Having stuffed ourselves stupid twice in one day, we set out for the Festa de Gràcia, not far from Xiringuito Aigua. Gràcia is a barrio (region) of Barcelona, just above Barrio Gótico and Eixample. Gràcia was originally a … Continue reading

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Bacalao

December 12th, 2012 No trip to Barcelona is complete without a visit to the Brandada Lady,  who sells salt cod in the Boqueria. There are lots of salt cod (bacalao) stalls in the market, but this lady is always very … Continue reading

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La Diada de Sant Jordi

April 23rd, 2012 Like England, Cataluña’s patron saint is St. George (Sant Jordi). On La Dia de Sant Jordi, the people of Barcelona fly the flag of St. George and the day’s become synonymous with books, roses and love. In … Continue reading

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Mucci’s

17th April, 2012 We were on the way home from Nou Celler when Oli pointed out the empanadas in Mucci’s, a late night pizza place just of the Ramblas. Empanadas are half moon shaped pastries filled with meat, fish, cheese, etc. and … Continue reading

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Nou Celler

April 17th, 2012 I arrived in Barcelona today – I’m here to help my friend Oli set up his Homage to Cataluña exhibition at the Eat Meat Gallery – there will be lots of eating, drinking and cooking! We met Maria … Continue reading

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Punjab Restaurante

November 23rd, 2011 I know… we should have crawled home to bed from Frank’s Bar, but as we turned into C/ Joaquín Costa, there was the Punjab Restaurante. What were we doing? Well, in a quiet sleepy street, the bright, … Continue reading

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Frank’s Bar

November 23rd, 2011 Another mission complete, collection of a lighting diffuser from Oli’s friend Claes, we thought another drink was in order… Frank’s Bar, the short name for La Bodega d’en Frank Peterssein (named after a previous owner), is a fantastic … Continue reading

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La Boqueria

October 15th, 2011 After lunch on Saturday we went to Barcelona’s beautiful and historical market, Mercat St. Josep de la Boqueria to buy food for a large Sunday lunch. I must have been to the market every day this week … Continue reading

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Restaurante Victoria

October 15th, 2011 After our vermut aperitifs, we went for a lunchtime menu at Ristaurante Victoria, on the Raval side of the Ramblas. We sat outside and ordered three courses and a bottle of white wine – all for less … Continue reading

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