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Well known for his take on Catalan cuisine, Chef Jordi Vilà showcases his skills at Alkimia. A regular stop for food connoisseurs, it bears his trademark style with innovative ingredients and methods that compile a unique Catalan meal. Start with peas with cuttlefish and move on to the Ñoras rice with saffron and fresh langoustine. Then, indulge in the Artichoke salad with Iberian ham. A Prix-fixe menu is also provided to diners in a dilemma. Experience the distinct texture and flavor of each ingredient in the dishes that lend their magic to make the meal memorable.
When in Spain, do as the trendy Spaniards do! Cinc Sentits may be a relatively new restaurant, but it has quickly climbed the popularity charts. It appeals to all your senses, with the profusion of flavors, aromas and the colorful look, living up to the meaning of its name, "five senses." Chef Jordi Artal tempts you with creatively modern Catalan cuisine featuring delicious appetizers like Valdeón Salad (with caramelized apple, candied walnuts, mesclun, walnut oil) and entrees like Iberian Suckling Pig, among many more. Mouthwatering desserts provide a perfect end to the meal. If choosing gets too difficult, go in for the Tasting Menu, comprised of their signature dishes. Come and enjoy an interesting meal in one of Barcelona's most famous neighborhoods!
Just down the street from the Condes de Barcelona Hotel is its famous restaurant, Lasarte. Reserve a table here and see why it is arguably the most sought-after eatery in town. Taste the delicacies that the chefs skilfully put together, usually consisting of Catalan specialties that the country is known for. The interesting list of deserts also needs a special mention. Located in the heart of the city, opposite the Gaudi Pedrera, this 18th-century structure is worth a visit, both for its food and ambience.
Step into the chic Hotel Omm for a cutting edge dining experience. Trendy interiors replete with large windows, clean lines and hand-painted plates beckon you back time and again. The culinary expertise of the Roca brothers keeps the diners coming in for more. Creative cuisine consisting of contemporary Catalan fare makes up the innovative menu at Moo Restaurant. The half portions option makes sure you enjoy your meal perfectly and ensures that you don't over indulge yourself. Choose from dishes like sea bass with lemongrass, monkfish with wild mushrooms, or the baby goat roasted in honey and rosemary. Make sure you try their trademark desserts. If selection becomes a tad too difficult, just order the recommended Joan Roca set menu, consisting of five dishes and wine.
Huge, with lots of natural light and located in a pretty locality, Windsor is an elegant option for a meal out. The intimate and classy ambience is perfect for a romantic date or even a private celebration. Contemporary Catalan cuisine is served up, and is a delicious synthesis of new flavours and seasonal ingredients. Look out onto the garden and enjoy your meal in tranquillity.
Disfrutar takes patrons on a culinary experience that's unrivaled anywhere else in the city. The restaurant is known as one of the best fine dining establishments in the city and easily rivals any 3 Michelin star restaurant. As soon as you step in, an elegant ambiance and a sophisticated decor greet you. The menu features novel preparations that are focused on imbibing unique flavors with immense attention to the finer elements thus making every dish spectacular. Every dish on the menu is absolutely delightful, however, if you can't make up your mind, the tasting menu is the way to go. They also have an extensive collection of fine wines that perfectly pair with the food. Ask the sommelier for his recommendations. This restaurant is more than worth every penny and should not be missed when in the city.
Coure, located in the hip district of Gracia, is a must-see for any foodie looking to explore traditional Catalan cuisine with a masterful twist. The chef and owner Albert Ventura has created a menu consisting of small, elegant dishes with a flair for the unique. Many Catalan staples like sardines, tuna and fresh vegetables are used in the menu but in unpredictable ways to please the diner's palette. The restaurant also offers a great wine menu to pair with the delicious tasting menu. The decor is light, minimalist and airy.
Run by José Monje, this immensely-popular restaurant serves a wonderful range of signature dishes that are carefully-crafted the real Catalan way. Its immaculate reputation has transformed it into a firm favorite among the city's rich and famous. Some of the restaurant's main features include an extensive wine list, a wood-fired oven, top-end service, and a special four-course menu that changes each and every day. Decorated in the modernist style, you'll feel cushioned from the hustle and bustle outside in this exclusive and elegant setting. Guests can also reserve a private dining area if they wish to experience an intimate dining experience.
This established seafood restaurant in the El Poblenou district has preserved much of its old-fashioned charm. Els Pescadors upholds a very high reputation in Barcelona, and has received many culinary awards. It serves market-fresh cuisine with flair and creativity. As its name, Els Pescadors ('The Fishermen') suggests, you should stick with the delicious fish and shellfish dishes, which range from simple steamed mussels to an elaborate cod salad with puff pastry. Seat yourself on an old marble-topped table surrounded by antiques and a few timely reminders that you're next to a modern Olympic Village.
One of the high-quality Tragaluz chain, this restaurant occupies an exclusively decorated old house with attractive features like an open fire-place and a romantic landscaped garden. The cooking is not fussy or fancy, but simple, original and excellent. You can choose from some delicious salads, risottos, pastas, or warm Foie Gras with Apples and a surprisingly elaborate dessert menu. The service is attentive and friendly, and there's a good value prix fixe lunch menu.
Abac Restaurant is located in the Abac Hotel and shouldn't be missed. While each table is covered with a white cloth and a single flower of the same color, this restaurant is bustling with conversation and outgoing service. Chef Jordi Cruz cooks up bold creative cuisine, with dishes ranging from Artichokes and Foie Gras to Baby Goat Roasted with Kalamata Olives. The avant-garde menu is known to change often, providing its regulars with variety and always maintaining its delicious flavor.