The culinary cultures of Peru, Japan, Brazil and Mexico meet in one single place, in the heart of Poblenou.
Translated from Japanese as yummy, deliciousness or a pleasant savoury taste, umami is actually a taste: the fifth taste, the one besides sweet, sour, salty and bitter. It is present in a vast array of veggies as well as in most fermented foods, and it’s also one of the tasty bowls of Honest Greens.
At Catacroquet in Poblenou things are quite simple: you can choose from the menu either croquettes or “no croquetables”. My advice is to go for a mix of 6 croquettes and as many tapas as you feel you can share with your friends. Everything is tasty and worth trying. We started with the strong pointContinue reading “The Tapas Plan | at Catacroquet”
For cheese lovers, Barcelona is simply heaven. All across Catalunya there are plenty of local producers that create their cheese the artesan way; and, in the city – lots of fairs and events where you can taste them, and let the cheesemakers tell you their story and where you can buy the specialties. One ofContinue reading “Mas d’Eroles | Artesan’s Raw Cheese”
Petit Brot is an organic cold-press juice bar, just a few steps away from La Boqueria Market, in the area of Raval. They promote a sustainable, ethical and healthy lifestyle, from the menu to the interior design materials. Local, organic, raw vegan, sustainable, ethical, fair trade, gluten free – that’s how the menu of PetitContinue reading “Petit Brot, the Tasty Little Sprout”
A simple recipe with honey, sugar, egg white and almonds, turned out into the essential sweet of any Christmas meal, in Spain, and into the famous Spanish candy in the world. While today a number of different varieties exist, and regions have their own special recipes, the history of turrón can be traced backContinue reading “el Turrón”
Last evening, looking for a place for a tapa and a glass of wine, we stopped at La Rubia. This casual restaurant addresses mostly local people and is specialised in tapas and salads, or platitos, bocadillos y ensaladas de carácter local, that go with their – also local – beers, wines and vermouth. My favourites byContinue reading “The Tapas Plan | La Rubia”
Tortilla is the diminutive form of torta, cake. This dish is called tortilla de patatas or tortilla española to distinguish it from the plain omelette or tortilla francesa. Tortilla de patatas or Spanish omelette, in English, is widely eaten in Spain and in many of the Spanish-speaking countries. While there are numerous variations, the traditional, classicContinue reading “Tortilla de Patatas | Parlament, Cuina de Barri”
A tapa (plural tapas) is just one of the ways you can get your food here, around the Iberian peninsula. Usually, the way that food is served, as well as the kind of dish used, determine its name, so you might have plato (dish), racion (portion), tapa (snack), pintxo (food on a stick) or montadito (food on bread).Continue reading “Stories on Tapas”
Story is a tapas bar with fresh Mediterranean flavors, nice wines, surprising cocktails and crafted beer, live jazz music every Wednesday night, a nice collection of books to browse through, and walls filled with contemporary artworks. It is located pretty close to the Picasso Museum, in the picturesque area of el Born. the Menu TheContinue reading “Stories at the Story Bar”