Tapas at Bar Plaza on Placa de Sant Josep
(First day - no idea where we were!)
Tapas and Rioja at Casa Tomasa, at Passeig d'Isabell II. Romantic, and friendly service, close to the marina, but not so close it's too expensive.
|Tortilla, chorizo in cider, spicy chicken, and ham croquettes|
|Chorizo in cider|
Brunch was a Bocadillo with serranito pork with iberico jamon and sweet red pepper at Terraza Sweet, Moll d'Espanya. A bit of a tourist trap, I fear, but I enjoyed it.
Tuna tataki at Restaurante Grill Room, Carrer dels Escudellers. Just a slight break from the tapas, this was really delicious. Don't worry, I still had Rioja.
Pre-Gaudi Catherdral lunch was a salsichon bocadillo at La Palmera with a full on view of La Sagrada Familia. Excellent location, but they could have made so much more of this.
Obligatory Churros con Xocolate outside Camp Nou.
|Churros with chocolate|
At Vitae Tapas, Baixada Sant Miguel, we had Gambas al Ajillo...
|Gambas al ajillo|
|Hake with clams and salsa verde|
...Himself ordered Steak and Pepper (typical!) and got a steak with padron peppers! Yum!
|Steak and Peppers|
We watched some Star Wars/Trek people wander by on a little Placa near El Born, while we sampled calamari (first meal of the day, really shouldn't have been calamari...)
Chips with beer? No! Patatas Bravas at Bar International just off La Rambla, expensive beer, to be expected for the location.
On the last evening, dinner at Sedna, on Passeig de Colom. Mixed paella. Nuff said.
Of course, no self-respecting foodie can visit Barcelona without spending several hours at La Boqueria Food Market! An amazing range of fresh everything, I only wished I'd had access to a kitchen for the weekend!!
|Insides of sheep|
|Freshly Salted Cod|
|Squid and Sea Hedgehogs|
|Saffron and other spices|
|Only about 6 Euro a gram|
|Freshly slice Iberico Jamon|
|Sheep stomach and other internal delights|