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It can all be a little overwhelming, the city may not be huge but the culture, activities, events, eateries etc. is vast. So we have taken it upon ourselves to amalgamate our local 12 years experience in the city via our blog. Whether you are planning on coming over for the festivals, want to find out vegan eats or general insider information, we will keep you in the loop.
Swish, swill and swallow. Monvínic Wine Centre
If you love wine, Monvinic will be your Eden. This macro-universe dedicated to the fruit of the vine opened in July 2008, following 5 years in the making and is in the words of its founders “…an international benchmark as a centre for the dissemination of wine.”
This gorgeous, contemporary space in the heart of town, includes a cellar sourced from every corner of the globe, a bar, a gourmet dining area, a library, a conference/wine tasting space and a multimedia art installation entitled “In Vino Veritas” all of which pay homage to the beverage. Everything offered within the Monvinic space works in harmony with wine drinking.
The attention to detail and novelty is evident: creative, contemporary cuisine is spearheaded by chef Sergi de Meià, and complemented by bilingual menus projected on the wall, a digital wine-list and to top it all off in style, the waiters memorize orders rather than taking notes. Monvinic’s amply stacked library is dedicated to worldwide wine history and cultivation, and includes computers for research. (Yes, you can take your glass in with you!) Wine-tasting sessions are also offered in the conference/seminar space where you can quibble and quaff to your heart’s content.
Open: from Monday to Friday from 13.00 to 23.00.
The kitchen is open from 13.30 to 15.30 and from 20.30 to 22.30.
Saturday and Sunday closed.