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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.

Lip-smackingly good!

barcelta

05/02/2011

Tapas the way the locals like it – Bar Celta

Tucked between the Gothic Quarter and the seafront, Bar Celta is famous for its lip-smackingly good Galician Tapas.

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monvinic

19/12/2010

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.”

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setas5-verkleind

16/10/2010

Becoming a Boletaire

Ask your average urbanite if they know where to find some mushrooms and they’ll direct you to their personal travel agent for the trip of a lifetime. Ask a local in Barcelona and they’ll check the nearest location of recent rainfall and pinpoint a field on a map. Hunting for wild mushrooms (setas in Spanish, bolets in Catalan) is de rigeur for Catalans in autumn. continue reading

yesdelivery1

12/02/2010

Yes! At last a multicultural food delivery service in BCN!

Yes Delivery is Barcelona’s first multiple-choice home delivery service and I for one, am overjoyed at the prospect of click, buzz and scoff!

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chocolate

24/02/2009

Attention all chocoholics

I would highly recommend that you do not read the following article. It could lead you far from the path of the righteous and through the swinging doors of various cocoa laden, sugar dusted boutiques that sprinkle the streets of Barcelona. If you wish to remain unstained and untainted, kindly click on close and go quietly and humbly back to your celery sticks and cottage cheese…. Now.

 

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sushi

10/02/2009

Sushi: tapas à la Japones

From healthy fast food alternative to respected culinary art form, sushi has spread like wild fire since it first appeared at a street stall in Tokyo in 1824.


The Barcelonese certainly didn’t need much steering when the first sushi bar opened here in the early 1970s. Spaniards traditionally favour bite-sized morsels, convivial eating and the ready availability of that essential ingredient, fresh fish. So what could be better than a cosmopolitan port town? Barcelona and sushi soon saw each other as the perfect catch.
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organic

11/01/2009

Lunch made with Love at Organic

Don’t Panic! There’s always Organic!

This contemporary, inviting restaurant with its contemporary and wholesome philosophy is considered an essential grazing point for many locals (hence the fact that every time I visit, I see a selection of regular faces, in fact I may well be one of them.)

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palmera

01/01/2009

La Palmera, great lunch tasting menu

For lunch we try to go at least once a week to La Palmera. Mind you this is not easy since the place is an insiders favorite and therefor impossible to get in after 2 (so be early). No write ups in the tourist guides but truly a great find.

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acai

23/12/2008

Acai, interesting piece in Barcelona’s gastronomic puzzle

At the foothills of Montjuic, tucked away in a little-known corner of Poble-Sec you’ll find this stunning gourmet restaurant. With a total staff of 4 (two in the partially visible kitchen and two on the floor), this top-quality yet intimate jewel is the brainchild of a young professional couple with a penchant for organic cuisine with conscience.

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c24

06/12/2008

Breakfast around the corner at Tapas 24

On a regular basis we visit Tapas 24. A great place for breakfast and lunch. We love the ‘Ous estrellats al gust’ with ‘bull negre’, the baby squid sandwich, the ‘Mojama’ with almonds and the always-fresh ‘Boquerones al limón’ accompanied by very good ´pa amb tomaquet’.

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