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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.

Mosquito – for all your DIM SUM needs

Mosquito

14/09/2011

Mosquito – for all your DIM SUM needs

Sometimes it can be a chore to find good quality, authentic oriental food in the city that isn’t a 500 capacity, all-you-can-eat, Chinese-Argentinian-Japanese-Catalan buffet/grill hotchpotch. There are some fine Japanese restaurants, but when it comes to authentic Chinese or Vietnamese, where’s the homemade dim sum when you need it? Where’s a classically nourishing, clear Asian broth – the soul food lauded by scientists and mothers the world over, not to mention hung-over twenty somethings? continue reading

Asia Festival

14/09/2011

Asia Festival

16th – 25th September
Ten years ago this month, the authorities agreed that the melting pot of cultures here in Cataluña needed better representation and acknowledgement. And so the Asia Festival was born, held each year in the heart of the Raval district – the home of a diverse immigrant community, with almost fifty percent of its inhabitants born abroad. continue reading

Merce Festival

14/09/2011

Mercè Festival

22nd – 25th September

If you thought the summer season was beginning to wind down in Barcelona and everyone was preparing themselves for la vuelta al cole (that’s going “back to school” to you and I), you might need to see this first. continue reading

the real thing

13/09/2011

La Tomaquera – real Catalan cuisine

“If you don’t like it, it’s your own fault”, however you look at it, La Tomaquera is “special”. There’s no telephone, they don’t accept reservations and if you ask to see the wine list, the waiter will march off chuckling to himself, later returning with a carafe of house wine – you’ll drink what they drink. And that’s after he’s served the locals at the table next to you first, even though they arrived ten minutes later. 
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music

10/02/2011

Barcelona’s experimental music events

Sònar

Sònar started out as something very different to the festival that folk who flock to it today consider it to be. For years it’s been considered the leading avant-garde and experimental festival in Europe and one of the best in the world. continue reading

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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23/11/2008

What’s there to nosh in Barcelona? A guide to kosher food

Keeping Kosher while on holiday in Barcelona, is challenging, but not impossible. It’s true to say that Barcelona isn’t traditionally famed for its prolific Jewish population, but things are changing.

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