Albert's Adria high-end tapas bar, after the closure of El Bulli... 50 courses and a unique audiovisual experience. Extremely difficult to get reservations. Chef Adria transports his guests to another universe of culinary exploration. Bite sized creations combined with paired drinks in a fast paced trip around the world, with strong references to Catalan tradition. Every dish is artistically displayed, and is a testament to culinary creativity in a miniature scale. The sounds and images projected are corresponding to the areas that are referenced in the courses (the menu is divided in regions of the world). It is located next to Tickets, a more laid-back venue. Overall an unforgettable experience...
A rainy day in Girona... It took only a few bites of the creations of the Roca brothers to start an amazing trip in Catalan food and culture. El Celler de Can Roca was recently named the best restaurant in the world, and is certainly well worth the publicity. Everything in this unique space reflects the triad of the brothers. The dining room is a trigone with an internal glass-bound garden... The center piece of the table is three stones... The cellar is divided into three sections.... Joan is the head chef, Josep the sommelier, and Jordi the pastry chef. The whole night is a pilgrimage to Catalan tastes, and ingredients. Olives, prawns, white truffle, white asparagus, and lamb paint a canvas of explosive modern twists on local flavors. Not enough can be said about the professionalism and the talent of the front of the house staff in this restaurant. Friendly and welcoming, they lead you in this amazing journey. Great group of people, great atmosphere.
3 Michelin stars
Tacked in a quiet neighborhood in Barcelona, this family owned and ran tapas bar is a well kept secret by the locals. Unique flavors, fresh ingredients, and friendly service. Highlights include the smoked salmon montadito (open sandwich with smoked salmon, greek yogurt and Italian truffle honey), and the prawns montadito. A big wheel of Torta del Casar (sheep's milk cheese from the Extremadura region) is displayed on the counter, ready to be served with a candied chestnut. The best tapas bar in a city that lives and breathes food.