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Petit Comité – Barcelona, Spain

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Petit Comité

(34) 93 – 550 0620
Passatge de la Concepció, 13
Eixample District
08008 Barcelona, Spain

www.petitcomite.cat

Open Hours:
13:00 – 16:00   Lunch Everyday
20:00 – 23:00    Diner Everyday

When in Barcelona, consider a visit to the informal restaurant of Michelin stared chef Nandu Jubany .  You can learn more about Jubany as he is a member of the “Science & Cooking” talks at Harvard University.

The restaurant itself is of modern design, with clean lines and a general air of significance.   A combination of formality and professionalism abound.

Our amuse bouche was a calamari salad and potato pillows.  They were quite elaborate via the effect of double frying at different temperatures.

Of course,  we had the Catalan staples of cocas con tomate (bread with tomato), and  escalibada,  (grilled vegetables) with anchovies and romesco sauce. (Though we would probably order a bowl of the Romesco if possible!)

The grilled octopus with  mashed potatoes and cayenne were good, but what we liked best was the esqueixada bacalla  (fresh flaked salty cod)  with tomato. It was very fresh and tender (and didn’t give me my Octopus guilt trip).

The Truita de botifarra   (open omelette)  with morels, goat cheese and tomato bread sounded better on the menu, as the eggs were too dry and the effect was lost.

Overall, it was quite a nice meal and we were happy and satisfied!

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Petit-Comite_009 Petit Comité  -  Barcelona, Spain Barcelona Spain  Spain Food featured Barcelona   Truita de botifarra  –   Open omelette with morrells, goat cheese and tomato bread
Petit-Comite_012 Petit Comité  -  Barcelona, Spain Barcelona Spain  Spain Food featured Barcelona   Bomb Xocolate (chocolate and olive oil ice cream)  a bit heavy
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Santa Caterina Market – Barcelona, Spain

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Santa Caterina Market

(34) 93 – 319 5740
Avinguda de Francesc Cambó, 16
08003 Barcelona, Spain

www.mercatsantacaterina.com

Open Hours:
7:30 – 14:00    Monday
7:30 – 15:30    Tuesday, Wednesday & Saturday
7:30 – 20:00   Thursday & Friday

Santa Caterina Market, is the oldest covered food market in Barcelona, it was built in1865 on the site of the Convent of Santa Caterina.

It was remodeled in 2005, by Enric Miralles and Benedetta Tagliabue, into a modern structure  with a mosaic tile  undulated roof.

We like the Santa Caterina Market as it is much less touristic then the Boqueria.  Here you actually see locals byung groceries – as supposed to the Boqueria’s packs of bus tourists!

The wares are pure Cataluña, with fresh seafood in all its forms dominating the scene. If you are lucky enough to have a kitchen in Barcelona, The Santa Caterina food market is a great place to stock up!

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Cuines Sta Caterina – Barcelona, Spain

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Cuines Sta Caterina

(34) 93 – 268 9918
Avinguda de Francesc Cambó, 16
08003 Barcelona, Spain

www.grupotragaluz.com

Open Hours:
9:00 – 23:00    Sunday – Wednesday
9:00 – 24:00    Thursday  –  Saturday

Inside the Santa Caterina Market, one of the less touristic food market in Barcelona, is Cuines Sta Caterina.  Yes, it appears slightly touristic at a glance,  but don’t let that keep you away.  It is a quality restaurant with real food, outdoor dining and a few different ways to eat; from standard tables to styled dining bars.

When planing our visit to Barcelona, were a bit disheartened to miss the Calçot season  (November – April).  This is one of the joys of the Catalan countryside.  We were very lucky to find the end of the harvest at Cuines Sta Caterina.

Calçots are a type of spring onions unique  to Cataluña, and traditionally they are grilled on high fire, wrapped up in news paper and then served on upside down terracotta tiles.  One eats them by completely peeling the the outer charred layer and generously dipping the onion in romesco sauce, it gets a bit messy but, my god is it really worth it!

If for nothing else, we will forever be in debt to Cuines Sta Caterina for allowing us this whet our appetite for this amazing culinary experience!

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Cornelia And Co – Barcelona, Spain

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Cornelia And Co

(34) 93 – 272 3956
Carrer de València
Eixample District
08007 Barcelona, Spain

www.corneliaandco.com

Open Hours:
12:00 – 1:00am  Monday – Thursday
10:00 – 1:00am  Saturday – Sunday

Cornelia and Co is a stylish deli style coffee shop/wine bar/ bakery designed by GCA architects. A lovely interior made up of decoupage chairs and rustic elements provide a nice backdrop for the best coffee we had during our Barcelona trip.

Stop by for a very easy atmosphere, a good cheese selection, lovely pastries and giant chocolate easter eggs!

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Bar Cañete – Barcelona, Spain

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Bar Cañete

(34) 93 – 270 3458
Carrer de la Unió, 17
Raval District
08001 Barcelona, Spain

www.barcanete.com

Open Hours:
13:00 – 24:00    Monday – Saturday

Bar Cañete is a wonderful Catalunian tapas bar.  It came highly recommended by a local bohemian foodie.  It is quite the institution, with their large kitchen staff, wonderful displays and very charming sommeliers.  The Bar is not to be confused with the Cañete Restaurant next door; where you need to make a reservation (which we did not do).

Bar Cañete was so good, we went twice during our short visit.  What stood out so far that it was ordered twice (each visit), was the cocas con tomato (toasted bread with tomato) that was the second best we had in Barcelona (after L’eggs)!

Other top dishes were the salmorejo Cordobez, a spectacular thicker version of the classic gazpacho, the bogavente (lobster) croquette, and the grilled artichokes with romesco.

We’ll let the photos do the talking .. but please be sure that Bar Cañete is worth seeking out!

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