Mediterranean gastronomy is renowned throughout the world for its variety of flavours based on fresh locally sourced ingredients. Add to that the world-class talent of chefs in a constellation of Michelin-starred restaurants in Barcelona, and you have the recipe for some very special culinary experiences indeed. Here are some of our top recommendations for a truly special night out in Barcelona.
1. Enjoy DISFRUTAR
Disfrutar boasts extraordinarily imaginative dishes, created and prepared with excellent precision by ex El Bulli head chefs. Textures, flavours and colours tickle the taste buds, and the elegant ambience stimulates all of your other senses.
2. The art of LASARTE
Three Michelin stars and some of the most opulent interior design in the city set the scene for a special gastronomic experience. Dishes are prepared with passion, respect and care, using fresh ingredients from the sea, mountains and countryside. Every meal is an investigation into exquisite flavour combinations.
3. Enter the ENIGMA
The strange and secretive world of celebrity chef Albert Adrià offers a new restaurant experience, with a sampling menu of 40 dishes and exquisite presentation. There are only twenty four tables in the large space. Set aside at least three and a half hours and expect the unexpected.
4. Tradition at COCINA HERMANOS TORRES.
This restaurant is renowned for the authenticity of its dishes, which always remain true to the essence of their ingredients. Traditional favourites such as paella, fideua and meat dishes are lifted to exceptional levels by the addition of subtle details in their preparation rather than their reinvention. Enjoy a drink in the exquisite wine cellar before sitting down for your meal.
5. Contemporary fusion at ENOTECA PACO PEREZ.
Simplicity and elegance characterises the Mediterranean cuisine in this two-starred Michelin restaurant. Chef Paco Perez and his team use a fusion of traditional and modern culinary techniques inflused with what they consider to be the three pillars of Mediterranean cuisine: wine, wheat and olive oil.
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6. Winning TICKETS.
One of the most talked about restaurants in Barcelona, Tickets captures the essence of the tapas concept and expresses it at the highest possible level. An excellent variety of tapas dishes are prepared with ingredients such as oysters, lobster, king crab, chicken and artichoke. A dessert not to miss is their marinated fig leaves with fig ice-cream.