2 Days in Barcelona! Day 1…

Day 1

We had simple breakfast with a croissant and a coffee that we need to have good appetite for lunch at La Boqueria. We had a long walk from our Hotel to El Gotic in refreshing weather which is surprising in August. And Than we came to La Boqueria, the most lively open air food market of Barcelona is not only feast for stomachs but also for eyes;

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Variety of foods can be seen and tasted in Tapas Bars in it, so we tried seafood Bar that the foods are prepared in front of your bar;

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No reservation but you need to make your name written by bar staff than in five minutes they call or shout your name and you get your place at the bar. We ordered “Copa de Cavas” which were in invigorating quality.

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Mix vegetable plate

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Clams with garlic and parsley

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Mix seafood plate

Foods were perfectly prepared from the freshest ingredients. The bill was fair for quite big plates, total 35€ for three people including Cavas.

Than we had another walk to El Born and we stopped at Bubó for dessert;

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Our choises

Time to buy some Spanish wines:))), Vila Viniteca .

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They have good selection of Spanish and international wines. But we were only interested in Spanish ones. Exciting wines can be found there, such as;

Emilio Moro, Malleolus de Valderramiro 2006 from Ribera del Duero,
Artadi Pagos Viejos 2004 from Rioja

And Of Course Sherries;

Hidalgo Manzanilla Pasada Pastrana,
La Bota Fino 27, Manzanilla 32 …

After shopping we deserved to have some rest at our hotel up to the late Dinner at Bar Mut.

Bar Mut is located on Calle Pau Claris, 192 ( corner of Avinguda Diagonal ), far from crowded areas. It has cozy decoration with wooden rustical bar, relaxing with high ceeling and wide windows, they have also table to “compartir” where we seated.

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They have tapas menu that changes every day according to available fresh ingredients and wine menu has by the glass option. And our first glasses were from Rioja;

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A robust style of Rioja is complex and deep with Black cherry, blackberry, tobacco, bacon, leather, licorice and spice, high alcohol is balanced with intense fruit and medium acidity.

And we ordered from daily tapas menu;

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Clams

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Local Mushroom

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Steak Tartare

Food were delicious, but Steak Tartare was one of the best I have ever had that French can jealous!

Our second glass was Artadi;

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Was relatively simple than the fist glass, probably It should be the first glass.
Dessert was very creative and surprising;

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Yogurt icecream with tomato and basil sauce. It has very little sugar and creamy texture lifting with soft lactic acid of yogurt. Wine pairing for the wonderful dessert was;

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If it’s possible I could go there everyday for Yogurt icecream!

To be continue with Day 2 !!!

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Industrial Engineer, wine enthusiast.WSET Intermediate certified.

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