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Yes - another "Where to Eat" ...

Thanks! As many cuisine lovers, my choices were/are made based on chowhounders reviews. What i look for - in my travels - is the authentic experience and the local spirit; to try to live and eat (in this case) like Spaniards for 8 days. It's really good to know that Barca has such a great variaty of food to offer, but the more i read strong reviews about certains restaurants, the more i am convinced that those places are becoming a bit touristy :o). I have to listen to my friend that says to choose a good one and go with it. After all it's not the last meal i am having :o).
So many choices, such a short time.
I will take in consideration your suggestion as well!
Thank you!

Nov 12, 2007
fleur3 in Spain/Portugal

Yes - another "Where to Eat" ...

Thank you for your suggestions! I was reading the other day that Cinc Sentis tends to get boring after the third course. Is this the case? Shall we go for the shorter testing menu (6 courses) instead of the longer one - does the shorter version come with wine pairing? Also do you know if Alkimia has a webpage? I can't seem to find it. I have to visually like the place first. I have to say that i am very intrigued with La Dama...and Senor Parellada is a must.
What's your opinion - if you have one - for Cal Pep or Passadis del Pep? Seems as if the Mayflower landed over there :o)? I am leaning more toward Quimet Quimet or even Cerveceria Catalana.
Haven't figure out Girona yet... still thinking.

Thanks again!

Nov 12, 2007
fleur3 in Spain/Portugal

Yes - another "Where to Eat" ...

Hello Everyone,

I apologize in advance if it has been asked many times but I feel somehow lazy to check every single topic on this regard.
We arrive in Barca Saturday Evening. Tuesday visiting Figueres and Girona; off for two days to Madrid and than back to Barca Friday afternoon.
We are in our early 30s and - as everyone in this forum - we love food wine and a good atmosphere. I believe that there are some good reviews for Abac, Cinc Sentis, Cal Pep, Commerç 24 etc and for the not-to-be-missed La Bouqueria, but what is your pick for the following days:

1 –Dinner on :Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Friday
2 – Lunch on :Sunday and Monday.
3 - Girona and/or Madrid recommendation would be a bonus.

Also any suggestions on menu choices is greatly appreciated!

Thank you!
Fleur.

Nov 08, 2007
fleur3 in Spain/Portugal