Barcelona is popular; it’s raucous; it’s crowded. It’s also where I was in attendance for a special tasting menu that opened my eyes to the alluring flavors that awaited within. Although we weren’t dining from the regular menu, the wonderful dishes experienced, along with the wine pairings, were an excellent way to become acquainted with Barcelona.
|Florida Red Snapper Crudo|
|Cocido Soup with Pata Negra Broth|
|Alba White Truffles|
The dessert was a mixture of hot and cold, bitter and sweet, and a creamy complexity that was too good to pass up. The Fig & Gooseberry Cazuela with Almond Vanilla Ice Cream capped the evening with a definitive “aaaahhh!”
The entire special tasting menu at Barcelona showcased the extraordinary talents of Chef Quis. The food was savory, innovative, satisfying and inspiring enough to bring me back for more.
Barcelona is open for lunch Monday-Friday 12pm – 3:30, and dinner Sunday-Thursday 5-10, Friday & Saturday open until 11:00 or 11:30, with late night menu available 30 minutes after that. Dinner price ranges: tapas $3.50-$11.50; cured meats and cheeses $6.50 for one, $17.50 for three; salads $6.50-$9.50; entrées $19.50-$26.00; ‘raciones’ $7.50-$14.50.
Barcelona Wine Bar and Restaurant
222 Summer Street
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