This was our first lunch in Barcelona off the plane and jet lagged and the only restaurant that I actually had to call and make a reservation. Their lunch service started at 1:30 pm. We went to find the location around 12:30. We were starving and there was no bench or a little park around the restaurant to kill the time.
The staff was fine. A male server and a female one. I found the waiter more friendly. We were given an English menu with funny translations, like old beef for aged beef!! What I found odd was the staff were really pushing their €19 lunch menu and when I placed my order they were surprised that I didn’t go for the menu.
Although tasty, this was the weakest amuse of the whole trip.
Fideus de Porc Amb Bolets
Pork Noodles with Mushrooms
I started with this unique pork noodle dish. The noodles were made out of pork. The broth was very comforting and the baby veggies nice and crunchy. I enjoyed the beautiful serving dish as much as the dish itself. Very unique and artistic.
Gazpacho with bacalao
My husband went for the lunch menu and picked this dish for his first course. He really enjoyed the gazpacho.
Arros de Gamba
Prawns with Bone Marrow Rice
This dish sounded interesting and at €28 a little pricy. I was expecting prawns served over marrow rice, but what I got was mostly rice with some chopped up shrimp pieces and two pieces of marrow. Although tasty, I found this dish to be the most expensive dish of the whole trip for what it was. Since I am not a big rice eater I gave half of the rice to my husband.
Lake Fish with Caramelized Onions and Spring Onions
This was my husband’s second course. To me it looked very basic, but it was prepared well.
Last course of the lunch menu. It was a good chocolate mousse, but nothing exciting.
At the end it was a good restaurant for our first day and one of the few that was open on a monday.