Barcelona Somms and recommendations

Hi all,

I am traveling to Barcelona in the beginning of September,

I have few wineries on my mind to visit but also would love to connect with local sommeliers there who can help me to get to know the wine side of the city, any wine bars/ restaurants recommendations also. Any help will be appreciated. 

 

Thank you

 

Katia 

ekaterina.spector@gmail.com

  • I had an absolutely fantastic meal at Succulent.
  • Hi Ekaterina, if you understand a bit of french, try this blog:

    ideesliquidesetsolides.blogspot.be/.../barcelone-un-guide-pour-se-perdre-12.html

    this guy lives in Barcelona and gives some brilliant adresses....
  • I would reach out to Guild member Miquel Hudin for any info on Barcelona!

  • In reply to Eric Crane:

    Many thanks Eric, I do know Barcelona well but short of a few select spots, I generally advise people to strike out to the countryside where the rampant tourism hasn't saturated every aspect of life and you're not tripping over tapas bars and stag party drunks sleeping in the streets by the beach.

    I'm based down in Priorat. If you make it down to the region, feel free to give me a shout.

    Cheers
  • When I was there last, I had a great meal at a seafood restaurant called Passadis del Pep, which is not far from the same owners, far more famous tapas place called Cal Pep (that I also ate at but didn't find as good as the seafood joint). Passadis is down a hallway behind a door that is only open in the evening during business hours, so it's impossible to find during the day. It's basically 8 courses of shellfish with an optional 9th fin-fish course. I thought it was a great meal.

    What I will say, that's far more important, is this: Were I to go back there, I would absolutely get an apartment rather than a hotel room so I could take care of the basic meals myself rather than in a hotel where you're at a the mercy of restaurants. For a few reasons. 1) For all the good food we ate, we spent a ton of very mediocre $40 lunches simply because we were hungry. 2) If you're used to eating breakfast, you're in trouble, because there's basically nothing but pastries and coffee available until about 1pm. 3) You can also make yourself a snack in the early evening because, as you likely know, dinner basically starts at 10:00 and even then, you'll be one of 2 tables (mostly likely fellow Americans) in the place. 4) The main market on La Rambla is freaking awesome, so you'll be able to load up on delicious cured meats and cheeses as well as some produce and eggs to make yourself simple meals. Then, take all the money you saved not eating at bad restaurants and go big at one of the good ones.
  • Check out Monvinic. Great, extensive wine list and very knowledgeable staff who can make recommendations of wineries and other shops/wine bars to visit http://www.monvinic.com/en/

    For a more intimate but fun experience, find Zim (Carrer de la Dagueria, 20) - Tiny little place with maybe 6 seats, but they always have interesting wines and a great cheese plate from their shop next door.
  • Katia,

    I've been there a number of times and you can't go wrong with any of these:

    El Xampanet - aperitif and basic pinxtos. Locals spot and down the street from the Picasso museum
    Pinotxo - say hello to Jaunito. A must visit and if you go for breakfast make sure to get a xuxo
    Dos Pebrots - modern tapas. Tasting menu is fun stuff
    Quimet y Quimet - canas! family run and fantastic food.
    Morro Fi - vermouth bar - awesome concept
    Bar Ramon - classic tapas
    Bar Canete - seafood is king here
    Can Solé - arroz caldos
    Bar La Plata - boquerones
    Nomad Coffee - best coffee I've had in Spain
    Maitea Taberna
    Disfrutar - michelin star
    Pastiserria Hofmann - best croissants
    Can Ravell - lunch
    Fabrica Moritz - brewery with multiple concepts
    Bobby Gin - careful! They sneak up on you
    Bar Mut
    Churreria J Argiles - churros, can't go wrong
    Horchateria Sirvent - horchata!

    Have fun!