Sabbatical in Barcelona


It is about time to mention a few more restaurants where we had really good food. Two of them even have a more local flair as they are not overrun by tourists. Arcano, Carrer dels Mercaders 10, 9, 08003 Barcelona The restaurant is located in a 17th century stable and has a very cosy atmosphere with its catacomb style rooms. It is in the middle of the chic Born neighbourhood. They serve… Read More

On November, 15th we flew to Alicante. At the airport my former QAD colleague, Victoria, picked us up. Victoria and I worked together about 12 years ago and fortunately we never lost contact. I remember wild dances in our house in Amsterdam (our poor wooden floor) or at her places in Delft (her poor table) 🙂 In August at our farewell party in Amsterdam we had agreed that we will come to… Read More

The night was long, the drinks were strong, we sang along, it did not feel wrong… Hungover we strolled aimlessly through Monastiraki the next day and managed to hop from one cafĂ© to another. In the evening we met Nikos for dinner in Psiri before heading together to the Gazi nightlife again.

Gilda, Calle Ample, 34 Barcelona 08002 This cozy restaurant is situated in the Gotico area close to the old harbour. We have been coming here for many years as we know the cooks very well. They serve excellent tapas and main dishes – a fusion of Belgian and Spanish cuisine. If you like scallops it is your place. Also the Carne Estofado it is definitely worth trying! Check out the app “THE… Read More