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

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

Catalonia as a wine region is especially famous for its Cava. In Germany Freixenet has become one of the most famous foreign brands for this sparkling wine. Other well known wineries are Codorníu or Torres. Our Catalan friend Bernat actually recommended us a different winery and brought us there: Adernats – Vinicola de Nulles. In the early 20th century – after that the phylloxera plague had devastated many grapevines – the wine… Read More