While I’m here in Spain, I made a quick trip via high-speed train to Barcelona for a few days. As part of one of my excursions, I signed up for a Foodlover Tapas Tour. Along with our guides Javier and Daniel, there were 8 of us hailing from the USA, Germany, Luxemburg and the UK. There were a great bunch and it was fun to share food and stories with them! Here’s photos of all the tapas I tried along with plenty of wine (of course).
Our first stop was La Boudequeta Provença:
Octopus Salad, Ensalada de Pulpo
Bread with Tomato, Pan Con Tomate
White wine from the Pamplona region.
Fried Anchovies, Boquerones Fritos
Salt Cod Croquettes, Croquetas de Bacalao
Fried Baby Squid, Chopitos
Stop number two was a few blocks away and a small rustic and intimate tavern, Taverna Mediterrania:
A handcrafted Vermouth aperitif to start.
Mushroom and Egg Omelette
Ox Stomach Stew, Tripe Aita
Steamed Mussels, Mejillones al Vapor
More fried anchovies, Boquerones Fritos
Chickpea Stew with Morcilla, Cocido
Our final stop of the night was Bardot in the L’Eixample district:
Calamari and Beans
Salt Cod Omelette
Vegetable Risotto with Pancetta
Grilled Beef Steak, Chuleton
Postres — Chocolate Torte and Crema Catalan with Ice Cream
We finished off near midnight satiated and quite happy. I really enjoyed the people in our tour group, and Javier and Daniel were great guides! I’d do another Foodlover tour next time I’m back in Barcelona!