Monthly Archives: November 2012

Barcelona Tapas

Have a good moments in *Moments*!

Today’s Barcelona Hostal Residencia Australia recommendation,is:

In the brand new and beautiful Mandarin Oriental Hotel, the table on
everyone’s lips is with no doubt: Moments.

The Chef Carme Ruscalleda and her son Raül Balam are revisiting Catalan
recipes and even inventing the first anti-aging menu of Barcelona..

On the Catalan side of the menu you will discover totally renewed classical
dishes like Arroz caldoso de gamba con picada de pescador (rice dish with
broth) – Fricandó (veal stew) and suquet (fish stew) – Shrimp Tartar-
Seabass with fig chutney and hibiscus salt – Veal Cheeks with turnip
vegetable ravioli and red fruits..

A delight and lot of imagination!!

But even more visionary and trendy: a “anti-aging” menuwhere the food
chosen by Carme Ruscalleda and Dr. Manuel Sanchez – head of the Anti-aging
Unit Clinic Planas- , specialist in the anti-age treatments, conceal only
the most miraculous properties to preserve an “iron constitution”

In this menu, mini pizza pies with artichokes and the Joselito ham, or
macaroni with buckwheat accompanied by scallops and vegetables… a great
idea!

*Moments*
*Address :* Passeig de Gràcia, 38-40
Opening hours : Lunch: 1:30pm-3:30pm Tuesday-Saturday // Dinner:
8:30pm-10:30pm Tuesday-Saturday // Closed Sundays and Mondays
Phone : 93 151 87 81
Metro/Bus : Passeig de Gràcia,

La Farruca. Flamenco by Spanish Guitarist Tomas Lorenzo

La Farruca. Flamenco by Flamenco Latin  Guitarist Thomas Lorenzo

Farruca is a form and style of flamenco music. It may be performed with lyrics ( vocals) and as most flamenco styles in can also be danced to. It is played in 4/4, interpreted at a relative slow tempo and accompanied by melody and harmony defining a minor key.

In the following examples you will see how slow tempos are appropriate for “accelerandos” as a possible method of achieving intensity in the dance and impact on the audience.

It is very common in flamenco to relate styles to certain keys. All styles in theory can be played in all keys . Those keys that allow open strings on the guitar broaden the possibility of expression, rhythm and accompaniment of the spanish guitarist.  Please follow the link above to read more on the subject

tapa

Tapa´s bar of Barcelona recommendation by Barcelona Hostal Residencia Australia

Barcelona Hostal Residencia Australia, our today tapas bar recommendation is:

Morryssom
Saturday, 4.20pm, the lunchtime rush has died down. Most local customers
are taking coffee and *licores*. “Paella for Pablo,” the call goes out.
And, at 4.23pm Pablo has his paella, done the way he wants it – with a
whole *butifarra*(sausage) on the side. This very popular, well-organised,
local standby, its pavement tables set to catch the best of the afternoon
sunshine, is always busy. For good reason – they serve a reliably good
range of tapas including *pescadito frito *(whitebait) *gambas rebozadas*(prawns in a light batter)

mussels, sausages and the whole kaboodle.

Vegetarians will be pleased to note that they serve a wonderful vegetable paella with

goat’s cheese. The terrace is a good spot in the evening.
*Carrer de Girona 162, +34 93 458 4817. Open Mon-Sat 7.30am-1am*