Dear friends :
Barcelona Hostal Residencia Australia culture recommendation for this week is for visiting:
Museu Picasso of Barcelona
The Picasso Museum in Barcelona is a key reference for understanding the
formative years of Pablo Ruiz Picasso. The genius of the young artist is
revealed through the more than 3,800 works that make up the permanent
collection. Furthermore, the Museu Picasso, opened in 1963, also reveals
his deep relationship with Barcelona: an intimate, solid relationship that
was shaped in his adolescence and youth, and continued until his death.
Address: Montcada 15-23
Tlf. (+34) 93 256 30 00
Around our Hostal Residencia Australia you can enjoy good and typical Spanish food , the “Tapa’s”, as a example we can guide you for you best choosing.
Some typical tapas that you might expect to see in Barcelona:
Pan con Tomate: The Queen of catalan tapa. White bread rubbed with tomato and drizzed in oil and salt. A perfect accompaniment to the rest of your tapas.
Patatas Bravas: The chips or french fries of Spain. Small deep fried cubes of potato served with two sauces – alioli (a garlicky mayonnaise) and a spicy tomato sauce.
Chipirones: I have never seen these deep fried baby squids outside of Spain.
Anchoas: These anchovies are not normally the very salty kind that you may be used to. They are served in vinegar with parsley and garlic.
Russian Salad: Not the healthiest of salads. This is a heavy dish made up of potatoes, peas, hard boiled eggs and potential other vegetables, covered in mayonnaise.
Croquetas: Croquetas are often made with ham, fish, chicken or spinach. They are made from a sort of béchamel sauce, breaded and deep fried.
We are pleased to explain you, the meaning of the different types of meals
served in tapa’s bars in Barcelona, as follows:
*Tapas:* This is the general name for small dishes of food that are served
to be shared. They can vary widely and cover anything from a bowl of
almonds or olives to a plate of grilled prawns.**
*Raciones:* On menus you will often see the dishes marked with two separate
prices – one for tapas and one for raciones. This will simply be the same
dish, but a bigger portion of it – ideal for when you’re really hungry!
*Pinchos.* This is a concept that originates from the Basque region of
Spain. Pinchos are like mouth sized tapas – always served on top of pieces
of bread. They are also sometimes called ‘Montaditos’.
*Platos Combinados:* This is the name often given to what we might call
‘meat and two veg’ – an entire meal on a plate. However, it sometimes also
relates to tapas. Plato Combinado is a larger plate containing a variety
of the tapas that are on offer.