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Barcelona Hostal Residencia Australia today’s recomendation-Maitea tapas bar

 

Maitea tapas bar by Barcelona Hostal Residencia Australia:

You’ll find dozens of Basque bars across the city. For quality, variety and
overall value, this place is probably the best. Generous portions of meats,
cheeses, fish, seafood and tapenades piled on to chunks of bread speared
with a toothpick – hence the name *pintxo*, which means spike. Order a
drink and grab a plate from the bar. The young, friendly staff will explain
how things work. Every now and then one of the staff will offer you a hot *
pintxo* – perhaps a date wrapped in bacon. Enjoy. Ensure you keep all the
toothpicks as these will be counted at the end of your session. Each *
pintxo *costs €1.55. Good selection of wines, including txakoli, ciders and
Almogàver beer on tap.
•Carrer de Casanova 157, +34 93 439 5107,
*http://www.maitea.es/indexangles.html
*.Open Mon-Sat 11am-midnight*

My secret tapa place. Barcelona travel guide by Hostal residencia Australia

My secret tapa place. Barcelona travel guide by Hostal residencia Australia .

Barcelona tapas, another one to savour

Bohèmic
Manso, 42 – 08015 Barcelona
Tel. 93 424 06 28



A good traditional and modern tapas bar, with not many tourists very close to Hostal Residencia Australia

Bohemica shows a retro decoration and a selection of tapas called 1900 and another called 2000.
The 1900 tapas would be the traditional as the “patatas bravas” the brave potatoes , “buñuelos de bacaloo” fried cod in batter, small squids, roasted beef croquets and many more.
The 2000 selection would be a more creative one , grilled foie, the micuit , a beef carpaccio served with apple foam, tuna sashimi pizza, hare cannelloni ( Rabbit, more or less)
Frances Gimeno is the chef.
The cured meats are good and also try a beverage very difficult to find and very typical of cataluna, “el vermut casero”.
For some nice tapas you might end up spending around 20 to 25 euros per person.
Please enjoy my tip of the day

Barcelona Restaurants. Paella

Barcelona Restaurants .

Paella

The famous Spanish rice that dates from the mid-19th century , originally from Valencia, on the east coast of Spain.

The most known varieties are:

1.The Seafood paella (In Spanish: paella de marisco)
2.The Valencian Paella (In Spanish: paella valenciana),
3.The mixed paella (In Spanish: paella mixta);

The Valencian paella is made with white rice, vegetables, meat (rabbit, chicken, duck).
The Seafood paella replaces meat and snails with seafood and omits some beans and green vegetables.
The Mixed paella is a free-style combination of meat, seafood, vegetables and sometimes beans.

There are many many more varieties of rice with things in it.

All grandmothers have their own recipe and the ingredients they use depend on the live or dead-things they have near them. So if you are in mountains and have no fish then the rice will be called mountain rice with meats and veggies and rice.

The following are some more varieties . The combinations of rice and veggies ,meats and seafood can be countless as grandmothers there are :
1.Rice with eels and chickpeas
2.Black rice made with cuttle fish and it’ s black ink
3.Rice that is substituted by pasta , spaghetti , this is called fideua
4.Paella with lobster
5.Paella with duck
6.Paella made only with vegetables

Two good places to savour some varieties in the Barceloneta area next to the beach in Barcelona .

Restaurant La Mar Salada
The price is around 35 euros.
Pg. Joan de Borbó, 58-59  ·  08003 Barcelona, Spain.  ·  T. +34 93 221 21 27 / +34 93 221 10 15  ·
Closed on Tuesdays

These are some of the varieties they offer:
1.Arròs de calamarcets de platja. (Rice with beach squid )
2.Arròs caldós de llamàntol. (Rice with lobster)
3.Arròs negre amb sèpia. (The black rice I mentioned)
4.Arròs de muntanya (conill ,cargols i ceps ) The mountain rice where grandmother hunted down a rabbit, mushrooms and some snails.

Restaurant Cheriff

This is where I go a lot to have good seafood type paella . The price would be around 40 euros for the meal, closed on Sundays and is a family establishment with a nice local vibe.
Ginebra, 15-17, 08003 Barcelona, Spain. Tel : 34 933100760

Tips
Do not go for the paellas that are frozen pre-cooked or advertised with pictures in Barcelona.

Paella is served as the menu del dia on Thursdays in most restaurants in Spain. So you can try it as part of a three course meal for around 9 to 12 euros and it is served in most restaurants . This traditions starts from the old days since it took long for fresh fish to travel inland and since Sunday was a day of rest, fish would start their inland adventure on Tuesday on horse and most places would only get in on Thursday so that is where the tradition starts for having paella on Thursdays.

Hostal Residencia Australia , time for some food

Residencia Australia wishes you to have a nice lunch today, to savour the typical cuisine of the catalan traditional “mercat”.

We would like to suggest having lunch at the restaurant called Market, Comte Borrell 68.

The menu for lunch is about 10 euros for a three course meal . Choose from three starters and three second courses. You might be able to find a pear and “rocafort ” salad, a turkey chocolate stew, salmon with vegetables etc

Have fun

I forgot , remember lunch time is from 1.30 to 3.30 aprox.


Modern Creative Catalan Cuisine. Barcelona Travel guide

Modern Creative Catalan Cuisine. Ok its time for my selection of restaurants
that serves modern cuisine and contributes to the innovation of Catalan
cooking. In Catalan this type of cooking is called cocina de autor.

These restaurants are a bit more expensive than other restaurants and they
are the places where one will look for the quality of the food, the décor,
the service and not the quantity.

They specialize in offering a cuisine that is very personalized in the way
it looks and the way it tastes.

Wow this is making me hungry, please excuse me while I go the kitchen and
eat an apple.

Hello I am back.

So let[base ']s start the adventure.

Note: I am a musician. I find it sad that Catalan society states this type
of cuisine as an artistic expression giving it more value than arts in
general.

I suppose the taste buds are easier to understand than subjective emotions
based on the input of other[base ']s emotions.

Very very sad,.

Anyway they are worth a visit.

Restaurant La Mifanera, Sagués 16, Tel 932405912 Roger Martinez, the chef
prepares a selection of rices from all over the world and also a good
selection of Spanish rice, paella etch. – There is especial menu of three
courses for 40 euros.

Restaurant Santa Maria on Comerc 17, T. 933121227 The chef Paco Guzman
travels a lot and always has new ideas for creative tapas. Price 20 – 40
Euros

Restaurant Manairo on Diputació, 424. 93 231 00 57 Price around 65 Euros
Even though you can have a daily menu for 35 Euros. Jorid Herrera, the chef
does creative Catalan cooking Recommended by Michelin.

These four restaurants should get your taste buds excited.