Thursday 1 November 2012

French Foodie in Barcelona

Jamon, Jamon

It's impossible not to love Barcelona, the city has it all: the beach, culture, good weather, amazing food, beautiful people, Gaudi's unique architectural wonders and so on. I went in June with Mr. FFID and we were lucky enough to have our friend Xevier who showed us his city.

Of course it turned into a little foodie trip and I came back with more pictures of food than anything else, I put them into a little video that should make you drool!

Gaudi's Gingerbread house

Some of my favourite food/drinks spots shown in the video below are :
  • Euskal Etxea: fantastic pintxos, I wrote an entry about it
  • El Xampanyet: Try their simple tapas and wine in the heart of the Gothic Quarter
  • La Boqueria: a colourful market in the heart of the city close to the Ramblas (must see!)
  • Timeline bar : a bar full of character that looks like an antique shop
  • Lolita Bakery : a lovely cupcake place next to Gaudi's wonderful Pedrera

      Dont leave Barcelona without having tried:
      • Tapas/Pintxos
      • Churros con chocolate (delicious sweet doughnuts dipped in rich hot chocolate)
      • Sangria
      • Patatas bravas
      • Paella
      • Estrella beer
      • Standing while eating tapas
      • Crema Catalana
      • Pan amb Tomaquet (bread with tomato)
      • Jamon
      • Bars in the Gracia district

      We stayed at the Silken Diagonal Barcelona, a 4 star hotel with a modern design and a rooftop swimming pool. It's located just across from a shopping mall with plenty of shops and a big supermarket (handy for buying local stuff).

      Our very cool hotel Silken Diagonal

      Rooftop swimming pool