Chef Xavier Franco keeps things innovative, sophisticated and real.

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Restaurant Review: ABaC

Jordi Cruz works up a creative storm at his flagship restaurant on Tibidabo. more »

Dec 5, 2014 10:52 PM

Recipe: Canelons

Boxing Day lunch in Catalunya uses the leftover turkey or chicken meat from the 25th to fill pasta rolls called canelons. It isn’t a particularly light option after Christmas Day but is a delicious tradition for the day known here as Sant Esteve. more »

Dec 5, 2014 10:48 PM

Wine tastings: 'tis the season

Miquel Hudin is originally from California but is now based in Barcelona. He founded the Vinologue enotourism series of wine books ( more »

Dec 5, 2014 10:44 PM

Review: Niño Viejo

Tara Stevens reviews the latest project of chef Albert Adrià which serves up a taste of Mexico. more »

Nov 4, 2014 12:44 PM EATING AND DRINKING

Restaurant review: Oaxaca

A few weeks ago, I was ambling in the direction of Barceloneta, minding my own business, when I happened upon Oaxaca Restaurant and Mezcaleria under the colonnades of the stately Passeig de Marítim right next to 7 Portes. more »


Secret Dining

Get in on the new trend as we stay in to eat out in Barcelona. Text and photos by Amanda Astramowicz. more »


Restaurant review: Travel & Cake

Every now and then I come across something so bizarre in the restaurant world that it blows my mind. And nothing could be more worthy of a few column inches than ‘eggs Benedict’ two ways: on top of an organic hot dog, or on top of a sweet waffle! more »

Oct 7, 2014 12:43 PM EATING AND DRINKING

Review: La Parra

My favourite time of year is when folk in Northern Europe are sliding duvets back on their beds, but here in Barcelona we’re still basking in the rays of an Indian summer. more »

Aug 29, 2014 1:03 PM

A city of cakes and pastries

There have been pastry and cake shops in Barcelona ever since the introduction of sugar during the Middle Ages, giving rise to one particular culinary habit among its citizens: rounding off their festive meals with a cake or pastry. more »

Aug 12, 2014 9:38 AM EATING AND DRINKING

Priorat wine cellars

For those used to the open-door, drop-in policy of many cellars around the world, the Priorat way of doing things is very different. While around half of the cellars are officially open for visits, they require appointments ahead of time. more »

Aug 29, 2014 1:50 PM THINGS TO DO

Quick bites: Els Encants

Of all Barcelona’s recent architectural projects the glittering, geometric, bronze-hued, mirrored ceiling of Els Encants flea market by b720 architects, headed by Fermín Vázquez, is hands down my favourite. It dazzles and it’s fun. more »

Aug 29, 2014 1:07 PM

Restaurant review: Ohla Gastro Bar

I’m charging around town one crazy humid Monday, desperately trying to shoehorn five hotel visits for an article and packing for a three-week trip into my day, when suddenly I find myself on Via Laietana outside the Ohla Hotel.. more »

Jun 30, 2014 9:37 PM EATING AND DRINKING

Best Steaks in Barcelona

For all the meat lovers.

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