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.

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Panellets made with pine nuts, as delicious as they are expensive - created by La Colmena pastisseria in Barcelona

Photo by Pablo Pariente de Torre


Everything you need to know about these delicious little marzipan treats that are filling the city's pastry shops right now. more »


Wine tastings: A late harvest

We’re deep in the middle of harvest. This year it started a bit earlier and some wineries in Penedès and Empordà were picking their grapes at the beginning of August. more »

Oct 7, 2014 12:46 PM EATING AND DRINKING

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

Review: The Market

It’s no secret that Peruvian is the hottest thing to hit the European dining scene since sushi. It’s just taken Barcelona a little while to catch up. more »

Aug 29, 2014 12:22 PM EATING AND DRINKING

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

Secret Dining

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


Best Steaks in Barcelona

For all the meat lovers.

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