BARcelona

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Sometimes I have creative titles for my blog posts, and sometimes I don’t. Today’s definitely one of those days, eh? Smile

It’s a good thing the food at Barcelona is more interesting than my blog titles! Winking smile

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One of these days, I’ll remember to take photos of the restaurant building itself. Until then, you’ll have to settle for pictures of the menu. Better than nothing, right? Right!?!?

Anyway, I went to Barcelona with a few friends from college. I’ve gone to dinner with them a bunch of times (and many of these visits have been documented on this blog!) but I’ve never posted their pictures. Until now.

Meet Refka, Dae, and Chung!

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I love these girls.

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We headed to Barcelona on a Saturday night for some yummy treats.

But first, we drink!

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Well…I did, anyway. A deliciously refreshing Caipirinha was just what this girl needed! It’s a Brazilian drink made with cachaca (sugar cane rum), sugar, and lime. Simple, sweet, and tasty. All you need is one – trust me on this one Winking smile

Time for food! We ordered a bunch of small plates to nibble on.

First up? Bacalao:

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It’s a Brazilian dish (I’m starting to sense a theme here!), consisting of crispy codfish and potato cakes with lemon garlic aioli. It was pretty tasty, but it didn’t really blow me away, to be honest. I did gobble down every last morsel, however; take that for what it’s worth Smile

Next up? Queso de cabra al horno:

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Baked goat cheese in tomato sauce with garlic bread.

Oh my gosh, this was tasty! The goat cheese was creamy and rich and paired with the tangy tomato sauce perfectly. Paired with the warm, soft garlic bread? I thought I had died and gone to heaven. SO good.

A few other dishes were ordered:

Empanadas de espinaca y champinon – spinach and mushroom pastries with cumin garlic aioli,

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Tortilla espanola – Potato and onion omelette cake with spinach,

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Pincho de maruno – pork tenderloin with curry mayonnaise,

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and Patatas Bravas – roasted potatoes in a spicy tomato sauce.

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Everyone loved everything. And doesn’t it all look so pretty?

Can you believe that after all of that food, we still had room for dessert? You bet we did.

I knew I had to order dessert when I saw this:

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Is that bread pudding I see? Done.

However, I was also informed that BARcelona had amazing churros. If bread pudding is my all-time favorite dessert, I’d have to say churros are my second favorite.

What’s a girl to do when presented with such a conundrum?

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Order both, of course. Smile

My friends also ordered some desserts of their own:

Chocolate Lava Cake:

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Vanilla Crème Brulee:

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We know how to pack food away!

I had a few bites of my churros and a nibble of my bread pudding (okay, a few huge bites!) and both were everything I could hope for. Let’s just say that bread pudding makes for amazing leftovers the next morning Smile

It’s safe to say that I’m in love with BARcelona. I will most definitely be back, and I recommend that you stop by as well!

See you next week!

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  • Tchaser99

    Good post! I have to admit I’m not a big fan of Barcelona – been there a couple times. My favorite tapas place is Modesto’s followed by Mosiac!

    • Anonymous

      Thanks! I’ve never been to Modesto, but I’ve been to Mosaic, and I’m a fan of their tapas as well!

  • Ha! I came here to tell you if you like Barcelona, you’ll love Modesto…but I am too late 😉 Looks like a delicious dinner though–I haven’t eaten there, only had sangria once, which was great.

    • Anonymous

      Can you believe I’ve never had sangria? I need to make a return visit to try it!

  • Yum yum yum…this brought back memories of living in Spain. I’m a HUGE fan of bacalao, empanadas, patatas bravas & churros! Great choices! I really need to go to BARcelona. Oh and I should probably try bread pudding sometime in my life!

    • Anonymous

      You would love BARcelona! Let me know if you need someone to go with 🙂

      And yes! You must try bread pudding! It’s a requirement of our friendship…haha 🙂

  • Wow, everything looks so yummy! Especially that creme brulee. You just gave me a serious craving!

    • Anonymous

      Everything was super yummy! Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting! (I LOVE your blog, by the way!)

  • Whoops! Inserted my website wrong. It’s http://simplysolo.wordpress.com

  • Cor

    I live in St Louis too & went to Barcelona for lunch recently- so good! Think I need a drink & dessert next time though 🙂 I guess I need to try Modesto!

    • Anonymous

      You definitely have to have a drink and dessert next time!