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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Barcelona - Food

We ate every well while in Barcelona in October.

Since we had a kitchen we made breakfast for ourselves: toast or cereal, coffee or tea, sometimes fresh squeezed orange juice and pastry for a local shop.

Lunches often later than noon time were often the big meals and then dinner if we didn't go back out were simple: cheese, ham, crackers, bread, olives, and fruit.

I didn't capture all the meals on camera but here are some highlights.  I'll do my best to describe them.

This was a tapas selection.  You can see the avocado, sesame seeds, drizzle of dark honey, thin tortillas or crepe and I think cheese also inside.

Also tapas: simply grilled asparagus with a Romesco dipping sauce.

Our first introduction to tapas: anchovies, calamari, potatoes, and eggplant.  Below roasted peppers.

This was a fish dish.  Below was a whole fish that three of us shared.

Server prepares to divide the fish.

Chicken dish with langoustine on top.

Cherry soup - a dessert.  Below tapas dessert: ice cream sandwich.

Locally grown tomatoes with olive oil as an appetizer.

Most restaurants brought olives to the table.


Creme brûlée.

Above this first course was roasted vegetables with Romesco sauce.

Croissant and hot chocolate the consistency of pudding.


Best cheesecake in Madrid.

Our favorite bakery above and below one we stopped at another time.

Finally there are the market stalls.

Eggs of all sorts.


Fruits and vegetables


And prepared foods.

A food lover's paradise!


Tom said...

...the fish would be at the top of my list!

Fun60 said...

Spoilt for choice in that market. Tapas are a great way for sharing and trying different foods.

Anvilcloud said...

Good job on food photography, a skill that eludes me.

Cynthia said...

Amazing food! I looked up a recipe for the romesco sauce because it looks so good. Going to try it with some roasted asparagus. That fish, wow! My grandma used to make fruit soup that was to die for but I think cherry soup sounds even more fantastic. I think you ate very well!

Kay said...

Oh my! Everything looks so delicious. You're making me want to go back there again.

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