Sunday, 19 July 2015

....because the most excellent tapas bar, Cañete....






A place of passion for good quality, traditional, market fresh produce and the flavours that they offer.  It is a place to enjoy the full experience of tapas - to watch the chefs cook, to discuss the daily specials with the camareros, to share the tapas among friends. THIS is Spanish dining!

UN BESO: Cañetes, Carrer de la Unió, 17 

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

...because of a perfect summer Sunday....



Barcelona in summer...swimming, sailing and a beautiful sunset! I am still besotted.....

UN BESO: A perfect summer Sunday, X

Friday, 12 June 2015

…because of La Bar Plata, since 1945….

….owned and operated by the same family and serving the same tapas menu since they started in 1945. An authentic institution tucked in Calle Merce and offerering a true tapas experience - a quick stop for a chat, a wine and a tapa.

UN BESO: Bar La Plata, Calle Merçe, 28, X

Saturday, 16 May 2015

..because of a very Barceloneta breakfast...

…not a breakfast (for me) everyday but in the back streets of Barceloneta is this institution that serves food all day.  A place frequented by night shift workers who finish their day in the morning, it is also a place to have a very Spanish breakfast - sardines fresh from the sea, calamari, jamón, eggs... and wine! Delicious!

UN BESO: Salamanca Restaurant, X
Calle Almirall Cevera, 34

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

..because of the new luxe One Ocean Club...

...the new super luxe yacht club in Port Vell. This smart and chic 'mebmers only' club has a restaurant, bar, terrace and a gymnasium all overlooking the picturesque port. A cool new place for a cocktail.

UN BESO: One Ocean Club, X

Saturday, 21 March 2015

...because of a glimpse of the solar eclipse...

...through the clouds and the rain, we were granted a few magic moments to see this rare occurance.(And through sheer luck, I managed to get a photo of it!)

UN BESO: the solar eclipse of 2015, X

Thursday, 19 March 2015

...because of my new local, Casa Lolea...

...the vermuteria, cafe and tapas bar is located in Sant Pere Més Alt, by the quaint little Passatge Sert. Open all day, this pretty and chic place is a highlight on the street; serving vermut, wine, their artisinal sangría and tapas all day. (Even better, is that it is close to me and my new favourite place to go.)

UN BESO: Casa Lolea, X
Carrer De Sant Pere Més alt, 49