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

Monday, 9 March 2015

...because of the new and sumptuous El Nacional...


Located down a little laneway off Paseo de Gracia, El Nacional- once a run-down car parking space- has been remodelled as the new glamorous and innovative place to have a coffee, to have a wine or to dine. There are a variety of different zones within the space - 4 restaurants and 4 bars - offering a variety of culinary and drinking options. The industrialist building, which first opened as a Theatre (1870-1900),has also been a fabric factory, a a car dealership and a car parking space, and it now has a new life as a beautiful dining space.

UN BESO: El Nacional, Paseo de Gracia, 24bis, X 

Saturday, 21 February 2015

... because a winter Sunday is vermut time...

 new project- a tour of vermut bars.  Senyor Vermut, a bustling bar, bursting at 12h on a Sunday because not only the vermut is good but so are the  patatas bravas and  croquetas. 

UN BESO: Senyour Vermut, Carrer de Provença, 85, X