They say that when you’re asked a question the first things that comes to your mind is the absolute truth. I’m not a psychologist but I think its right.
A few months ago I was at a dinner party with friends, and somebody asked, Whats the best meal you’ve ever had? As soon as they asked I knew the answer: Cerveceria Catalana in Barcelona. I don’t really know if it was the cooking, the place or the service; I just know that it was the first place that came to mind, because I truly wished I was sitting there at that moment.
Three years ago after a trip to Paris with my girlfriend, we parted ways, she continued her European vacation with her family while I visited some friends in Barcelona. As soon as I arrived they told me I had to do two things: leave my luggage and start walking towards Cerveceria Catalana. Being the foodie I am there was Only one thing to do. Go!
Upon arrival, the first thing I see is 6 tables outside completely full; inside, the same and about 20 people next to the door waiting to be seated. As some of you may know, I’m not a fan of waiting, but I’ve realized that when it comes to food, waiting because of demand is a good sign. Thirty minutes later my friends and I are seated outside and given the menu. Oh Joy! It listed every single Tapa in Spain including Barcelona’s famous seafood: calamari, octopus, berberechos, fish and langoustines. But also the Spanish favorites, Jamon iberico, patatas bravas and so much more. So many wonderful things. We start of course with the ham then order the langoustines and then we order the langoustines again, they were amazing, and continued our next couple of hours with the rest of the menu.
After all this food you remember that this place also serves beer, a wide variety of domestic and imported beers. After the first two we all become brew masters. Tasting one and the other, comparing to see who knows best. And of course we all think we do.
I’ve had some amazing meals, but this one tops the list. There’s nothing better than to spend a few hours without a care in the world, with great friends and great food. Next time you’re in Barcelona put Cerveceria Catalana on the top of your list, who knows may be you’ll agree with me.
So if you love food its interesting to know. Whats the best meal you’ve ever had?
See you next week