Leon (of @hungrysydneysiders) and I were invited to dine at Grand Hotel Barcelona's City Bar & Restaurant. This stylish restaurant is set in the heart of Barcelona.
After a couple of days eating tapas, we booked a table for two. It was a couple's date night indeed.
City Restaurant offers one of the best fine dining in town. The cuisines here are more of traditional Mediterranean bistro-style cooking, which we love. There is also a good selection of local wines to pair with our dinner.
For appetizers, we ordered Roast Meat Croquettes and Cod Fritters wiht Honey and Lime. It all sounded too delicious, as we have never tasted croquettes with roast meat, let alone tried, soft Spanish bread with tomato spread on it. It was all yum!
I am a seafood lover, and when I saw the Entrées Tomato Gazpacho with Peach and Lobster, I had to try it. The gazpacho is a yummy Spanish cold soup, made with fresh, organic tomatoes, cucumbers and bell peppers.
Now, Tomato Gazpacho with a Peach and Lobster as a starter that sounds truly exotic to us, Sydneysiders :). They ran out of lobster, and replaced it with caviar which is a bonus! We had the Potato, Quinoa and Kale salad.
We are loving the modern twist to our mains. Leon has the Rossini Beef Tenderloin, cooked medium rare while I have the
Charcoaled Grilled Turbot with Tomatoes and Capers.
For desserts, we had to try Catalan Crème Brûlée and Red Berry Cheesecake. They were 'berry' nice indeed.
Thank you for having us, it was an unforgettable evening dining at City Bar & Restaurant. Great service and delicious food. We are looking forward to be back again!
City Bar & Restaurant
Via Laietana, 30, 08003 Barcelona, Spain