Dining at City Bar & Restaurant, Barcelona

 
Dinner time at City Bar & Restaurant, in Grand Central Hotel, Barcelona. It was a lovely dinner date. A night to remember. Photos by May Leong and Leon Korobacz.

Dinner time at City Bar & Restaurant, in Grand Central Hotel, Barcelona. It was a lovely dinner date. A night to remember. Photos by May Leong and Leon Korobacz.

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
 

Lunch time at Cecconi's, Barcelona

 
A wonderful lunch for two at Cecconi's in Barcelona.

A wonderful lunch for two at Cecconi's in Barcelona.

Cecconi's in Barcelona is an intimate Italian restaurant, serving one of the city's best Italian food. We popped in for a beautiful lunch for two. 

We had the Meatballs with Tomato Sauce and Chicken and Kale, Salata. The starters were delicious especially the perfectly seasoned meatballs and yummy salad topped with fennel, almonds and ricotta.

For mains we had the Cavatelli, Wild Boar Ragu and the Paccheri with Langoustines with Zucchini. The Cavatelli was fresh and the ragu sauce was full of flavour. The paccheri was equally fresh and the sauce was well balanced with the langoustines.

Dessert was a real treat we ended up ordering three! The gelatis and the pistachio profiteroles with chocolate sauce, they all delivered in quality and flavour. Nothing was left behind.

Overall, it was a wonderful lunch at Cecconi's. 

It's always dessert time. The best gelati in Barcelona one can get along with mouth-watering pistachhio gelato and profiterole.

It's always dessert time. The best gelati in Barcelona one can get along with mouth-watering pistachhio gelato and profiterole.

 

Cecconi's
Passeig de Colom, 20, 08002 Barcelona, Spain