A gastronomic vermuteria…
A place to be filled with delicious innovative tapas. We decided to try this place because Pol is currently working here, and last year it was chosen the best restaurant in Barcelona.
It is a small place with open kitchen, you can see chefs cooking, plating your dishes. The atmosphere and design of the restaurant is very modern, and lightful. If you are outside, you can feel like you are dragging to it.
Let’s get started to our delicious, and thoughtful innovative dinner…
Before we started, we ordered a vermut to take time to look at the menu.
We ordered patatas bravas, smoked butter with bread, smoked burrata, pig trouter carpaccio, stuffed courgette flower, scallops with cansalada, and as a dessert torri-xuxxo.
We chose a young Jovent wine to accompony our dinner. The wine was fruity, mid-tannin, and ecological.
Before our plates came, they brought us complementery Cucurucho. It served with russian salad filling, vitel tone foam, and basil brotes. As a russian person, I recommend it to try.
Smoked Butter with Bread
It was magnificent, we ordered twice, we really enjoyed mildly smoked flavor of butter, with the fresh, grilled bread. It was brilliant! The presentation was simple, and neat.
Potatoes Potatoes Potatoes… As butter the main ingredient in French cuisine, potatoes has the main role in my life. I try potatoes in every shape, in every place.. This one was remarkable, it had black garlic allioli, and brava sauce. It is crispy outside, but rich and creamy inside. The dish completely flavored with French espelette pepper.
Pig Trouter Carpaccio
When you eat pig trouter, it is soft, and elastic, full of cartilage. This one was easy to eat, and served with black salt, pistachios, chives, salad and mustard vinaigrette. It was delicious.
Burrata was smoked a la minute, in the smoke chamber.It was really soft, and fresh, served with salad, and smoked eggplant. The burrata had a distinct smoky flavour, but aurbergine wasnot so smoked compared to the burrata, the smoky flavour was mild. Overall, we enjoyed the dish so much…
Stuffed Courgette flower
A courgette flower stuffed with brandade of bacalao and fried with tempura batter. It served with chipotle salsa, courgette, pea brots and pernod (a kind of aperativo). The salsa was amazing, and the dish is perfectly balanced. It was one of our favorites.
Scallops grilled, with pancetta served with deer jus, and broccoli bennie, grilled orange, and red-orange foam. It was sooo delicious. This was our favorite. You should definitely try!
Torri-Xuxo and Grappa
The torri-xuxo is a mutation of Torrija and Xuxo. The brioche was soft and buttery, and the cream was rich and silky. The grappa paired nicely with this soft dessert.
This restaurant is highly recommendable! Enjoy it!
We had two vermuts, one small beer, wine, and all of this plates to share. We paid 90 euros. Russian salad, one of the breads, grappas, and herb liquor, and coffee were free, as compliment of restaurant due to Pol.
Carrer del Vallespir, 93, 08014 Barcelona
Reservation required, open for Lunch, and Dinner.