This food tour will show you some traditional local dishes and some fancy new creations as well!
On top of that, you will probably see a hidden gem of an area that most tourists miss. The very local Sant Antoni, which isn't as crowded as the center or Eixample.
So chances are high that you'll see something truly new, local and unique!
And this was my very first Food tour in Barcelona (finally)!
Most food tours are offered in the center of Barcelona. I could imagine that they are mostly visiting the same restaurants, and nothing really unique.
But Foodtours Barcelona - which are newbies in the Food tour-market - are going another way. Another area of the city and therefore other kinds of restaurants and markets.
And I have to say: they have chosen some really great restaurants, even I didn't know before!
But let's dive into the pictures and the memories I have of this beautiful day!
1. Sant Antoni Market
This is the real life in BCN!
And even if I am not a great fan of Iberico ham, this one was really tasty. I think the more expensive the better! Since this day - I tell you - I am buying more Iberico then before - and not the pre-packed one, no, no the real thing from the counter!
So thanks for that Foodtours Barcelona ;)
2. A typical bar
Did I ever tell you that I LOVE Vermouth! :D And it was the first after having my twins...
You know: I was very, very happy!
So Jessica told us a bit about this delicious drink as well as about how to make a "pan amb tomaquet". A typical catalan way to eat bread. All you need is bread, garlic, special tomatoes and good olive oil. But try it yourself!
We also had some "Boquerones" and artichoke in Romanesco sauce. Both really good and helpful after having this great Vermouth! ;)
3. A shop for local products
But well, there is a little shop near Sant Antoni market and there we get to taste 8 different oils - and some pâté. And I am that sort of girl buying these kind of stuff when I taste it and it's good. So I got me a Chorizo pâté and a Iberico pâté. (But you don't have to buy something. I think I was the only one of the group...)
4. A restaurant with well known Tapas
5. Oh my god - that was delicous!
The octopus with a fruity sauce and the Iberico Meat with some good looking topping of octopus ink. Just wow.
With that you got served a great red wine.
6. Sweet teeth dream
You can buy the Horchata as well in supermarkets, but these aren't close to the taste of Horchata-Bars. There is a special machine moving the horchata all the time! That makes the difference - I think…
The price might be a bit high: 119 Euro per person, but the food and the drinks are worth it.
The only little shortcoming is that in the end the information about the food was a bit thin - but this could be because we - as a group of Bloggers - were chatting more with each other than hearing the guide ;) Might be the alcohol as well ;)
If you want to hear some other opinions on the tour take a look at appetiteandotherstories and latitudefortyone!
Thanks for the invitation Duncan and see you soon!