My friends and I signed up for the Barcelona Taste based on rave reviews on this site, and others. The reviews are spot-on, as we were delighted with the energy Jo and Ramiro shared with us. Good energy and delicious food, a warm Barcelona night, and new experiences.
We started at a cheese "cave" (more like a small cathedral honoring local cheeses) where we had 4 local cheeses and a glass of red wine, shared with the owner of the cheese shop. Turns out we knew folks in common in Philadelphia, making the time more intimate.
Second stop was a vermouth cafe. That's right. Vermouth. Not your grandfather's vermouth, this is the latest craze in Spain. Sweet vermouth with a shot of fizz makes for a fun drink. Not to overshadow the local tapas - anchovies, olives, peppers, meatballs, etc. Right when we were "getting comfortable", Jo moved us on the third destination.
Belmonte is a small, romantic restaurant where we dined on its second floor, getting to know the rest of the small group (8 invitees, plus 2 hosts). I totally loved the patatones and the roasted vegetables and grilled tomato bread. In fact, we all went back to this restaurant on our last night to experience it again.
Last stop was for cava and desserts - a large selection of delights.
All in all, this is the best place to start the Barcelona experience. and Jo will share with you her short list of excellent tapas restaurants (not touristy spots).
I highly recommend this tasting tour!!!
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