Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Local Foodie Moment : Barcelona

Hello busy busy springtime!  Is it just me or does it feel like even though the sun doesn't set till later that there's never enough time to get everything done before bed?  Sheessshh, run here, run there, Steph's brain is here there and everywhere!

Anyways, this is a little overdue but I wanted to spotlight a local restaurant serving up great Spanish fare!  The restaurant is called Barcelona and its located in German Village.  We went there for our friend Emily's birthday dinner.  She traveled to Spain in college and when perusing the wine list she found one from a vineyard she had visited there!

Although on the pricier side of cuisine it was all very good.  We all elected to order salads and some different tapas so we could try a little of everything.  The salads were your standard fare, nothing to write home about.  (With wedding dieting it takes A LOT to get me excited about a salad.)  We shared one of the tapas specials which was a hangar steak over top some grilled veggies and topped with a fried egg....YUM!

Chris ordered the Mejillones, sauteed mussels in a lemon sauce.  Even for being a non-seafood eater I gave it a try, the sauce was delicious.  The actual mussels according to Chris were delicious, I had other opinions ha!  Let's say you can't become a seafood lover in one try.


I ordered the Panceta, braised pork belly with a espresso tomato compote.  It was beyond good!  The pork just melted in your mouth and the compote just added to the delicious flavor.  We both split the Bilbao, semi cured sausage which was very tasty as well.


Emily and Rob ordered the Croquetas, Spanish fritters which I didn't get to snap a picture of, probably because Rob liked them so much they vanished!  They also shared Alcachofas Fritas, fried artichokes and the Chistorra, a spicy sausage, which I also didn't get a picture of because we were hungry, we wanted to chow!    

After dinner we ordered some martinis for dessert, the Peachtree for me and the Alhambra for Em.

Cheers to the birthday girl!
The service was great, the atmosphere was nice but all agreed we want to wait till warmer weather to try out their quaint little patio!  If you are looking for a nice place in German Village with some worldly flare, Barcelona is your place to go.  I have read about their tapas tasting which is multiple small plates for $30 so I think that's a definite must try in the future!

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Sushi night post is coming, I PROMISE!  Plus some foodie moments and recipes PLUS a fun party idea for wedding season!


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