In case you are a Game of Thrones fan like me and decided to take a day trip to visit Girona, Konig 2 is a great place to have some tapas, coffee, and rest before exploring the city a bit more.
I really love this Spanish tapa thing, you get to try a bit of everything without getting extremely full. For that day we decided to go with the following:
Hubby: Frankfurt, brie and caramelized onion and Premium 1973 burger – hamburger, goat cheese, baby tomatoes, parmesan cheese, and “pitta” sauce.
Mine: Saute vegetables, chicken breast, and serrano ham.
To share: Red Sausages Brochettes and Orange and cinnamon cappuccino.
In overall food was good and tasty. Prices are fair and you get to eat and rest in a very nice environment. I believe it’s ideal for those that are not super hungry but need a little something to recover the energy for the rest of the day.
It’s definitely a nice place for a snack, quick meals and a coffee. Super well localized, you can easily reach this place while strolling through the city.
You know that one of the most famous Spanish dishes that’s definitely a must try is Paella. In case you don’t know what it is, paella is basically a delicious seafood risotto, and its main seasoning (that’s make a total difference) is saffron.
However, in case you are not a seafood fan you can still try it! Santa Anna restaurant in Barcelona makes a delicious chicken paella, packed with flavor and perfect for your Spanish experiment.
We decided to get a variety of dishes to try, as follows:
Goat’s cheese salad – Mixed greens, walnuts, goat’s cheese, and red berry vinaigrette.
Tortilla – homemade potato and onion omelette.
Chicken paella – chicken, artichokes, peas, and green beans.
House Crema Catalãna.
Oh boy, that’s was a great dinner! I still prefer seafood paella, but this chicken one made its point. It is indeed an interesting and tasty version to try.
Another highlight for the night was the goat’s cheese salad. That grilled cheese at the top was a wonderful surprise. Simply the best!
The only downside of the night was the House Crema Catalãna, which was missing a bit of cracking to that sugar top. Flavor wise it was good.
Loved the atmosphere and service, good food with competitive prices and generous portions.
I had no idea that Middle Eastern cuisine was a thing in Barcelona, there are a huge variety of restaurants to try, and as we are huge fans of this type of food, we thought why not? Reem Al Bawadi was the choice and a very good one I might say.
As we were hungry that day, we decided to go straight to their mixed platers:
Hubby: Combinat mixte – Assorted lamb, veal and chicken skewers with hummus, mutabal, fattoush and falafel.
Mine: Combinat Shish Taouk – Chicken skewers with hummus, mutabal, fattoush, and falafel.
Everything was superb. A special note goes to that mutabal. This was the first time we met and this guy has already a special place in my heart. If you are wondering what mutabal is, it’s a dip, made of eggplants, very similar to a baba ganoush (my fav) but not the same. The are some lumps of eggplants in the mixture and the seasoning is completely different.
I highly recommend this place, not only for their food packed with flavor but also the awesome prices and huge portions.
While in Barcelona I was searching for the best place to have the famous Crema Catalãna and according to the internet, Granja M. Viader was THE place!
In case you are wondering what Crema Catalãna is, I can say it’s very similar to a Creme Brulee (if not the same thing) and people usually say that’s a must try while in Barcelona.
So this is what we did. Went to Granja M. Viader, ordered the famous Crema Catalãna, plus another traditional dessert:
Cheese pudding – Flan de Matò
I had mixed feelings with that Flan de Matò, wasn’t good, but wasn’t bad too. It was just weird and different. I guess this is one of those things that you are not used, but your brain can’t decide so you keep eating until it ends and after all, you still have no idea!
Turning to the Crema Catalãna, it was good, as I said very similar to a Creme Brulee, but that’s it. Nothing extraordinary about it.
The place is good, you can go there to have a cup of coffee and try some of their desserts. But I would recommend you to try something else, my choices were ok but nothing more than that.
I was very impressed with all the cuisine and food variety in Barcelona. You can find from very traditional Spanish and Catalan cuisine to very modern options with a healthy approach. Teresa Carles was one of these healthy modern restaurants around the city that really made us happy for the night.
Their menu is very exciting what makes things a bit hard to decide. However, we managed to pick the following:
Mine: Spinach & Brie Salad – Spinach, croutons, pumpkin seeds, homemade quince, warm brie with a fig vinaigrette and Gazpacho
Hubby: Verde que te quero verde risotto – Oat’s risotto with spinach, green asparagus, zucchini, roquefort cheese, and grated lemon rind.
Every single dish was spot on! Hand’s down to the oat’s risotto Hubby chose. It was a very pleasant surprise. Never thought about using oats as a replacement for rice, and after that, I’m totally trying the experiment at home.
The only downside really was the breaded and deep fried brie. Yes, it was delish, but when I read “warm brie” I thought it would be grilled, pan-fried or something similar, but not DEEP fried.
Amazing atmosphere, great service, and outstanding food. Excellent place to have a break from any trash food you might be eating when traveling. 😛