Catalan cuisine has become a world leader in the gastronomic field thanks to renowned chefs and creators such as Ferran Adrià or the Roca brothers. The quality of raw materials and the effort to remain at the forefront of the gastronomic vanguard has turned Catalonia into a paradise for food lovers. If you want to visit the best restaurants in Barcelona get on the high-speed trains Renfe-SNCF en Coopération and come to taste the best signature dishes of the city. Are you up for it? The Catalan capital has several restaurants that hold the prestigious Michelin stars
. Therefore we want to offer you a small tour around those restaurants holding two Michelin stars that stand out for creativity, quality and dedication. Places where food becomes a real show of aromas and sensations.
Barcelona has four restaurants with this double highest distinction of gastronomy. Let’s find out about them!
RESTAURANT MOMENTS, FROM THE CHEF RAÜL BALAM
This restaurant has a clear influence from the Santa Pau by Carme Ruscalleda, located in Sant Pol de Mar and awarded with three Michelin stars.
It is placed inside the prestigious Hotel Mandarin Oriental
in Barcelona and is distinguished by its innovative reinvention of the traditional dishes of Catalan cuisine. You can choose from the “a la carte menu” or opt for “the tasting menu”. This tasting menu is very complete and includes five appetizers, five main courses, five types of cheese, two desserts and pastries. You can also choose the menu Club Miglia, offered from Tuesday to Friday at lunch time.
It is worth mentioning dishes such as ‘peas with spiderfish’, ‘Cuban style prawns’ and ‘coulant meatballs with potatoes, carrot and zucchini parmentier’.
RESTAURANT ENOTECA, FROM THE CHEF PACO PÉREZ
This restaurant, located inside the Hotel Arts in Barcelona, on the seafront, is inspired by the typical Mediterranean cuisine
, giving special attention to fish and seafood. You can choose from the a la carte menu or the tasting menu, distinguished by the ‘risotto with truffle, mushrooms, cheese and sea urchin’ and the ‘blue lobster, chicken wings, chicken broth, mushrooms and apricot’.
In addition, during summer time the terrace opens its doors and meals are flavored by the sea breeze.
RESTAURANT ABAC, FROM THE CHEF JORDI CRUZThe
ABaC is placed in the Avinguda Tibidabo and has a small exclusive hotel
attached to the restaurant. The cuisine of Jordi Cruz is a perfect
example of fusion between creativity and tradition, and reflects an
excellent technique that turns every dish into a work of art. It offers
two tasting menus distinguished by the ‘shrimp bouillabaisse infused
with orange, saffron and plankton bread’, the ‘roast turbot, glazed
skins and smoked fishbone juice with iodized eggplant’ and the ‘iced
infusion of spiced chocolate, cacao and vanilla rocks, butter and citrus
RESTAURANT LASARTE, FROM THE CHEF MARTÍN BERASATEGUI
The restaurant Lasarte, from the prestigious Basque chef Martín Berasategui, was awarded its second Michelin star in 2010. It is located in the Hotel Condes de Barcelona, in the prestigious Passeig de Gràcia.
Its cuisine is a mix of Basque and Catalan traditions
and the menu is made according to the seasonal products. The restaurant offers dishes “a la carte” as well as a tasting menu distinguished by the ‘vanilla langoustine on a cream of rice, radicchio rosso, lime and bottarga’ and the ‘Wagyu carpaccio with iodized salad, tarragon extract and sea urchin’.
Tasting these amazing dishes and savoring the traditional Catalan cuisine is now easier with the high-speed trains Renfe-SNCF en Coopération that take you to the heart of Barcelona. A city you will fall in love with for its charm and, of course, its superb gastronomy. Taste it !