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My mother was a great cook. My father loved to eat.
I am the Man from Pawtucket and this is my story. Here you will find a collection of observations, from Central Falls to Central Park, from Pawtucket to Paris, about Eating Well. Bon Appetit.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Barcelona Trip Report - Day 1

Barcelona Trip Report - Day 1
Taller de Tapas - Ramblas de Catalunya 49-51

My first day in Barcelona and following a trip to La Sagrada Familia I head to an outpost of the heralded tapas joint Taller de Tapas on the Ramblas de Catalunya for a late lunch. I start with an order of pa amb tomaquet (tomato bread) and pernil serra (serrano ham). The ham is a good accompaniment to the tomato pulp, olive oil and sea salt covered grilled bread. I follow up with bunyols bacalla (salt cod fritters) and sepietes planxa (squid). The fritters were perfectly fried and quite delicious. I washed everything down with a few San Miguel beers. All in all a perfect start to my culinary excursion.


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