So whether you’ve come for the traditional paella, or you’re ready to try something more progressive like fusion tapas or Basque “pinchos” (tapas on a stick), you won’t be disappointed.
Catalonian dishes are also characterized by their creativity – the combination of unexpected ingredients, such as raisins and nuts added to vegetables, rabbit combined with snails (I haven’t warmed up to the “snail thing” yet), or poultry cooked with fruit. It reminds us of many dishes we’ve had in Morocco.
The one thing all these foods emphasize is that they are made from the freshest ingredients possible. One of the best places in town to see, sample, and succumb to these delights is at the market La Boqueria just off Las Ramblas.
It will send you into sensory overload. And any good Foodie knows that presentation is key. Whether you’re shopping for shrimp longer than your hand, exotic candied fruits, or ridged tomatoes (who knew!), you won’t come away empty handed.
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