Our usual stop in Barcelona for a morning coffee Bar Pinotxo in the La Boquria also ran a mighty fine line of lunchy items. One morning after a little run in with a Dry Martini we felt the need for a little more than just a coffee and croissant. We still started off with the usual caputxi's and pastry's, but then it was on to the substance.
A plate of the famed garbanzos, this little plate of legumes has sparked intense discussion on what gives this dish the intense robustness and depth. Some intense interwebs trawling brought forth many theories and recipes but this one from the Salty Olive looks the winner. Well be giving that a go shortly.
How bout a plate of pigs cheek braised with tomatoes,pine nuts and raisins? Oh hell yeah!!
The meat apologetically layered with unctuous pieces of fat, so rich and so hard to share. One of the stand out dishs of the trip.
A delicious omlette with eggplant and pan con tomate rounds us off. I think you could eat anything at Bar Pinotxo and it would be delicious.
We get the trademark thumbs up from the charismatic Juanito and reassure him we'll be back next time we're in Barcelona.
La Boqueria 466-467