El Xampanyet, the sparkling wine bar. It's on a pebbled lane way in the Barceloneta area. We are lucky to squeeze ourselves in the front door past all of the people, and are happy to join the crowds standing and mingling with everyone so close. The bar has been run by the same family since the 1930's, and we manage to catch the attention of one of these long serving staff members.
In beautiful Catalan, we are offered a whole range of, you guessed it, sparkling wine. We start with a glass of Catalan Cava.
There is a younger girl behind the counter nimbly dealing with tiny little anchovies. The little fish have been pickled whole, and she is splitting them open, pulling out the middle bones, and drizzling with olive oil. We must have these!
One more glass of a different cava before we hit the road ... there is so much to see.
08003 Barcelona, Spain
933 197 003
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