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Monday, January 29, 2018

Best of 2017 by BelleBarcelone!

This is the time of the year where I choose the best 9 restaurants of 2017. Some are fine dining and some are casual but they have left their mark in my culinary journey,
In Barcelona: some new discoveries such as Restaurante Bonanova, Sant Antonio Glorios , the restaurant at the Alma Hotel; and some all time favorite such as Bodega 1900 and Disfrutar ( which has been on my list since their beginning year after year).
And around the globe: A reverie in Goa, India. Arth in Mumbai, India. La Guerite in the Côte dÁzur in France. L'Orangerie in Paris, France.
·      Restaurante Bonanova isn’t new in town but I just discovered it. The elegant building and the homely interior serving quality dishes is the place to go for a cozy time in family. Read here.

·        Sant Antonio Glorios reopened its door with a facelift and a change of name. It used to be the classic Bohemic restaurant. Francesc Gimeno Manduley (Mandu) has joined Joan Carles of the famous Xampanyet and has opened this gastro bar with an informal look and a wonderful offer. Cold cuts, tapas and dishes are all made with excellent products. Don’t miss their Bravas! The famous Bohemic bravas, one of the best bravas in town! And of course some Xampanyet.

·      The Alma hotel has always captivated me, it is an oasis in the middle of the buzzing city. Discovering their summer menu in the garden was a unique experience where flavors & fresh products were served delicately. Perfect any time of the day when you need a serene  moment. Read here.

·      Bodega 1900, the most informal restaurant of world known chef Albert Adria is one of my favorite in town. You can savor Michelin star preparations in a casual way. Always using the best products and cold cuts, conserves and modern techniques, the fusion of traditional and contemporary methods combined with an excellent service with maître d’ Angel in charge is always a wonderful experience. Read here for our first time at the Bodega.

·        Disfrutar has been on my list of best 9 since the beginning but its always a new discovery and an explosion of flavors offered by the genius chefs. Just three years after their opening, here they are with two Michelin stars. My favorite modern haute cuisine restaurant in town.

And now my favorite during my travels.
·      A Rêverie, in Goa, as the name says it is is a dream where the taste buds wake up to an unique experience. 

·      La Guerite in the island Sainte Marguerite has everything you ever dream of. The endless blue sea, great food, a really paradisiac setting for the summer months. 

·      L’Orangerie in the George V hotel. The third signature gastronomic restaurant at Four Seasons Hotel George V, L’Orangerie, offers a brand new dining experience in the heart of the Marble Courtyard with its terrace, already home to the recently opened Le George (1* Michelin Star) restaurant and the three Michelin starred le Cinq. L’Orangerie offers a traditional French contemporary cuisine imagined by Chef David Bizet in a true light setting.

  • Arth: an explosion of wonderful flavors. The cuisine is Modern Indian and the kitchen is a traditional one. As in Ancient India, only wood fire, hot sand and charcoal  are used for all their dishes to bring you the authentic flavors of all the four corners of India. The talented chef Amninder Sandhu is behind the wonderful dishes where the local ingredients are used to make the most of the flavors using spices in a moderate and appropriate way.

Check out Best of 2015 and Best of 2016!

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