Days and nights! of intense celebrations with family, friends, colleagues, clients, partner… Moments in which we all like to have a good time, eat, drink and toast. That’s why today we recommend five places that are a sure hit for these dates, both for the good quality of its cuisine, and for its well-kept surroundings and its always lively atmospheres. Take note to organize a memorable celebration!
The group of restaurants with more Michelin stars of the world celebrates its first New Year’s Eve in the capital. The French group has prepared an outstanding menu to say goodbye to the year. designed by the chef Jorge Gonzalez Carmonastands out for some of the emblematic creations of the legendary repertoire of Joël Robuchonas well as new proposals, but maintaining the excellence that characterizes this brand.
The menu begins with an appetizer starring black truffle with parmesan flakes and duck liver granita. Next, the “surprise” caviar dish will serve as a starting point; and will follow, among others, the scallops accompanied by truffle and champagne sauce (a round bite); the Galician lobster with Malabar black pepper sauce and coconut emulsion (terrific); or the excellent white veal sirloin from Ávila, accompanied by the house’s emblematic truffled mashed potatoes; the sweet spot comes in the form of a delicate plate of chocolate in textures. The evening ends with lucky grapes. Very achieved the points, the funds and the executions of all the elaborations. And special mention to all the space Robuchon, whose interior design is an ode to good taste, including each piece of crockery. They make you want to take it home!
As the New Year begins, the party continues with cocktails at L’Speakeasy, Until sunrise. The price is €450, all included.
For lovers of seafood
Sea Wolf is the maritime paradise of Dani García who always leaves satisfied lovers of the flavor of the sea, with fresh products and very well executed elaborations. The diner can enjoy two delimited areas, bar and table, and two differentiated menus: one with tapas for all tastes and budgets and another more formal one based on seafood, the famous skewers and their Andalusian rice dishes -very good-, but with an Alicante soul During these festivities you can choose between three unique menus (Starfish, Star of the East and Star of the West).
They all begin with a proposal plates to share, such as guacamole made at the moment with fried crystal prawns, fried wolves in adobo or tuna galette with tomato and fried egg, among others. The starters are followed by an individual dish to choose between grilled sea bass, dried Iberian rib rice and mushrooms or fried whiting tail, among other options, as well as a dessert, which can be fresh cheese or fresh cheese cake and black truffle. all of it paired with an exclusive selection of wines and glasses. But those who prefer to choose à la carte, have very varied proposals with the best flavor of the sea in each dish and they always win. Among the essentials, do not hesitate to order: the plate of seafood sausages (quite a surprise in terms of textures and palate); the freshest seafood that arrives daily from the best markets; and, of course, any of the tuna specialtiesthe star dish of the house that can be tasted in all imaginable ways and always delicious.
With Mexican air and good cuisine
Its good Mexican cuisine, its reminiscences of Pacific products and a cheerful and colorful restaurant just a few steps from the Puerta de Alcalá, are a guarantee of a successful Christmas dinner in Barracuda. Also, the chef robert ruiz He is very aware of the traceability and freshness of the products he uses in his gastronomic proposal, which is why he looks for suppliers that offer local and top-quality raw materials. It is precisely for these values that the chef had an immediate crush on some Spanish prawns, Bollard, which are really good. Their sweet flavor and crunchy texture, added to the fact that they are caught on demand and delivered within a maximum of 24 hours from when they are caught, always guarantee impeccable quality.
It should also be noted that they are sustainable prawns They do not use sulfites in any of the stages of the production process and have the “sushi” quality grade, which makes it an ideal product both for cooking and for raw preparations. Barracuda has just added to its menu some dishes made precisely with these prawns, a product that we enjoy a lot at Christmas, but to which the chef gives a special touch with scrumptious recipes.
Our favorites and what you can’t miss? The black ceviche of grilled prawns and octopus; the Acapulco shake shrimp cocktail Noray (very good); or the gringa of prawns al pastor. All this, watered as always by its more than interesting selection of tequilas and mezcales. Without forgetting its traditional specialties such as guacamoles, panucho de cochinita pibil, ceviches, tacos, sea bass a la talla, aguachiles or the famous grilled bone marrow with red tuna toast and emulsion of serrano chiles. Or their addictive three milk French toast to finish.
Special carnivores and foodies
One of the best places to celebrate the holidays in Barcelona, especially if you are a lover of steak house and you like environments with a good atmosphere and a lot of style, it is MR PORTERBarcelona. If you choose this option, you can enjoy a sophisticated atmosphere and very high-quality products. During this Christmas, this restaurant located next to Passeig de Gracia offers an eclectic culinary proposal that will feature the star dishes of the restaurantas well as new creations that will be available for dinner on the nights of December 24, 25 and 26, and also during lunch on the 25th. Among the delicacies that they have prepared for these very special celebrations are, among others, the rockefeller oysters; oven-roasted foie gras; slow-cooked roast turkey in its natural juices; jumbo prawn cocktail; baked king crab; chateaubriand with foie gras and red wine sauce or A5 Japanese wagyu strip loin with beluga lentils, plus a selection of tempting sweets.
Castizo with a contemporary touch
The traditional cuisine of Iván Morales and Álvaro Castellanos can be enjoyed in an environment surrounded by art, next to the Reina Sofía, where different spaces, interiors and gardens, coexist to offer a complete experience. The proposal of The Garden of Arzabal to enjoy an exclusive Christmas evening includes different options designed to enjoy in a group; two Christmas menus made up of different starters to share, such as Iberian ham accompanied by crystal bread, its classic Russian salad with red tuna tartare, assorted croquettes or the roasted poulard cannelloni, roast juice and black truffle, among others; main courses, to choose between rossini sirloin or grilled sea bass with Provençal ratatouille and zucchini sauce; and to finish, the roasted pineapple with lime mousse and passion fruit soup or hazelnut coulant with vanilla ice cream. In addition, you can also choose the cocktail format with delicacies such as the Christmas consommé, blinis with caviar and fresh creamchicken cannelloni or seasonal mushroom ragú and Iberian slices.