On our last night in Barcelona, we went to a restaurant called Fonda Espanya. There, they had a nine-course tasting menu. You could either pair it with wine that the sommelier chooses or with a wine of your choosing. We chose our own wine.
The restaurant tries to get back to the old concept of the Fonda (inn) by making a commitment to the most traditional style of cooking while embracing modernity. The modernist dining room was designed and decorated by Domènech i Montaner. The chef is German Espinosa.
During our nine courses, we started with snacks consisting of Sardine cream and escalibada veil, pickled mussels, and roman style squid.
Next, the appetizers consisted of mushrooms and Idiazabal cheese, grilled kokotxa, topinambur, and seaweed cockles shell.
The main menu consisted of Emulsioned salmorejo with tuna tartare and fresh sprouts, white asparagus, oyster and licorice, and red shrimp ravioli with green pepper.
Following that we got steamed hake with citrus and crayfish curry and Iberian prey, cauliflower, and carrot.
For dessert, we had passion fruit, white chocolate, and mint along with the chocolate with rosemary, walnuts, and orange.
This was followed by petit fours.
Every dish looked more beautiful than the next. The place was excellent and I thought it was a great choice when visiting Barcelona. It’s pricey but I know you will love it as much as I did!