In the town of Alps in the valley of La Cerdanya, Casa Patxi serves traditional Catalan food - family style. The friendly woman who owns the restaurant, and her son, will welcome you as if you are her own. Each course will be served with love and such enthusiasm you will feel guilt if you don't finish every morsel of every dish. So, arrive with an empty stomach. The portions are not small but the prices are reasonable for Spain or anywhere the Euro is king. At the end of your meal, don't skip the Catalan Cream or a shot of an aperitif. There will be many to choose from as the bar selection is more extensive even than the menu. In warm weather, the outdoor patio is a divine place for a prolonged meal and intense conversation but at night the restaurant's glow is welcoming in a town that seems almost empty it is so sleepy.