An event of a meal in a cutting edge city.
In the eclectic neighborhood of El Born, Spending an evening at Comerc 24 in Barcelona
was more than just a tasty meal, memorable wine, and good conversation. We chose the festival menu, in total 15 miniature avant-garde courses (including the deserts) that were presented with intense consideration and audacity without once walking the fine line of gimmicky. Here, we have a small plate of whiting with vinaigrette foam and spring onions that was one of the more delicate tastes and textures on our palettes. The service was impeccable, but what stood out more was the servers and sommelier’s love for the intricate complexities that often are often lost in dining. Between the “snacks” provided at dinner (think miniature pizzas with sardines, mozzarella, and grilled cherries), to the presented choices of breads and local olive oils, to the numerous courses of deserts (think apple saffron pot du crème or homemade green tea white chocolate covered in gold), we left after 5 glorious hours feeling an immense sensation of culinary creativity and consideration. It was very pricey, but it was a full evenings experience. My husband, for whom food does not elicit arousal as it does for me, was engaged by the chef’s audacity and care. I would not recommend ordering a la cart for the full experience, as the element of surprise was delightful!