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Barcelona - 2019 - The Food Enthusiast’s Complete Restaurant Guide: The Food Enthusiast’s Complete Restaurant Guide

Barcelona - 2019 - The Food Enthusiast’s Complete Restaurant Guide: The Food Enthusiast’s Complete Restaurant Guide

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Barcelona - 2019 - The Food Enthusiast’s Complete Restaurant Guide: The Food Enthusiast’s Complete Restaurant Guide

Length:
83 pages
38 minutes
Released:
Oct 3, 2018
ISBN:
9781386112839
Format:
Book

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There are many people who are enthusiastic about food—the cooking of it, the preparation of it, the serving of it, and let's not forget the eating of it.

But Andrew Delaplaine is the ultimate Food Enthusiast.

This is another of his books with spot-on reviews of the most exciting restaurants in town. Some will merit only a line or two, just to bring them to your attention. Others deserve a half page or more. 

"Exciting" does not necessarily mean expensive. The area's top spots get the recognition they so richly deserve (and that they so loudly demand), but there are plenty of "sensible alternatives" for those looking for good food handsomely prepared by cooks and chefs who really care what they "plate up" in the kitchen.

For those with a touch of Guy Fieri, Delaplaine ferrets out the best food for those on a budget. That dingy looking dive bar around the corner may serve up one of the juiciest burgers in town, perfect to wash down with a locally brewed craft beer.

Whatever your predilection or taste, cuisine of choice or your budget, you may rely on Andrew Delaplaine not to disappoint.

Delaplaine dines anonymously at the Publisher's expense. No restaurant listed in this series has paid a penny or given so much as a free meal to be included.

Bon Appétit!

Released:
Oct 3, 2018
ISBN:
9781386112839
Format:
Book

About the author

Delaplaine lives on South Beach, Miami’s Billion Dollar Sandbar. He writes in widely varied fields: screenplays, novels (adult and juvenile) and journalism. He also has a series of Long Weekend Guides covering some 70 cities around the world. Email: andrewdelaplaine@mac.com He writes several series: The “JACK HOUSTON ST. CLAIR” political thriller novels. “THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES IV,” a series of novels starring the great-great-grandson of the famous consulting detective. “THE ANNALS OF SANTOPIA” series, an epic that follows a Santa born in 1900 through to his death 82 years later. The AMOS FREEMAN police thrillers. Other novels: “The Trap Door” follows a boy who is taken back in time to 1594 and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. “The Meter Maid Murders,” a comic look at a detective trying to nab a serial killer on South Beach who only murders meter maids. Has written and directed three features (one doc, two narrative features), and won several awards for his film work. (See imdb.com for details).  His latest film, “Meeting Spencer,” starring Jeffrey Tambor, won the prestigious Milan International Film Festival Award for Best Screenplay.  DELAPLAINE’S “LONG WEEKEND” GUIDES These no-nonsense guides contain Delaplaine’s recommendations and advice for travelers visiting these places for 3 or 4 days.


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Barcelona - 2019 - The Food Enthusiast’s Complete Restaurant Guide - Andrew Delaplaine

BARCELONA

2019

The Food Enthusiast’s

Complete Restaurant Guide

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Andrew Delaplaine

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Andrew Delaplaine is the Food Enthusiast.

When he’s not playing tennis,

he dines anonymously

at the Publisher’s (considerable) expense.

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Gramercy Park Press

New York – London - Paris

Copyright © by Gramercy Park Press - All rights reserved.

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Please submit corrections, additions or comments to gppress@gmail.com

BARCELONA

The Food Enthusiast’s

Complete Restaurant Guide

Table of Contents

Introduction

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The A to Z Listings

Ridiculously Extravagant

Sensible Alternatives

Quality Bargain Spots

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Other Books by the Food Enthusiast

INTRODUCTION

Barcelona, Spain’s second biggest city, is one of the most visited cities in Europe, with many millions of tourists visiting annually. I am most definitely one of them. Barcelona, known for the splendid Modernism architecture of Antoni Gaudi, is arguably just as much the city of Picasso and Miro. The city boasts gorgeous beaches, serene parks, lovely gardens, a preserved medieval historic quarter and fine museums, but many visit Barcelona for the gastronomical delights. Barcelona is a city to be explored and there’s no better way to explore and discover the culture than through its distinctive cuisine.

LOCAL CUISINE

Barcelona is a foodies’ paradise and food is taken very seriously. You’ll find an endless variety of great restaurants from 5-star eateries, molecular experimental to traditional Catalan and Basque. The many food markets offer everything from fresh fruits and vegetables, breads, and olive oil. The popular Catalan cuisine, an ancient Mediterranean style, is characterized by local herbs, meats, and seafood. Food is number one and people often plan supper while eating lunch or scheduling their day around what they’re going to eat. Spanish food is delicious and quite healthy. The town is literally a buffet offering a variety of cuisine, including tapas (there are tapas bars everywhere) and paella – a rich dish that’s very popular although it comes from Valencia. The best paella is served in the Barceloneta area.

In Barcelona, as you will quickly see on your very first night here, time means nothing and locals eat late, drink late and party all night long. Some clubs open as some people are getting up and going to work. Barcelona’s bar scene thrived in the 1980s and has continued with a wealth of trendy lounges and cocktail bars. There’s certainly a bar to suit every mood and cocktail preference, whether you’re strictly a beer and ale drinker or prefer a vintage-style bar that serves the classic Dry Martini.

EAT LIKE A LOCAL

Locals generally begin their day with a café con leche (coffee with milk) and a piece of toast. The real breakfast comes much later (around 11a.m.) and is more substantial, like a sandwich or croissant. Lunch is late, so if you eat lunch at noon you’ll be dining with tourists. Around 4 or 5 p.m., locals will have a real meal

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