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The medieval Catalan city of Barcelona has only grown in popularity as a cosmopolitan, European destination. Host to the Olympics 25 years ago, the city underwent a modern renaissance that some
residents opposed, referring to the change as a commercialization that stripped the city of its essence. Fortunately, the Catalan culture has very much thrived with no better way to experience the historical Spanish city than through its pioneering, world famous gastronomy and cocktail scene.

Eat
The birthplace of molecular cuisine in the ‘90’s, Barcelona has advanced aeons since the first fishy foam with even Ferran Adrià, it’s inventor attesting, “the high gastronomy formula doesn’t work now”. Still breaking records, Barcelona is home to Tickets and Disfrutar , among other award-winning concepts coming come from El Bulli alumni and the Adrià dynasty.

Drink
Some of the best drinks in Barcelona can be found in the city’s restaurants as the food and drink culture overlaps in this global gastronomy capital. The Eixample neighborhood is one of the best spots to find a mix of innovative and Instagrammable drink spots like Alchemix and the classics like the city’s famous, distinguished Dry Martini Bar.

Experience
As a city, Barcelona offers an excellent quality to price ratio with tapas being such a widespread cultural tradition. Bite-site pintxos and tapas are best enjoyed with a local beer or wine as the city has experienced an emergence of interest in natural wines, or the traditional Vermouth.

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The new Barcelona’s diverse food scene
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The new Barcelona’s diverse food scene
The city has attracted young chefs willing to show that the Catalunya capital can go beyond the bodegas and the avant-garde restaurants that made it famous.
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See the Entire 32-Course Tasting Menu At One of the World's Best Restaurants
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See the Entire 32-Course Tasting Menu At One of the World's Best Restaurants
Take a tantalising glimpse at the 32-course tasting menu at one of the world's best restaurants, Disfrutar in Barcelona.
See the Full Tasting Menu at Three-Michelin-Star Lasarte
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See the Full Tasting Menu at Three-Michelin-Star Lasarte
Watch the full 15-course tasting menu at Barcelona's Lasarte restaurant unfold in this mouthwatering video.
4 Stunning Appetiser Recipes from Michelin-Starred Chefs
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4 Stunning Appetiser Recipes from Michelin-Starred Chefs
Find out how to make four beautiful appetisers from Michelin-starred chefs, all of which were served at the Food on the Edge 2018 launch in Barcelona.
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#50BestTalks Barcelona: Visions of Gastronomy
Five of the world's greatest chefs discussed waste, welfare, and legacy, and what it means to be 'fine dining' at a special event in Barcelona.
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#50BestTalks Barcelona Meet the Chefs
Ahead of the #50BestTalks Barcelona live-stream on Fine Dining Lovers on 27 June, read our interviews with all five of the world renowned chefs involved.
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Waiting for the #50BestTalks Barcelona Live-Stream
Find out how to live-stream #50BestTalks Barcelona, where some of the world's greatest chefs will dish on the future of gastronomy, on Fine Dining Lovers.
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Disfrutar: Familiar Flavours, New Techniques
Eduard Xatruch at Barcelona's Disfrutar restaurant, winner of The World's 50 Best Restaurants 2017 One to Watch award, on balancing innovation and taste.
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The Roca Brothers Help Create a New Dining Experience
The Roca brothers have helped to produce a new dining experience in Barcelona, Opera Samfaina – an all out assault on the senses.
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A Glimpse of Albert Adria's Enigma Restaurant
Enjoy a quick glimpse of Albert Adria's newest restaurant, Enigma, in Barcelona.