Finally back from Barcelona and can’t help but to think of the lunch I had at an amazing restaurant in a quiet square of Barcelona’s Gracia Quarter near Avinuda Diagonal and Via Augusta.The high ranking on tripadvisor and other sites drew me to this charming little restaurant called Santa Gula. I was going to write up a blog post about things to do in Barcelona and this restaurant was going to be part of the feature, however after having some of my best Spanish foodie experiences at this place, I thought an individual feature best displays my gratitude at what I can only describe as exceptional and flavourful cooking. The croquettes, lamb neck, suckling pig, artichokes and that heavenly homemade ravioli were all very good dishes. Don’t even let me start with that cheesecake and passion fruit dessert. So without further ado, let’s check out some pictures below.
The dishes we had were
Artichokes : A nice dish to start of our lunch. The olive oil and salt really enhanced the flavour.
|Artichokes,Santa Gula Style:Makelesmouthful|
Homemade ink squid croquettes : I have a habit of ordering ham croquettes, so I was looking forward to trying out something different. No complaints here in the slightest. Loved it.
|Homemade ink squid croquettes|
Segovian boneless sucking pig with caramelised mango: Match made in heaven. Always enjoyed apple and pork, so this was quite new to me. Works quite well.
|Segovian boneless suckling pig with caramelised mango|
Boneless Lamb neck softly roasted with mustard,mint and honey. Soft and tender lamb neck paired with mustard, honey and mint on a bed of mash. These combinations will always work I reckon. Very good dish.
|Boneless lamb neck with mustard, mint and honey|
Homemade ravioli stuffed with mushrooms and prawns covered in parmesan sauce. Highlight dish of afternoon I reckon. Some truly amazing flavours in this dish. I can’t recommend it highly enough.
|Homemade ravioli stuffed with mushrooms and prawns covered in parmesan sauce|
Mascarpone tiramisu with pear confit, cinnamon and cocoa crumble. The presentation of this dish was what got my attention. The cocoa crumble and pear confit were that good. Every spoonful filled with creamy goodliness brought a smile to ones face.
|Mascarpone tiramisu with pear confit, cinnamon and cocoa crumble|
Cheesecake Santa Gula style with passion fruit chutney : Another Highlight dish of the day. I really can’t describe how good this dessert was. Definitely the best cheesecake have ever had.
|Cheesecake Santa Gula style with passion fruit chutney|
So there goes my time at Santa Gula. This is definitely one of the best restaurants have been to in Barcelona over the years. Make sure you check this place out if you’re ever around. Totally worth it in my opinion. Putting this quick blog together has definitely made me hungry. I’m off to look for some food, followed by finally checking out Batman vs Superman.what more can one wish for on a bank holiday eh ( hope I don’t regret that last bit, the reviews seem painful).