Final night in Barcelona with Rita in another neighborhood restaurant.
Though tapas and montaditos can be found in most areas of Northern Spain, this restaurant specialized in "typical" Catalonian food. The next photos will show close-ups of our meal. We had tapas plates of grilled vegetables, a kabob with fresh wild mushrooms and small yellow potatoes and the new food for me: caracoles (land snails.) It had rained for several days and when that happens, all the locals are out hunting for setas--or bolets in Catalan--for their own use and to sell to restaurants. I actually loved the snails. They were boiled, sauteed in olive oil--of course--with salt, pepper and garlic then served with a mini-fork to pop them out of their shells and into our mouths. Absolutely delicious!
Kabob, mushroom and potatoes:
Grilled seasonal vegetables: