Accessed via a separate entrance from the Hotel Do Placa Reial, La Cuina is the gourmet eatery of the boutique gastro-hotel located along Plaza Real. In a space that once housed the hotel's cellar, the brick vaulted ceiling now contains a quaff scene of tufted banquettes, modernist club chairs and exposed stone details that's home to one of the area's top eateries. The whimsical décor puts a more casual spin on the impeccable food that awaits diners, open for lunch and dinner on most days with a mix savvy locals and fashionable house guests.
A fixed or ala carte menu begins with small bites of grilled sea cucumbers, charcuterie plate of local hams or chili-grilled prawns. Appetizers are larger in side with standouts like “Porrusalda” leek soup with farmyard egg, gnocchi of green peas and Parmesan or avocado and crab cannelloni. Mains vary between rice, fish and meat dishes including sea urchin and black truffle risotto, grilled sole on bed of chard with caviar, slow-cooked kid goat with broad beans and chicken burger with foie gras and black truffle.
Barcelona gastro-hotel offers cellar eatery with a decorator’s touch offering local cuisine with a Mediterranean spin.