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The Best Catalan Vermouth 2017

Best Catalan Vermouth 2017

Following our last post What is vermouth?, let’s take a look at the best Catalan bottles you can possibly drink this year! According to the third edition of the Vinari Awards for Catalan vermouths, here are the best Catalan vermouths for 2017: Gran Vinari d’Or al Millor Vermut 2017 (Great Golden Vinari to the Best…

French Michelin Star Restaurants 2017

Michelin Guide Starred restaurants in France 2017

Last week, the Michelin Guide announced this year’s much-awaited list of new stars, revealing its French Michelin star restaurants. The highlights: Gourmet Lover Tour - A private gastronomic delight in BarcelonaThree stars One new 3-star: Restaurant 1947 at the Cheval Blanc Hotel in Courchevel ski resort…

Amazing Catalan Wines to watch for in 2017

Catalan Wines

“La Guia de vins de Catalunya” (Catalonia Wine Guide), released last month in Barcelona, presents the result of 1381 blind tastings from 282 Catalan wineries. Created in 2008 by Jordi Alcover and Silvia Naranjo, this year’s edition was showcased at the Teatre Liceu of Barcelona, a renowned scene in Catalan culture. The following prizes were awarded during the gala:

Michelin Guide Starred restaurants in Spain & Portugal 2017

Michelin Guide Starred restaurants in Spain & Portugal 2017

A few days ago, the 2017 Michelin stars were awarded for Spain and Portugal in Girona, the emblematic gastronomic land of Ferran Adrià’s mythic El Bulli and the most celebrated Roca brothers’ jewel, El Celler de Can Roca. The highlights: Three stars Chef Martín Berasategui’s ten-year-old Barcelona restaurant Lasarte is the first new three-star restaurant…

2016 Sitges Film Festival key figures

2016 Sitges Film Festival

2016 Sitges Film Festival   The Sitges Film Festival (Catalan: Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantàstic de Catalunya) is a Spanish film festival and one of the world’s foremost international festivals specializing in fantasy and horror films. Established…

La Mercè 2016 Festival – Main Events & Program

La Mercè 2016 poster

La Mercè 2016 poster La Mercè 2016 Festival – Main Events & Program La Mercè 2016 Program in English (PDF) La Mercè is the biggest annual festival in Barcelona, honoring the Virgin of Grace (Mare de Déu de la Mercè in Catalan), patron saint of the…

Barcelona´s authentic district “Vila de Gracia” & the Street Festival “Fiesta Mayor de Gràcia”!


About “Vila de Gracia” If you want to party like a local and visit the most authentic squares, bars and cafés of the city, then you should not miss to explore the charming neighbourhood of Barcelona, called “Vila de Gràcia”. The name “Gràcia” comes from a convent called “Nostra Senyora de Gràcia (Our Lady of…