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The gastronomic agenda of restaurants is always lively because the excuses to celebrate for any reason are endless. And nowadays, there are two that are a major attraction for connoisseurs: the season of ‘calçots’ has begun and on February 1, the Chinese New Year begins. These are the proposals of four restaurants for both claims.
Dishes with ‘calçots’ to eat on the beach
The ‘calçot’ season has already started and as every year, Xiroi and the famous Platja Ca la Nuri, both from Grup Ca la Nuri, will present it in the daily proposals until mid-March. At Xiroi they already serve a ‘focaccia’ with brie cheese, Iberian ham and escalivados’ calçots’ (€ 10.90), a spicy octopus bomb and ‘calçot’ (4.70), a squid stuffed with botifarra from the perol and ‘ calçots’ (13.50) and a creamy rice with black sausage and chicken with ‘calçots’ and romesco sauce (23.30).
Xiroi. Paseo Marítimo de la Nova Icària, 38.
In Platja Ca la Nuri, which has a warmer and more contemporary garnish, they will have a hot salad of tempura calamari, Serrat cheese and plum-romesco sauce (11:20) available from Saturday the 29th. some squid, the roasted egg, ‘calçots’ and roasted almonds (13.50), some’ calçots’ croquettes (9.90) and two rice dishes, a creamy ‘calçots’ and creamy veal (22.70) and one dry cod brandy,’ calçots’ and traditional romesco sauce (21.90).
Ca la Nuri beach. Passeo Marítim de la Barceloneta, 55 (at the Hospital del Mar).
Two menus for Chinese New Year
The Chinese New Year will arrive on February 1 and, to celebrate, Boa-Bao arrived a few days early and is already serving a festive menu, available until February 6: ‘jiaozi’ (‘dumplings’) stuffed with pork and Chinese chives (5 pieces, € 9.5), open bao with pork or Heura (7.75 or 7.50), fried sea bass with douche sauce (19.50) and bread-covered jian indicates gold (7.50). If your thing is not Chinese food, no problem: Boa-Bao dedicates, until early April, several dishes to Korean cuisine.
Boa-Bao. Doctor Letamendi Square, 1.
If you want to wait for day 1, China Crown has created a tasting menu that will be available during the first two weeks of February. This will include the most outstanding and traditional dishes of New Year’s meals celebrated in Imperial China, such as the black truffle ‘tartar’ or smoked fish. Also noteworthy in this proposal are the noodles with three shrimp and spring onion oil and, for meat lovers, the stewed pork dish with pigeon egg in Laojiu wine. All this in a stately setting like Casa Calvet. It costs € 65.
China Kroon. Casp, 48.
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