The best tapas in Barcelona – Hotel Tapa Tour Barcelona 2017

The last Hotel Tapa Tour edition was a success, for this reason next May the Hotel Tapa Tour will return to Barcelona to celebrate its second edition from 4 to 14 May 2017.

During 10 days you will can enjoy the best hotels 4 and 5 stars in Barcelona and taste its gastronomy made tapas with a glass of wine or cava.

Each hotel in Barcelona will offer two tapas. One tapa to contest that will be judged by a jury, the second one will be a solidarity tapa whose benefits will be destined to a good cause. In addition, the public can vote for their favorite tapas.

Hotel Tapa Tour Barcelona 2017 · Hotel Barcelona Princess · Hotel Negresco Princess

Hotel Tapa Tour Barcelona 2017 · Hotel Barcelona Princess · Hotel Negresco Princess

There will be 9 routes: La Rambla, Urquinaona, Poble Sec-Sants, Poblenou, Gran Vía, Marítima, Zona Alta de Barcelona, Eixample Izquierda and Eixample Derecha.  The hotel Hesperia Tower will be out of route.

The two urban hotels in Barcelona (Barcelona Princess & Negresco Princess) of the chain Princess Hotels & Resorts will participate in the Hotel Tapa Tour 2017. And not only that, in addition the chefs of both hotels have accepted the challenge of this edition

Hotel Tapa Tour Barcelona 2017 · Hotel Barcelona Princess · Hotel Negresco Princess

Hotel Tapa Tour Barcelona 2017 · Hotel Barcelona Princess · Hotel Negresco Princess

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From Barcelona to the Pyrenees – Congress of the product and gastronomy of the Pyrenees

Pedro, Chef of the Hotel Barcelona Princess, will leave Barcelona for a few days to attend Congreso del producto y la gastronomía de los Pirineos  (Congress of the product and gastronomy of the Pyrenees).

This congress will be held from 18 to 21 March at the Palacio de Congresos in Huesca. More than a congress will be a space to share experiences among restuarant business, the food industry, chefs, wine experts, foodies and in general for the lovers of the gastronomy.

There will be renowned figures of gastronomy,for example Alberto Ferruz, chef of the BonAmb restaurant in Alicante, Charo Val, chef of La Alacena del Gourmet Catering & Events, from Ibiza; Guy Espagnacq, chef of the restaurant Le Petit Gourmand in Tarbes; Óscar García, chef of the Baluarte restaurant in Soria, Guillermo Cruz and Ramón Perisé Moré, sommelier and cook of the Restaurant Mugaritz in Rentería; Manuel Godet, chef of the restaurant L’Impreinte in Tarbes; Ricardo Sanz, chef of the restaurant Kabuki in Madrid and from Barcelona, Pedro Montolio, chef of the Barcelona Princess Hotel.

David Bourg & Pedro Montolio at The Gyma Bar, Hotel Barcelona Pirncess

David Bourg & Pedro Montolio at The Gyma Bar, Hotel Barcelona Pirncess

Pedro Montolio and David Bourg were winners of the first semifinal of Barcelona of the CCA and they will be in the final of the 7th edition of this contest Concurso Cocinero del Año  – CCA (Best Chef of the Year) but on Tuesday, March 21 they will be attend at the presentation and show cooking “La cocina de la trufa negra de Huesca” (The cuisine of the Black truffle in Huesca) where they will prepare three delicious tapas with truffle of Huesca as ingredient.

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Think spring, think Barcelona!

Think spring: Weather, sports, Easter holidays, long weekends, celebrations and festivals, all you need to celebrate spring. Think Barcelona!

Primavera · Spring  ·  Hotel Barcelona Princess

Primavera · Spring · Hotel Barcelona Princess

Spring is perfect to visit the city. We tell you the best reasons to come to Barcelona and enjoy the spring.

  • The first reason the favorable climatology that characterizes Barcelona. Enjoy a spring day in La Terraza at Hotel Negresco Princess while enjoying the views of the city.

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Calçots & truffle season

One of the most fun gastronomic experiences in Catalonia is the calçotadas. A calçotada in Barcelona is a ritual event that includes friends, romesco sauce, bibs and obviously take calçots with your hands. Just be careful with the stains!

The calçots are vegetables like the green onions and the season to eat calçots is from January, February until March.

To eat calçots you requires skill and get your hands dirty. Take the calçot with one hand and with the other remove the layer scorched by the fire. Then dip the calçot in the calçot sauce and eat the inner white part.

Calçots · Hotel Barcelona Princess

Calçots · Hotel Barcelona Princess

Another seasonal product (November to March) is the truffle. This delicacy of the earth has a delicious taste and a delicate and penetrating aroma. That is reason that the Hotel Barcelona Princess brings to the table of its Restaurant The Corner Bar exquisite eggs truffled with truffle of Graus (province of Huesca)

You can taste of this seasonal fungus on the Weekly Menu of The Corner Bar from February, 20 to February 24.

The Corner Princess - Hotel Barcelona Princess

The Corner Bar – Hotel Barcelona Princess

Exhibition ‘Surrealist women’

Mayoral, a gallery specialised in modern and post-war art of Barcelona, presents a new and great exhibition: Surrealist Women and their connection with Catalonia. It’s really worth!

The exhibition includes works, some unpublished, by eight surrealist women artists: Frida Kahlo, Maruja Mallo, Lee Miller, Valentine Hugo, Dora Maar, Remedios Varo, Leonora Carrington and Ángeles Santos.

Dones surrealistes - Galeria Mayoral

Dones surrealistes – Galeria Mayoral

In this show at Mayoral you can discover the connection between these artists and Barcelona and Catalonia.

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