In the Restaurant Negresco we are in season

We are in the middle of autumn, something that can be very interesting when you consider the delicious foods that arrive with this season of the year.

In the Hotel Negresco Princess we adapt to this change in the year, adding the best menus, which have seasonal products and are prepared by our great chef Jon.

comida de temporada

comida de temporada

Some of the main foods of the season that you can find in our seasonal menus at the Negresco Restaurant or during the breakfast buffet, are the following:

  • Mushrooms
  • Chestnuts
  • Salmon- Sweet potatoes
  • Artichokes
  • Figs and pomegranates
  • Tangerines
  • Seasonal boar
  • Duck

These are some of the seasonal products that you can find, but the list is very extensive.

In these months of the year you can make a change in your diet and enjoy again these products that are only available during certain dates of the year, and that in autumn are in their best state.

In the Negresco Restaurant we offer a great variety of combinations to please all tastes “even the most demanding”.

Si quieres darle un placer otoñal a tu paladar tan solo tienes que pasar por nuestro restaurante en el centro de Barcelona, nuestros magníficos menús semanales harán que te alegres de la llegada del invierno.

Grand final of the Inter-Hotel Games 2017

Throughout this last month of October and the beginning of November, the Inter-Hotel Games 2017 was held, a solidarity Olympiad with a set of sports in which 27 hotels of Barcelona participated.

During this time the companions of both urban hotels in Barcelona of the Princess Hotels & Resorts chain, have participated in several matches of indoor soccer, paddle, tennis, bowling and special gymkhanas.

Now we come to the end of these games and this year, on November 12 the finals of some sports were held, along with a final challenge, a 5-kilometer race in which the speed of the athletes will be shown.

This year, at the Hotel Barcelona Princess and the Hotel Negresco Princess we have joined this event for the first time and five members of our staff will participate in the final race to have fun and if possible achieve some of the first positions.

Inter Hotel Games - Hotel Barcelona Princess & Hotel Negresco Princess

Inter Hotel Games – Hotel Barcelona Princess & Hotel Negresco Princess

In addition to the race, other sports were also held, among which the final matches of paddle, indoor football and basketball.

To make a final celebration of the #iHotelGamesBCN, there will be a banquet for all participants and attendees, to put an end to this exciting solidarity challenge between the main hotels in the city of Barcelona.

All funds raised from the beginning to the end of the Inter-Hotel Games 2017 will go to Nutrició sense fronteres foundation, an organization that brings food to the most disadvantaged places. 20,000 euros will be donated to the ONG (NSF) for the project “BCN Comparteix el Menjar” (BCN Share the meal).

We look forward to the next solidarity Olympiad #iHotelGamesBCN.

4 Places you never knew in Barcelona

Barcelona is a great city with many things to do during your stay, and we all know the best places to visit, as La Sagrada Familía, Las Ramblas or the pl. Catalunya, among others.

But the city has more great places that are not very known and are as beautiful and original as the ones mentioned above. We show four of these beautiful locations and things to see according the Luxos magazine guide

  1. Tibidabo

Tibidabo is the highest point on top of the Collserola mountain range from there you can see the the whole Barcelona. Besides of the great views, you can find the amusement park of the mountain, were you can have a great time and enjoy even higher  views.

Tibidaboo Barcelona

Tibidaboo Barcelona

  1. Botero’s Cat

This sculpture by Fernando Botero was purchased by Barcelona’s city council in 1987, but it was positioned permanently in the Raval district only in 2003: up until then, as cats do, it had wandered the city, in sites at the zoo, then the Olympic stadium, then the Medieval shipyards, and finally settling in the Raval district.

  1. The Garden Maze

The Parc del Laberint d’Horta has a hedge maze, a typical feature of aristocratic gardens in the 19th century. It was planned and developed by the Desvalls family from 1791, and the carefully pruned hedges conceal a route leading to the centre where there is a statue of Eros

  1. Palau de la Música

Hidden inside city you can find the magical Palau de la Música, built by Lluís Domènech I Montaner. Anyone who loves the eccentric architecture of Barcelona is sure to admire the organic shapes, colourful staine glass windouws and fine detailing of this concert hall.

You cand find other great places like this ones and other posts with interesting information about Barcelona on the free handy smartphone that you will find in your room of the Hotel Barcelona Princess and the Hotel Negresco Princess.

 

The Gastronomy of the Restaurant Negresco in the Restaurant Week

The Restaurant Week is an event organized by El Tenedor which is held once a year.

This year marks its third edition, and from 25 October to 12 November, you can enjoy tasty gastronomic menus at discounted prices in more than 300 restaurants in the cities of Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, Malaga and Valencia.

Restaurante Negresco - Restaurant Week by El Tenedor

Restaurante Negresco – Restaurant Week by El Tenedor

During these days some of the best restaurants offer menus at special prices so all the foodies and the lovers of good food have access to gastronomy of quality, even restaurants with Michelin stars join this event.

This year, El Tenedor’s Restaurant Week is benefic and with the revenue it is intended to contribute to a charitable cause by helping the ONG “help in action”, so 1 euro of each of the menus sold goes to this organization that wants to improve the distribution of food in poverty places.

The Hotel Negresco Barcelona, motivated by good causes, participates in this gastronomic festival and our Chef Jon has prepared for the occasion a succulent menu.

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The Chestnut in Barcelona

We arrive to Autumn and with these dates, between October 31 and November 1, there is a traditional popular party in Barcelona and all of Catalonia, “La Castanyada”.

During these days the streets and homes of Barcelona are filled with chestnuts and panellets, some sweets made with almonds, pine nuts, and different nuts between which you can find a great variety of flavors.

Halloween hotel Negresco Princess

Halloween hotel Negresco Princess

You can also enjoy sweet potatoes, a sweet autumn fruit that you can find in several places on the street and that will help you to get warm.

These festivities coincide with the popular American Halloween, so in some establishments in the city you can also find people in disguise or the typical terrifying decorations of these festivities.

In the Hotel Barcelona Princess we will offer treats to our customers to participate in this fun popular party.

Halloween Hotel Barcelona Princess

Halloween Hotel Barcelona Princess

In the Hotel Negresco Princess as well as sweets, we will decorate the hall of the hotel and we will put terrific makeup to our staff to give a fun touch to the hotel.