Barcelona – Ciutat Comtal

After a long holiday, I have the motivation to writing again. I have so many restaurants and bars to write from both Italy and Spain. I will give the priority to Ciutat Comtal in Barcelona.

You need to be patience if you decide to go Ciutat Comtal especially if you are going after 7pm. There is always a long queue at the door and you need to put your name into a list. First day, we went around 9.30 pm and wrote our name to the list. We were still waiting by 10pm and gave up at the end because we were starving.

Next day, we went again around 4pm and tried our chance again. Waiting time was approximately 30 minutes and we went to another place.

On the third day, we finally did it😊 We were there towards 4 pm and by luck, we got the table without waiting. And I can say that the place is deserved to wait.

Here are the food we had tried:
Padron peppers, fried anchovies, tortilla, patatas bravas, russian salad with shrimp on top of a slice of bread, mini burgers, fries with egg and beef sandwich.

Padron peppers are my favourite. It was always my first order regardless of where we were eating. Imagine, we found the peppers in Sweden and I have been frying them for the breakfast since we are back:)


All of the tapas we have tasted were so yummy. My only suggestion is that better to go to Ciutat Comtal before you get starving. So you can enjoy with a glass of sangria while waiting for your desk in patience.

Lecce – Jolly Roger

I was in southern part of Italy last week and I have been in lovely places. Streets, restaurants, bars were full of people and mainly the local tourists.

Italian cuisine is one of the well known cuisine in the world and there is always something for everybody regardless of you are vegan, vegetarian or pescatarian.

The first place that I want to share with you was in Lecce. It is located one of the narrow streets in central and called Jolly Roger. It will be glittered by its outdoor decoration. Simple and cozy.

We were there for a lunch. Streets were quiet and I think it is the best time to enjoy your meal outside. During night time, it is getting difficult to walk and sit because of the crowd.

We have ordered vegan lasagne, gnocchi and salad with walnuts, honey, artichoke, cheese.

Salad portion was very big and it is a perfect option if you want to eat something light in a hot weather.

Vegan lasagne was delicious. It is one of the places where you can find something for vegans.

Gnocchi came in a small pot. Your first impression will be that you will not get full with that portion but you will. It was also delicious and fresh.

You will find something for yourself at Jolly Roger, for sure. If you want to spend sometime with you friends. go and chill for whole afternoon with a cold glass of Puglia wine.

Baked eggplant / aubergine

I don’t know a name for dish. I can say aubergine with something 🙂 But it is 100% delicious.

Preparation: 60 min

Servings: 4 people

Ingredients

  • 1.5 medium size aubergine
  • 1 glass of tomotoe paste
  • 2 glasses of sunflower oil
  • Oregano
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 green pepper
  • 1/2 red pepper
  • Basilica
  • 250 gr cheese

Preparation

1- Cut the eggplants as cubes. You can peel them partially if you want.

2- After you cut them, put into a bowl filled with salty water. This is for taking the bitter of eggplants.

3- Put two glasses of sunflower oil into your pan. And fry your eggplants for 2 minutes until their colour changes.

4- Once you fry all the eggplants, put them into a baking plate.

5- On the other side, chop your onion, garlic and peppers. First, put the onions into a pan with some olive oil. Secondly, put the garlics and thirdly peppers.

6- Once the peppers get softer, add your salt, black pepper, oregano, cayenne pepper and lastly, tomotoe past.

7- Add a glass of water into your pan. Wait till the sauce lose its juice.

8- When the sauce is ready, pour it onto your eggplants.

9- Bake them in prehaeted 225 degrees oven for 20-25 minutes. Around 15. minutes, add the cheese and continue baking.

Hope you enjoy.

Stockholm – Glashuset

I found this place by coincidence to be honest. The wind was biting us and we were walking by the sea. Then I saw Glashuset which was very crowded with too much decoration. And I have decided to go inside.

Making a reservation is highly recommended. We have waited like 10 minutes in the queue just to be able to write our name on the list. Then we have waited 30 more minutes at the bar. By the time, my husband ordered whiskey which was looking so cheap on the menu. (65 SEK)

Finally we got our table after 40min and we were starving. I have ordered Poké bowl Salmon sashimi, rice, baked egg, cucumber, soy dressing, scallion and asked to remove egg. My husband ordered Chicken, roasted lettuce, smoked porkbelly, crutons, parmesan and asked to remove pork.

We have waited 35 more minutes for the food. And we were almost leaving the restaurant after a big disappointment.

Anyway, our food came. And my food was amazing. I don’t normally eat sashimi and I don’t know what I was thinking while ordering. But I loved it. It was a big, open sushi.

My husband’s food was on average and it wasn’t enough to make full one person. It was a classic grilled chicken and I forgot to take photos.

Let me tell you something funny. We asked for the bill and SUPRISE! The whiskey that my husband ordered while waiting was 65 SEK (This is our thought) but that was the cl price which means barmen put 5cl and it costs 330SEK 🙂 So please don’t do the same mistake.

If you make reservation, you can give a try but no need to walk in and wait for long hours.

Here is the website of the restaurant.