It's hard to pass up the opportunity to break bread in a Gaudí-designed building. Completed in 1900, the Art Nouveau Casa Calvet includes a graceful dining room decorated in Moderniste ornamentation, from looping parabolic door handles to polychrome stained glass, etched glass, and wood carved in floral and organic motifs. Popular with local business people who want to entertain guests in style, the restaurant exudes velvet-and-mahogany charm and also attracts couples seeking an intimate meal for two. Chef Miguel Ajita's Catalan and Mediterranean fare is light and contemporary, seasonal and market-inspired.
May 30, 2011
Interesting evening. The building is interesting and the food good if not great. We had the tasting menu and the only fault I could find was that the meat was tough (though perfectly cooked) ans the service was a bit rushed. Excellent wine list, too.