This Barcelona favorite is justly famous for combining superb interior design with carefully prepared cuisine. Market-fresh ingredients in original combinations are solidly rooted in traditional Catalan recipes, while the menu balances seafood and upland specialties, game, and domestic raw materials. Try the perdiz asada con jamón ibérico (roast partridge with Iberian ham), or, if it's available, becada (woodcock), in which Carles Gaig is a recognized master.
May 25, 2007
Certainly 1 of the best restaurants in town, but perhaps not in the top 3. Comparing degustation menus, atmostphere, value and service, Moo in Hotel Omm is a notch better
Jun 18, 2001
This is a first rate establishment, which will provide you with a lovely and memorable evening. Food is creative, delicious and prepared with knowledge and care. The canelloni were sublime, the monkfish delicious, as was the excellent Bresse Chicken with pine nuts and prumes. The "special" Creme Catalan was delighful in its layers of texture and flavors - visibly it seemed the same, but it went from warm, mellow and frothy on top and got cooler
and more tangy as you progressed to the bottom. Can Gaig is decorated with warm colors, flowers and all of the amenities which add charm to this wonderful restaurant. Service is gracious and elegant. Do take a cab, as it is a distance from the center of town (it ran us $8 from the center of the Passeig de Gracia). The staff will be happy to call a cab for you when you are ready to leave. This is definitely not a tourist restaurant, yet an English menu was provided. The owners greeted us warmly as we entered, and said good bye with equal warmth. If you'd like a lovely evening out in Barcelona, Can Gaig will provide just that.