Fodor's Expert Review Hofmann

$$$$ Gracia Mediterranean

The late Mey Hofmann, German-born and Catalonia-trained, was revered for decades for her creative Mediterranean and international cuisine based on carefully selected raw materials prepared with unrelenting quality. Her team carries on her legacy at her locale, a graceful designer space with a glassed-in kitchen as center stage. Sardine tartare, foie gras in puff pastry, prawn risotto, wood pigeon in two textures, and lovingly prepared baby vegetables are among the best choices at this carefully managed culinary tour de force. The adjoining Racó Hofmann is a relaxed, informal café featuring a short menu of classic tapas with a contemporary twist, such as the calamari with kimchi mayonnaise or octopus with potato foam. The Hofmann universe has further expanded in recent years to include a bakery at C/Flassaders 44 and a café nearby at C/Flassaders 40, both in the Born neighbourhood, as well as two simpler dining options: the Taverna Hofmann at C/Girona 145, and the Hofmann Bistrot at Passeig de Sant Joan 36.

Mediterranean Service Sophisticated Lunch Dinner $$$$

Quick Facts

La Granada del Penedès 14–16
Barcelona, Catalonia  08006, Spain

93-218–7165

www.hofmann-bcn.com

Known For:
  • Sardine tartare
  • Foie gras in puff pastry
  • Prawn risotto
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Sun. and Aug. No lunch Sat.

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