Fodor's Expert Review Via Veneto
Open since 1967, this family-owned temple of fine Catalan dining offers a contemporary menu punctuated by old-school classics. Service from the veteran waiters is impeccable, and diners can safely place themselves in the hands of the expert sommelier to guide them through a daunting 10,000-bottle-strong wine list. Elegant and stylish, the restaurant was a favorite of Salvador Dalí and now attracts local sports stars and politicians. The starter of tagliolini pasta with free-range eggs cooked at low temperature and served with Alba (Piedmont) white truffle threatens to be a showstopper, but the theatrical presentation of roast baby duck, deboned and pressed at the table, provides a memorable second act. Looking for a romantic venue for a special occasion? Look no further.
Barcelona, Catalonia 08021, Spain
- Favorite of Salvador Dalí and now sports stars
- Incredible roast duck
- Smoking room for postprandial cigars