La Vinoteca Torres

La VinotecaTorres quickly became a staple in Barcelona. It is a bit “touristy”, none of my Spanish friends eat there, however, it’s around the corner from our apartment, has great vegetarian selections, great wine, and outdoor seating. Settled next door to the Gucci store on Passeig de Gracia, the crowd watching is very entertaining. There is also a great selection of desserts including chilled chocolate truffles that serve as a great compliment to the wine!

Vegetarian Options:

  • Torre Real’s olives selection
  • Potato chips with pepper and lemon
  • Tomato-rubbed crispy bread dressed with extra virgin olive oil El Silencio
  • Selection of dairy cheeses
  • Baby-leaf salad with sprouts and roots
  • Salad of leaves, apple, nuts and goat cheese and yoghurt (my favorite salad in Barcelona!!!)
  • Warm salad of mushrooms, promegranate and nuts
  • Caesar salad
  • Patatas bravas
  • Potato omelette
  • Chick peas frittersand traditional romesco sauce

Pescatarian Options:

  • Dried anchovies from the Cantabrian Sea and virgin olive oil
  • Cockles with paprika flavoured dressing Espinaler
  • Mussels in pickling brine light marinade
  • Fresh razor clams
  • Marinated sardines in olive oil
  • Fresh oysters from Marennes
  • Sardines and roasted vegetables on flat crispy bread
  • Tuna and tomato confit tartare
  • Garlic-fried shrimp
  • Fish with clam soup
  • Creamy rice with prawns
  • Homemade marinated sardines
  • Cod with fricassèe of mushrooms

A couple of wine suggestions:

  • Celeste Crianza Tinto fino – D.0 Ribera del Duero (great for the price)
  • Salmos Garnacha Tinta, Syrah, Cariñena – D.O.Q Priorat
  • Perpetual Cariñena, Garnacha Tinta – D.O.Q Priorat (a bit pricey, but a great wine)

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