Born To Host - Tapas overlooking the rooftops of El Born
The experience in a nutshell
Type of the event
Time of the event
8:00 PM (3 hours)
Drinks & Beverages
A word about the experience
Overlooking both Collserola Mountain and the old 17 century street remains of old Barcelona, in what was the old market square, we can talk you through the finest Catalan cavas and wines. El Born is a bustling area, full of small independent food shops which are right here on our doorstep. Here we will buy ingredients like 5 year old acorn fed cured ham, fresh Galician octopus or the finest spiced chorizo for the ultimate tapas! You will not get our version of some classics in the local cafes around here.
Sònia was born and raised Catalan. Her knowledge of cava, of which 95% is made here in Catalonia, is unquestionable. Along with her ability to present dishes passed down to her from her mother, who was a professional chef, we can guarantee you'll eat and drink the very best, while admiring the mountain views from the dining table, as the sun sets over Collserola.
In the heart of El Born, in the plaza at the top of Passeig del Born, you discover the twentieth century wrought iron covered market which now has the preserved early 17 century ruins of the old city which were uncovered during a recent renovation. The dining room looks onto both the old ruins and also over the rooftops of Barcelona to Collserola Mountain. It's an impressive view, but an equally impressive flat. 120 square metres with beautiful, original tiled flooring with a modern, open plan kitchen and dining room.
See the menu
Olivas, Gildas & Anxoas A few appetizers to whet your appetite...Spanish olives, anchovies and pickled gildas with a glass of the finest cava.
Gazpacho The Spanish cure for just about anything (cold, flu, hangover…) is gazpacho. And with good reason. This veggie-packed cold soup (more like a thin smoothie or juice) packs in vitamins– and has existed long before the current health trends.
I prefer my gazpacho served ice cold and in a glass. I love the traditional version (pepper, tomato, garlic, onion, extra virgin olive oil, and sherry vinegar) but also like versions with cucumber and even fruit — my watermelon gazpacho is delicious!
Pulpo a la Gallega The ultimate Galician traditional dish. It is referred to as ‘pulpo á feira’ (in Galician), ‘pulpo a la gallega’ (in Spanish) or simply ‘pulpo’. Boiled to a perfect point and served with paprika, salt, and olive oil, cooking octopus is an art in Galicia.
Chorizo & Botifarra Possibly one of the easiest dishes on the list, chorizo a la sidra is simply delicious Spanish chorizo (paprika-spiced pork sausage) cooked in dry Spanish cider. Ideally, you buy fresh or semi-cured sausage for this dish and use Asturian or Basque dry cider. We also give you the best botifarra from our local butcher.
Brandada de Bacalao Salt cod, quality Spanish olive oil, and sometimes potato and artichoke are added. That would depend on who prepares this as the Catalans would not add these. Which ever version you get, it will be served with lightly toasted bread and is good winter comfort food.
Tortilla de Patata & Pan con Tomate A classic dish which we have perfected over the years. Serve it from the pan or on lightly toasted fresh bread rubbed with ripe tomato, drizzled with olive oil and rock salt.
Embutidos, Quesos Catalanes & Espanoles Our finest selection of cheeses and spiced, aromatic sausages from Catalonia and farther afield.
Padron Peppers These little fried peppers are addictive — I call them Spanish popcorn! Luckily, they’re also super simple to make (and to grow, depending on where you live).
A Sweet Surprise We will bake a dessert to finish your meal for every new booking. You'll need to come to our beautiful apartment to find out what that will be on the day.