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Hotel Tapa Tour 2019, BCN

Think global, eat local

By Brian Gallagher 30.04.19

Marking the arrival of spring and for the fourth year running the twice yearly Hotel Tapa Tour is back in Barcelona, offering the perfect excuse to get to know the cuisine of some of the best chefs working in the city as well as some of the most beautiful hotel interiors (and terraces). Between the 1st  and the 31st  of May, taking place in both Madrid and Barcelona, the initiative puts the focus on the way that hotels have had a profound and lasting influence on the contemporary gastronomic scenes of both cities.

The Barcelona edition includes historic hotels (The Palace Barcelona), avant-garde skyscrapers (Meliá Barcelona Sky), urban oases (Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I) as well as new arrivals on the scene (The Barcelona EDITION and ICON Bcn). In addition, some of the participating hotels are featuirng creations from Michelin-starred chefs such as Martin Berasategui (Monument Hotel) and Marc Gascons (The Serras Hotel Barcelona).

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    The tapa by ICON BCN

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    The Barcelona EDITION tapa

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    “Gyoza surf and turf” by the Winter Garden Restaurante (El Palace Barcelona)

    This year the Hotel Tapa Tour 2019 has a marked ecological character. Under the slogan "Think global, eat local", the edition celebrates local culinary culture, one which is more respectful of the product and the environment, without sacrificing excellence. During the event all the participating hotels will be offering a wide range of traditional recipes and typical dishes representing Catalan cuisine to be enjoyed as tapas, bite sized samples that will also compete for the awards within the different categories.

    The tapas will be paired with wines with Designation of Origin: Las Pisadas (DO La Rioja) or Jean Leon 3055 Chardonnay (DO Penedès), an organic wine.

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    The tapa by Barcelona Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos Hotel

    In addition, the hotels will offer vegan options and mocktails (alcohol free cocktails), while the signature cocktail creations are sponsored by Gin Mare, the premium Mediterranean gin, which is also launching a gastro-cocktails contest. Some of the city’s classic cocktail bars such as Dry Martini by Javier de las Muelas (Monument Hotel), will be taking part.

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    Tapa by Meliá Barcelona Sky hotel

    Full list of participating hotels in Barcelona

    Claris Hotel & Spa, El Palace Barcelona, Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I, Meliá Barcelona Sky, Mercer Hotel Barcelona, Monument Hotel, NH Collection Gran Hotel Calderón, Renaissance Barcelona, The Barcelona EDITION, The One Barcelona, The Serras Hotel Barcelona, Gallery Hotel, Hotel Barcelona Princess, Hotel Duquesa de Cardona, Hotel Negresco Princess, ICON Bcn, SB Glow and SB Icaria.