Off Barcelona dining
Anarquía restaurant in El Prat celebrates its fifth birthday with a special tasting menu.
Tomás Rodríguez is at the head of this engaging restaurant, whose name together with a collection of rare coins on display there refer to a region of Malaga from where his mother is from. Tomás who is 36 has spent twenty of those years in the profession. Over his career he has worked in the kitchens of the Torres brothers (when he started out at 16 at the now defunct Reno and then later at Dos Cielos) and Santi Santamaria in Can Fabes as well as Evo.
Arroz negro de sepietas con allioli de pera y vainilla
Nowadays Rodriguez manages Axarquía, together with his partner, Esther Ruiz, who looks after the hostessing duties. The restaurant is located in El Prat where Rodriguez was born. Five years after the opening it’s now celebrating the milestone with a tasting menu that showcases their faith in raw material, sourced from the Parc Agrari del Baix Llobregat, prepared according to traditional recipes updated for modern tastes reflecting his skills learned at Sant Celoni.
To put this menu together Tomás has selected the best dish that from each year that Axarquía has been open. The Foie and hummus ravioli or the vegetable broth, baby-cuttlefish black rice with pear and vanilla allioli, the sublime grilled squid with chopped nuts, Pollo Pota Blava (PGI) served with shrimp, coconut and corn, and the Ox-tail cannelloni. Including an aperitif (on the day we were there shank flamenquín with cream of Jerusalem Artichoke, brie and smoked basil and which was awarded third place in the Tapa de l'Any 2017 competition), and dessert (the melon and watermelon with mint and mango sorbet on brioche with have you coming back for more ). Reservations required, 65 Eur. without wine pairing, or € 85 Eur. with wine including a selection of surprising wines from niche producers.
Calamar a la brasa con picada de frutos secos
Canelón de Rabo de Toro
Chef Tomás Rodríguez
Each of these dishes has been offered as a separate tapa for five consecutive weeks. The Cannelloni, winner of the Quinto Tapa 2016 competition, can be sampled without a pairing (10 Eur.) or with a glass of wine D. O. Arribes del Duero (13.50 Eur.) till 29 October.
Pollo Pota Blava con gamba, coco y maíz
Raviolis de foie y hummus en caldo de verduras
- Jaume Casanovas, 6
- 08820 El Prat de Llobregat
- T. 93 181 32 30