No welcome quite like a pork one. There may have also been enough crackling on this porchetta slice to wedge me, albeit temporarily, out of my post-travel rut. Then again, when isn’t fatty pork a cure all panacea? (at Linguini Fini Manila)
I feel like omnislashing at the moment. This is the last food post about the trip, before I call it a night. This was plate 7 of 8 at #quimetyquimet—pickled olive, uni, and fresh anchovies on dried tomatoes. All cans and preserves, all pretty ridiculous. Only con would be that it’s mostly all close to room temp. I can’t even imagine what would happen if, god forbid, they start applying heat to some of those things. #hardcore
Seafood break, still in #quimetyquimet : foie gras pate, caramelized onions, and truffle oil. Wilder than how it sounds is how relatively cheap ingredients like that get thrown around here for. This bit probably cost around 3~4 EUR tops. Fed myself silly earlier that day in #ciudadcondal for a little more than 10 EUR.
if I were ever to use the hashtag #hardcore to best describe a food post, this would be it. Went to #quimetyquimet on our last night and severely good canned and preserved seafood was their jam. This happened pretty late into a meal at 5 of 8—caviar on scallops over dried tomatoes. (#fetish is also a close second)
Im thinking of non-food related adjectives to better describe this experience. “Tentacular” is a forerunner in what comes to mind. Had these at #cerveceriacatalana on our last day: pulpo a la gallega. Grilled boiled octopus legs, speared onto boulders boiled kamote.
Speaking of return trips, Ciudad Condal happened again too. Came back for a lot of things, but these sticks of langoustines à la plancha in particular. #ciudadcondal
Q: What to do in a situation wherein one finds his hotel in close proximity (180~200m) to a reputable tapas establishment? A: Why, hit the shellfish isle at midnight of course! Not that the freshness was any cause for worry (these were still moving). More of, it’s just nice to have that safety net, in case ____ hits the fan. #cerveceriacatalana
Trippin on summa dat Gaud brah. (Sorry, I’m 8 hours into a 17 hour transit. Two layovers and no sleep will do some funny things to you meng.) #casabatllo
Random stickers up storm trooper near Park Guell. Have a nagging suspicion that it’s guarding something heavily hipster in nature.