lunches at Blanc Brasserie, Barcelona

The Blanc Brasserie is the main restaurant at the Mandarin Oriental in Barcelona, though they also have the Michelin starred Moments.

Food is well executed, and the kitchen turn out a wide variety of Catalan, Spanish and Oriental dishes.  We particularly enjoyed the miso octopus, which was succulent and tender, and I loved the inclusion of pink peppercorns in the yakitori which gave it a piquancy not usually found.

It forms a quiet oasis in the centre of the city.

Chicken yakitori
Seasonal vegetables, Iberian ham, fresh herbs and flowers

Octopus in miso, with shitake mushrooms and vegetables

Brushcetta of tomato and smoked eel
Crispy suckling pig, vermouth and shallots
Roasted fillet of sea bass, wild Venere rice, trout roe

Cardamom chocolate fondant, with yoghurt ice-cream
Peanut parfait, with raspberry and lemon thyme compote

Petit Fours

Blanc Brasserie
Mandarin Oriental Hotel
Passeig de Gràcia, 38-40,
08007 Barcelona
+34 93 151 87 83