Saturday, 13 June 2015

#GastrologyInBarcelona - 1881 per SAGARDI - Mediterranean cuisine with views of the Barcelona skyline

Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of 1881 per Sagardi.
1881 per Sagardi boasts a long culinary tradition with cuisine steeped in the Basque Country tradition and slight influences from throughout Spain.
The restaurant has the perfect outdoor terrace with unique and privileged views of the Barcelona skyline. The restaurant is housed within Museum of Catalonian History and named after the date the building was built and follows an English style found in ports around the world.
The menu offers a variety of tapas and traditional Mediterranean dishes made with the best seasonal produce 

We started with a classic Mojito which was brilliantly made. It was a vibrant cocktail of fresh fruity flavours which eased us into our meal at 1881. 
Iberic ham with tomato bread

The Iberic ham with tomato bread was beautiful. Long, thin leg of ham with a deep golden hue to its fat. The meat was dark red, marbled with veins of fat and went well with the slightly tart tomato bread.
Tuna tartare; "Guindilla" peppers from Ibarra

The tuna was decadently spiked with a tart mixture and served with refreshing herbs. It was a pleasant and innovative variant of the classic tuna tartare. The accompanying peppers were wonderfully chargrilled and moreish. 
Grilled langoustines

The langoustines were stunning and cooked to perfection resulting in a dish that was flavoursome, rich and complex. 
Creamy rice with prawns

The creamy rice with prawns was simply irresistible. The rice in the risotto was puffy and al-dente and had a beautiful depth of flavour. 
Matured beef rib steak

The beef was perfectly cooked. Boasting a deep pink, the meat was intense with characteristic matured beef notes and a deep earthy richness. It was texturally sublime with a decadent melt in the mouth, almost buttery, consistency. 
Selection of desserts

A playful dessert platter concluded our evening. Each item was exquisitely made and concluded our courses on a decadently sweet note. 
A place of gastronomy, beauty and passion, 1881 per Sagardi is the ideal place to enjoy the essence of Basque cuisine in a friendly, warm restaurant.

Location: C/ Placa de Pau Villa, 3, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
Phone: +34 933 42 54 11
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Spanish

Check out our Barcelona foodie guide here.

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