The Barcelona Edition Reimagines Catalan Cuisine for a New World Era Under the Helm of New Executive Chef Pedro Tassarol
New Executive Chef, Pedro Tassarolo has re-imagined the property’s signature dining outlets, Bar Veraz and The Roof.
This summer, as The Barcelona EDITION re-opens, the hotel will shake up the city's culinary scene with the introduction of its new Executive Chef, Pedro Tassarolo, who is reinvigorating the way locals and visitors dine in the city. Tasked with redefining the property's popular signature outlets,Bar VerazandThe Roof, Tassarolo has used his wealth of experience, having trained at Mugaritz in the Basque Country and world-renowned El Bulli, to bring a unique style of dining to the city inspired by the local culture and his own personal experiences around the world, focusing on the flavours of Asia in particular.
Taking inspiration from Barcelona's hustle and bustle and focusing on provenance, sourcing his ingredients from the local suppliers at Santa Caterina market, Tassarolo has transformed Bar Veraz into an unpretentious eatery where locals and guests alike can dine on honest and innovative sharing plates in Spanish style. Inspired by the overflowing tables of traditional Tapas bars, Bar Veraz's dynamic and accessible menu encourages socialising and boasts a mixture of expertly executed large and small plates that pay tribute to Spanish and Mediterranean culinary traditions.
Located on the ground floor of the hotel diners are invited to enjoy Tassarolo's selection of tantalizing dishes within a variety of spaces, from the contemporary dining room to the intimate bar area or in an alfresco setting overlooking the neighbouring Santa Caterina Market. The menu features familiar flavours such as'Bravas Veraz'Crispy potatoes (5), house special Brava sauce and aioli and'PanCon Tomate' Tomato rubbed airy bread and olive oil (3.5) and'Red Tuna Tartare' Mediterranean red tuna marinated in piparra pepper sauce, Iberian lard and quail egg yolk (16) as well as signature sharing plates such as'Octopus Veraz'Octopus with De La Vera smoked paprika oil, preserved garlic, creamy celeriac puree, crispy fennel and asparagus salad (42) and'Dry Aged Rib-Eye' Rib-eye steak selected by the Santa Caterina Market butcher accompanied with chimichurri sauce, crispy potatoes and green market salad (65). For those with a sweet tooth, there is a delectable selection of desserts that includes'Fondant De Chocolate Negro' Guanaja chocolate 70% and gianduja ice cream (8) and'Summer Peaches' Almond foam and Amaretto (7).
The impressive all-day dining spot is centred around a captivating wood-panelled bar offering a stunning selection of regional and organic wines, craft beers and local vermouths
Already one of Barcelona's hottest social gathering spots, The Roof is located on the 10th floor of The Barcelona EDITION and offers unparalleled panoramic views over the city as well as a birds-eye view of Barcelonas Gothic Quarter and the district of El Born. The innovative menu of snack food, drinks and brunch specials, for residents and locals alike, can be enjoyed from this unique escape from the bustling city below all year round, The Roof remains open to guests and locals come rain or shine with the retractable glass walls providing a haven for guests from the elements, allowing The Barcelona EDITION to showcase one of the few year-round rooftops in the city.
The atmosphere, combined with the distinctive setting, is electric and inspired Tassarolo's desire to evoke personal memories of travelling through Asia with friends. The menu pays tribute to the street food traditions of Japan, China, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam whilst honouring the relaxed and contemporary vibe of the city's clandestine crowd who congregate there for lazy brunches and sun-kissed sundowners.
The Roof's all-day menu was designed to be enjoyed poolside whilst looking out across Barcelonas El Born neighbourhood, renowned as the city's creative hub in the famed Ciutat Vella district. El Borns style and energy vibrates throughout the hotel and has heavily influenced Tassarolos menu of Asian inspired dishes including moreish snacks such as an 'Iberian Pork Bao' Steamed bun with Iberian pork, pickled cucumber and Cantonese hoisin sauce with (7), Korean Fried ChickenFree-range chicken with kimchi (11) as well asRed Tuna Lettuce SsamKorean lettuce wrap with Mediterranean red tuna loin, avocado and gochujang spicy mayo (8). Brunch is available every Saturday and Sunday between 11am and 4pm and provides show-stopping crowd-pleasers such as the Kimchi Cheesesteak Brioche bread, sliced ribeye steak, homemade kimchi and Mao cheese (13) and theLychee Violet Ice Lolly(5) for warmer days. The delectable menu features a vast selection of local, national and international wines as well as expertly crafted cocktails.
Speaking about his appointment Tassarolo said:Im very excited to bring my passion for honest cooking and seasonal to Bar Veraz and The Roof. The new menus pay homage to traditional Catalan cuisine from a unique perspective based on my own personal and professional experiences in the Mediterranean and further afield. My menus have been carefully developed to encourage sociable and memorable culinary experiences that celebrate Catalonian culture. The dishes Ive created encompass El Borns unique creative energy and I wanted to showcase this through a curated variety of small dishes and sharing plates using some of the incredible ingredients that I have personally sourced from some of the worlds most talented producers and suppliers who trade at Santa Caterina Market.
Daily 7:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Breakfast 7:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Lunch 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Dinner 8:00 PM - Midnight
A La Carte Menu 11:30 AM Midnight
Seating: 68 dining seats/19 bar seats
Daily 8:00 AM - Midnight
A La Carte Menu 12:00 PM- 11:00 PM
Seating: 30 seats inside/70 terrace seats
The Barcelona EDITION is located on the edge of El Born District, in the heart of the city, beside the Barcelona Cathedral and right next to the Santa Caterina Market, steps away from main city beaches, Las Ramblas and main luxury shops as well as Gaud buildings on Passeig de Grcia. The hotel features 100 guest rooms, a signature restaurant, state of the art club and lounge, bespoke cocktail bar, rooftop bar, outdoor pool and fitness center.
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The Barcelona EDITION, Avinguda de Francesc Camb 14, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
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