The World's Best Food Cities: Barcelona

F&W tapped local experts in five of the world's great food cities—Tokyo, Sydney, New York, Barcelona and Paris—to find the essential rest...
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Comerç 24

2001 This restaurant didn’t just pioneer industrial-chic decor in Barcelona, it also introduced the city to deconstructed tapas, synthesizing El Bulli-style ideas into classic small plates. Chef Carles Abellan worked with El Bulli’s Ferran Adrià for 15 years; now he’s a superstar chef on his own, with several restaurants, including the more casual Tapaç 24. But this place still feels fresh, and everyone still talks about the house-made potato chips with olive foam—a reinvented tortilla de patatas. Abellan’s signature “kinder egg”—a shell filled with soft-cooked egg, truffles and potato foam—is as famous in Spain as any dish by Ferran.

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