Jose Andres offers a guide to his favorite Barcelona restaurants at the 2011 Food & Wine Classic in Aspen.Jose Andres offers a guide to his favorite Barcelona restaurants at the 2011 Food & Wine Classic in Aspen.
I grew up in Barcelona. Barcelona is very much so close to my heart. You wake up at 7 AM. And you go to the beautiful [FOREIGN] market in [FOREIGN]. And there you are going to find [INAUDIBLE]. These unbelievable men with the biggest smile and a beautiful bow tie that makes the best coffee. With milk, where he separates the coffee and the milk, it's already like magic. You're gonna get a coffee, you're gonna order a glass of Cabot, a beautiful [UNKNOWN] and sparkly wine. And then, you're gonna tell Juanito, Juanito, I want you to do a festival. Whatever Jose likes is what I wanna eat. You don't need to think about anything else. You're gonna be eating Tripe, you're gonna be eating beautiful faffa beans that they do something with Romesco. You're gonna be eating pigs feet, you're gonna be eating some tiny baby [UNKNOWN] that they grill dish after dish. This is only seven a.m. people. Then what do you do next, you start thinking about lunch Lunch, you're right for 12 o'clock. And you're gonna go for tapas in the right way, and you're gonna to go to a place called Quimet and Quimet, next to El Paralelo, one of all of the most beautiful streets in Barcelona. Quimet and Quimet is a place that is so small, only 30 people fit inside And there you're gonna find Kim, the owner and his sister and you're gonna tell him, Kim, I wanna eat what Jose eats. Simple. And he's gonna bring you cans, clams, mussels. You're gonna have a red vermouth with some soda. That's the ultimate Tapas experience. From there, you're gonna say, see I'm hungry what I do next, you go to a fair restaurant, very close by, walking distance, it's a traditional catalan restaurant called Cali Sedre and Sedre is the owner, and his daughter Nurya as the chef. I grew up cooking with Nurya in the same culinary school. You're gonna tell them I wanna eat what Jose eats. Simple, I don't have to tell you anything else. And there what you're gonna eat is, everyone talks about Catiline cooking being like [UNKNOWN] well, we are very good at [UNKNOWN], because we are very good in traditional. And [UNKNOWN] is total traditional So, you're gonna finish there and you're gonna say, oh man, it's five o'clock, and I'm already hungry. Where I'm gonna be going for my pre-dinner. For pre-dinner you're gonna go as a walking distance to a restaurant called [UNKNOWN]. It's a restaurant that they only have, only the best seafood in the world! And you're gonna go to the restaurant and you're gonna be asking for oysters. The best, biggest, most unbelievable oysters in the history of mankind. And you're gonna order an [UNKNOWN] from [UNKNOWN]. And you're gonna have six oysters with [UNKNOWN]. You got it? And then you'll say huh, but now I'm really hungry. Where do I go for dinner? Well, here we have a problem, because for dinner I send it to you Tickets. Everyone is talking about Tickets, but there are talking for a reason. Tickets is a restaurant of my best friend, Alberto Dread, the brother of Farron Dread, and it's a very humble place, with the best of tradition, the best of ingredients, and the best of [UNKNOWN] And you're gonna try to get in, if they even let you in, you're gonna play my name. But never tell them I told you. You're gonna tell them I'm a [UNKNOWN] and we used to go out together. Something like that. Maybe you're lucky. And maybe they open you the doors to this fascinating world. And in Tickets, you will have a heck of a good time. I'm not gonna tell you what to eat, because you're gonna order only the entire menu. Well, it's 12 o'clock, you're tired, five meals, I think by now you're supposed to be going to bed my people. But that will be the most fascinating day in the history of your life, I promise.