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Big Kokka, non-stop nikkei supremacy

The tandem formed by the Peruvian chef Juan Otivo and Kyoko Li continues to draw smiles and satisfying sybarite palates. Despite his youth, he has worked in restaurants such Asiana Nextdoor, Tampu, Astrid and Gastón and Ceviche 103. Kyoto Li, on the other hand, was the right hand of Albert Adrià at Pakta for years. […]

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Xibarri: catalan dishes, cocktails and beautiful views

Xibarri (‘xivarri’ means clamour, raket in Catalan) is Good2b’s new favourite restaurant. Located in the Yurbban hotel, it serves traditional Catalan dishes made with first quality produce and little artifice. This instant classic is run by Carles Garriga, a young chef who decided to turn his hobby into his modus vivendi.   Whether you have […]

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New American Vintage Shop in Barcelona

American Vintage’s simplicity and sophistication has marked its steep rise to success over the past decade. The new store is smaller but includes the best of the brand’s elegant and flawless style That adventure that started with founder Mickaël Azoulay’s travels inspired t-shirts has become a global player. American Vintage is now opening a third […]

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Paradiso

Rooftop Smokehouse are restless. The latest invention of Buster Turnofski and his team –the absolute kings of pop ups- recently inaugurated a project consisting in gathering together creative projects from different background to cook in Paradiso, their first sedentary restaurant. Located in the Born, these experts in smoked food opened a sandwich bar with a short […]

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Pony Café

For many, September means end of summer, end of holidays, returning to work, dark circles under the eyes and routine… But September is always the beginning. It goes dark earlier, terraces get free of tourists and we return to the warmth of bars. Stepping inside the Pony Café is like entering a forest at night where […]

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Casa Lolea: tapas & sangria at Born

Sangría owes much to Lolea. For starters, the fact that one of the most summery and tropical national drinks is not associated to a super cheap tetra brik. Lolea comes in a cool packaging with red and white dots that has elevated this wine with fruits, to describe it in some way, to the gourmet […]

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La Foodieteca, feeling like home

A few days ago, thanks to Martini Spain, we were lucky enough to visit a lux hotspot in Barcelona, La Foodieteca. An intimate enclave a few meters away from the cathedral where gastronomy takes a new dimension with a more relaxed and personalized approach. There we enjoyed first hand a cooking show by renowned chef Max […]

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Pork

Gastronomy is on a roll. Luckily for many, the “modern” fever is now gone to make way to the return of certain products that were unjustly getting bad press. That was the case of pork, food of the gods –as long as it is Iberian pork, of course—, which seems to have returned to offer […]

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