Can Ros is another reason to head to Barceloneta for a meal, with its set lunch menu for under €15 and the à la carte menu boasting a special section for rice dishes, where you'll find an outstanding rice with 'capipota' (calf’s head and foot) and prawns, and a melt-in-your-mouth rice with lobster. We ordered the black rice with cuttlefish and artichokes – artichokes are a good litmus test. To whet our appetite we ordered squid croquettes with alioli (garlic mayonnaise), which arrived fried to perfection, resting on a lovely cushion of alioli and tomato sauce. Simplicity, just what we were after.
The black rice is fantastic. Tasty and intense, yet the ink isn't overpowering, and grains of rice that you can count like coins, one by one. This is a perfect black rice, nothing like that stuff you may have been unfortunate to come across that might as well be used to fill holes in walls. We pair the meal based on squid and alioli with a good Penedès white wine. And to finish off, a tiramisu with candied nuts.
|Venue name:||Can Ros (2)|
Almirall Aixada, 7
|Opening hours:||Mon closed; Tue-Sun 1pm-4pm; 8pm-11pm|
|Transport:||Barceloneta (M: L4)|