It's already time for the fifth edition of Tast a La Rambla, the culinary festival that takes place along the bottom part of La Rambla, this time from Thursday June 7 to Sunday June 10. The fair includes the participation of 50 restaurants, spread out over different zones: signature cuisine, traditional cuisine, tapas and small dishes, and desserts. The event is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to try top dishes from many great Barcelona chefs and restaurants at the affordable price of €4 each.
And the offering is no joke, as you'll even get to sample cuisine from restaurants with Michelin stars: Nectari is putting on a cold canelón stuffed with teriyaki-marinated salmon, guacamole and spirulina emulsion; Xerta, which is normally all about seafood, is doing a poultry dish, with rice and duck from the Delta; and the gang at Dos Palillos offer up their version of 'chirashizushi', or freestyle sushi. But here those shiny stars aren't as important as the fact that big-name chefs in Barcelona are putting all their talent into a single plate and giving it their best shot. And that's what La Rambla is full of: the poached egg with prawn fricassée, creamy pumpkin and Espelette pepper from A Restaurant, and the home-made meatballs with parmentier and sautéed veg from Pepa Tomate will have you drooling in the street.
The big new addition this year is an area dedicated to Asian street food, with restaurants like Bao Bar, Casa Xica, Nomo, and Kao Dim Sum representing, among others. Besides offering scrumptious food, there will also be a multipurpose stage next to the food zone that hosts a variety of activities for all, including workshops, live cooking shows, and much more.