It would be practically unthinkable for Girona's Barri Vell neighbourhood to not have at least one authentic vermouth bar, inspired by those of days gone by. A place where you can enjoy a relaxed time with friends while devouring tapas of marinated anchovies, stuffed olives, crisps topped with Espinaler sauce or a plate of cured meats and cheeses. And to drink, a quality beer or, even better, a good vermouth with the soda siphon ready at hand. The man behind this place is Jordi Gombau, who decided to bring the spirit of classic vermouth bars from Poblenou in Barcelona to the heart of Girona. As well as the classic cold tapas, at Can Gombau they also know how to cook up some great hot plates to seduce their clients with; we're talking generous portions of dishes like meatballs with onion and pepper, sausages in cognac and an excellent house omelette.