Wednesday, July 27, 2016

OOTN: Catalan Food - July 23, 2016

Hey everyone! I know it's been awhile since I last blogged. Summer has been very busy for me, but I have been taking lots of pictures of what I've been doing and plan to post about it soon. On July 23, my family went out to the Lower East Side of Manhattan for some Catalan food (oh how I miss Barcelona :( ). I took some outfit of the day and food pictures to share with you all.

My outfit is a Brandy Melville dress that I bought two years ago and recently found in the bottom of my closet. If you have been reading this blog for awhile, I was wearing this dress in a post I did in 2014 ( here ).

For my makeup, I used purple eyeliner and lined my upper eyelid. I didn't use any foundation that day because I wanted my skin to clear up a bit. I am wearing a Kate Spade bracelet and a hair tie (I always have one on my wrist).

Catalan Food
For dinner, we went to a restaurant called 'Boqueria'. There are three locations of this restaurant in the city and it has authentic Spanish-Catalan cuisine. This restaurant serves the food as tapas which means are small servings that are shared family-style.

Patatas Bravas - Potatoes in a sauce

I am not sure of the catalan name for this food, but it is cooked dates stuffed with blue cheese, wrapped in bacon, and is in a sauce.

Pan con tomate (bread with tomato). This is my favorite Catalan food to eat. When I was in Spain, I ate this food almost every day. It is very simple to make. It is a french baguette with tomato rubbed onto it with salt and oil.

Tortilla Españoles - The word tortilla means different things depending on what spanish speaking country you go to. In Spain, a tortilla is a food made out of eggs and potatoes. Another commonly used word to describe this food is fritata.

                                                         Cooked Shrimp in a sauce.

                                                                Octopus with salad

Crema de Catalana - This dessert is very common in Barcelona and translates to 'Catalan Cream". I love this dessert because it's solely cream, but shown below it has cooked sugar on it.

Churros con Chocolate - Churros with Chocolate

I have been missing Barcelona so much, and this restaurant made me so happy. If you ever find yourself in Manhattan and want to try authentic Catalan food, I recommend 'Boqueria'.

                                                           Christina Madeleine


1 comment

  1. Nice post! I miss Barcelona too even though I was only there for 4 days, glad to see you're back blogging.



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