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A weekend in Barcelona

RECIPE SUPPLIED BY PACO PÉREZ, ENOTECA BARCELONA. PHOTOGRAPH: MIKE ENGLISH. FOOD STYLING: LUCY O’REILLY. STYLING: MORAG FARQUHAR
SUCH A BEAUTIFUL HORIZON… A view of the city from Park Güell

Sexy, sunny and with a ringside view of the Med, Barcelona has a reputation for year-round fun. A mention of the Catalonian capital evokes fantastic architectural façades, sprawling pavement cafés and late-night cocktails. For many visitors – me included – the city’s main draw is its delectable and varied culinary scene.

A decade ago, Barcelona was moving beyond its foodie foundations of tapas and beer – still solid traditions today. But now the city is home to a generous dollop of 21st-century favours, too, from locally led insider foodie tours to superchef brothers Ferran and Albert Adrià’s elBarri, a playful mix of restaurants dishing up classic dishes and mind-boggling molecular gastronomy. I could hardly wait to dig in.

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