Barcelona over two days, Paul Dring ate in 21 tapas bars in the Catalan capital. This is his diary...Jamie Magazina - Paul Dring - Abril 2015
Day 1, evening, the Eixample district. First stop on my crash course in tapas, De Tapa Madre. This name, I learn from my Catalan friend Marta, is something of a pun, De Tapa Madre sounding, albeit loosely, like an Iberian term of abuse. I am hungry, for what will be the only time over the next three days, which gives me a chance to practise my limited Spanish – ¡Tengo hambre! – which means I am hungry.
Marta is impressed, I can tell. DTM is curiously empty, but then it is early – 8.30pm or so – and Catalans don’t go out to eat much before half nine. The food is good though, baby chorizo and artichoke fritters barely touch the sides before it’s time to move on.
Popular not only among locals, but tourists as well, De Tapa Madre has carved a niche for itself in Barcelona's dining scene.Aol Travel - Abril 2015
Popular not only among locals, but tourists as well, De Tapa Madre has carved a niche for itself in Barcelona's dining scene. Amidst the impressive range of Mediterranean and Spanish dishes, the tapas are what crowds flock to this restaurant for. British culinary expert, Jamie Oliver, ranks De Tapa Madre topmost on his list of favorite tapas restaurants in Barcelona.
An delectable list of wines, cavas, whiskys, cognac and rum are on offer, to accompany your dish. It's not just the food alone, but the ambience as well that makes this place welcoming. Along with an elegant wood-furnished interior, the restaurant has an adjoining patio, where you can dine under the shade of an umbrella as you watch the bustling street...