Possibly the most important thing about Barcelona

Other than the fact, it is actually pronounced "Bathelona," the next most important thing is Menu del Dia - Menu of the day!

 We ate here twice. Everywhere was amazing, but this place excelled (except the paella which was a bit too salty)

We ate here twice. Everywhere was amazing, but this place excelled (except the paella which was a bit too salty)

This is a three course meal, served between 1pm-4pm. Almost every establishment does one and they cost between 10-15 euro per person, no more. There are three or four choices in each of the entree, main and dessert sections. It's all in Spanish, presumably so tourists don't go taking advantage of it. At first Karl and I would take everything on the first, second or third line... But after a few days we had learnt a few Spanish food words and were more educated in our guesses. The food was sensational.

 Matisse banging the table in between mouthfuls. Not to mention squealing, slobbering and other crazed behaviour.

Matisse banging the table in between mouthfuls. Not to mention squealing, slobbering and other crazed behaviour.

I could live in Bathelona every summer; sleeping until 10am, having a croissant and coffee for breakfast, dawdling the streets until Menu del Dia kicks in, retiring for a siesta, sunset and cups of tea on the terrace, some light tapas for dinner then rewind. Bliss. 

 Rib eye fillet, caramelised onions and peppers

Rib eye fillet, caramelised onions and peppers

 andalucian calamares - this tasted like gourmet spiced KFC cross with grilled calamares. I know saying KFC doesn't sound gourmet, but trust me. This was incredible. 

andalucian calamares - this tasted like gourmet spiced KFC cross with grilled calamares. I know saying KFC doesn't sound gourmet, but trust me. This was incredible.