Planning a trip for this October to Barcelona + Basque Country. We can only budget for one blow-out meal. Assuming we can get reservations to Celler (we're flexible on date and time and can plan around it), should we go there or Sant Pau? Which one seems more special / where did you prefer the food itself, to say less of the atmosphere, etc.?
Sadly, the weeks we will be there exactly coincide with Akelarre's anual vacation. Based on things I've read here, I'm not super into Mugaritz for this trip (since we'll only have one big meal, I hesitate from so many people saying the dishes are so hit-or-miss) and the reviews of Arzak aren't that glowing. Open to Etxebarri or MB, too—Celler and Sant Pau just came off as more of a treat. Thoughts?