Joe, I see you're going to Abac next month. I have never seen any mention of that place on either board, but I had already decided long ago to dine there when we go in May.Plenty of good comments on it in various references on Google- an up and coming young chef. Also, at La Broche, the new high end Spanish restaurant in Miami,when I asked the chef for his choice in Barcelona he immediately said Abac. So I will be following you there.
The other place we're going that has never been mentioned on either board is Drolma.Supposed to be top drawer, a well-known chef in a new spot, all sorts of recommendations on Google.
And five other places too, to fill out the week, but unlike Abac and Drolma, they have all been commented on frequently.
Your trip is getting closer. Dont be so pessimistic about El Bulli- it will be great. Not just an adventure, but delicious,too!