Will be in Barcelona for the first time--arriving mid-December, staying for 5 days @ the Hotel Duquesa de Cardona.
A California friend who's a wonderful chef who was there in '03 suggested the following restaurants--would love to know if they're still there/still great (we love all kinds of great food--steer to local/authentic--less into foam, et. al.)
Alkimia, Calle Industria 79, 08025
Ciudad Condal, Rambla de Catalunya, 18, 08007
CalPep, Placa de las Olles, 8.
Abac, Carrer Rec 79-89, 08003.
Restaurante Botafumeiro, Gran de Gracia, 81, 08012.
In addition to getting your view on these five, would be eager to know if there are other restaurants that you'd rate more highly.
We're very excited about coming to this great food city. Many thanks!