I was going to wait and post my overall Barcelona trip report, but I couldn't wait to post my thoughts about Pakta.
From the moment you walked through the doors, you felt like a welcome guest. We were seated at what they call Table #5, which was at the "sushi counter". Here, we were able to not only watch the chefs prepare intricate dish after intricate dish, but interact with some of the most charming, humble and dedicated chefs I've ever encountered. The entire staff of Pakta is incredibly well trained and the meal flows like a symphony.
As has been written, they only offer two tasting menus. One with less courses than the other, but as they describe it, the amount of food in both tastings being the same. We opted for the smaller Fujiyama menu. When we asked what the difference was, we were shown the the other main course tastes and desserts that we'd be missing. We asked if we could have two of the other mains integrated into our menu, and like everything else at Pakta, it was no problem at all.
They explain dinner would be at least two hours, and ours lasted closer to three. Starting with a mini Kaiseki course, and weaving through incredible tastes, textures and beautiful dishes, we were in heaven. You can go on the website here:http://en.pakta.es/restaurant/fujiyam... to see the menu we had.
Not everything was unbelievable, but I have to say, I've been fortunate to eat in many places around the world, and Pakta stands out for both the food, and the journey you take while you're there. It's a wonderful place with a great vibe, and and incredible, dedicated staff. This so far, was my meal of the year!! Bravo!!! A picture of the Kaiseki course is here...wow!!
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