Saturday, October 11, 2014

Gourmet Dining in Barcelona

Steam European Sea Bass  ( Lubina) with  Ginger and Soy sauce

There is a new web site called EatWith ( This is a new company which has been described as AirBnB for foodies. Basically people host people in their homes for a meal. People pay a fee and get to have a sit down dinner in a private home with a group of diners. For more details, click here.

I've recently attended several eat with events. My favorite is with Peter Chiu, click here to see his web site. The guests arrived around eight. We were an international group. Three young French women, a woman from Columbia, a Filipino woman with her Irish husband (living in Barcelona), Peter (the host and chef) and his partner Polina from the Ukraine. We started the evening with a Lychee Martini which was a combination of vodka, rum, lychee juice, and dash of Chinese Five Spice, and garnished with a lychee. The menu for the evening is listed below, eight courses followed by two desserts.

Tofu with Century Egg and Summer Ginger Pickle
Tiger Prawns Sashimi in Hot chili and Lime dressing.
Mussels in Dynamite Sauce
Vietnamese Spring Roll
Taiwanese Beef Noodle soup
Chicken with  Szechuan Pepper
Steam European Sea Bass  ( Lubina) with  Ginger and Soy sauce
Slow Cook Braised Pork Belly with Bak Choy .

Sago in Coconut Cream
Banana Fritters with Sesame seed and five Spice

The happy international diners

We all arrived around 8PM and didn't leave until around 1AM. It was one of the best dining experiences of my life. Next time you or friends are in Barcelona, don't miss a chance to dine with Peter.