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TimeOut Barcelona’s Best Restaurant List 2009

13 Nov

            xtra_410        This week TimeOut Barcelona announced the winners of their 2009 culinary awards at Luz de Gas, with seven categories  and eight judges TimeOut managed to find seven the most distinctive restaurants in the city.

Anyone who has been to Barcelona- understands how eating here can be like an Olympic sport, with hundreds of restaurants to choose from, finding the “right”  place can leave you feeling a bit stressed. This list will help you out if you coming to the city on holiday,or simply looking for a place to impress a date.

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Here are the 2009 Winners of the PREMIS GASTRONOMICS, a list compiled by TimeOut and judged by 8 of the most prestigious names in the Catalan culinary world. For more information on the winners please click here

 

BEST TRADITIONAL CUISINE: Freixa Tradition 
BEST INTERNATIONAL CUISINE :  Koy Shunka
BEST MENU:   La Mar Salada
BEST WINE LIST: CalXim                                                                     

CRITIC’S PICK: Bar Velodromo                                                                              SPECIAL JURY PRIZE:  Dos Cielos ** pulso_pick

 For a complete list of the Winners and Runner-ups click on the TimeOut Logo

 

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The “ME” Hotel in Barcelona’s 22@ district

19 Sep

chairstowelpool ladder Photos by_David Naveira

A tower of glass and steel becomes a beacon of style in the up & coming neighborhood called 22@

Located on Diagonal the ME- Barcelona opened earlier this year, bringing effortless sophistication to an area heavy with  development.  Part of the Sol Melia group, the company has  opened only  four ME properties within the last 2 years (*Barcelona/Madrid/Cabo/Cancun) . Tailored for the young urban professional; the hotel is the perfect place to get away with a weekend with friends or for a romantic weekend.

The hotel boast an impressive Spa, Gym and most importantly a pool scene that rivals anything in Barcelona. High above the city you can enjoy the pool deck which also houses the lounge/club aptly named “ANGELS& KINGS” owned by rocker Pete Wentz , of the band Fall Out Boy.

angels The club brings a touch of  Rock & Roll edge to the hotel  by dressing up the space with embossed black latex wallpaper, louis XIV chairs,  red velvet drapes, and walls littered with mug shots of rock and roll royalty.  Unisex bathrooms are the norm and come equiped with chalkboard walls to help you pass the time -writing or drawing while you wait in line.

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Take the elevator up to the 25th floor and you will be rewarded by the heavenly DOS CIELOS restaurant.  This restaurant,  has not only  managed to grab the attention of the culinary elite, but was also featured in Conde Nast Travelers 2009 HOT LIST.

Head chefs Javier and Sergio Torres ignite the palate with innovative dishes and a selection of drinks and deserts as eclectic as the city of Barcelona.

After dinner,  chill out on the patio where  with lush electronica plays softly, as the waiters keep the mojitos flowing on the moonlit terrace overlooking the mediterranean.

 In an area filled with highrise 5 star hotels the ME shines brighter than any other hotel in the area due to the stunning design and unique details.

For more information on the  ME Barcelona click below:

http://www.me-barcelona.com