A Barcelona food blog
Promoting myself is not a talent that comes naturally to me but it seems a good time to push my boundaries a little and ‘out myself’ with a little feature about some of my own work.
British food is much maligned yet as a nation we have a strong culture of adopting foreign flavours as our own, are very broad minded when it comes to trying new tastes and have a seemingly endless range of cakes and pastries which you see so little of in Barcelona. I thought it was about time that the best of British was available to the residents and visitors of this city.
Afternoon tea is one such example of a long standing food tradition that shows off that range of sweets and savouries and what better way to introduce it to Barcelona than with a private afternoon tea party?
Before delving into the goodies laid out enjoy a refreshing glass of Pimm’s or cold home made lemonade in the peaceful outdoor space.
Once you’re seated I’ll give a short introduction on what ‘s laid out in front of you (in Catalan and Spanish too of course if needed) and then there’s nothing left for you to do but sit back and enjoy a couple of hours indulging, possibly trying pastries you’ve not encountered before (or have desperately missed from home if you’re British) and washing it down with as much tea as you can put away, helped along with a few glasses of cava.
If you’ve still got some space I’ll even bring round the leftovers and will keep topping up those teapots with traditional black or earl grey tea, which you can enjoy with fresh (not UHT) milk and sugar cubes.
It’d be a shame not to enjoy the good times with my guests so I’m very happy to sit and have a chat when glasses and teacups are full.
All the items served are traditional British recipes, hand made and we even have real clotted cream! A very scarce resource in Barcelona.
Albion afternoon tea will probably stretch your stomach, if you can’t finish it all then I have paper bags at the ready for my guests to take their treats home, if not then any untouched items will be donated to Esperança, a Barcelona group making walks 3 times per week around Barcelona to give food and clothing to some of the city’s homeless. I firmly believe no food should ever make it into the dustbin when people are going hungry in the city.
The parties are currently held monthly (dates below) in a secret barri gotic location. For more information contact me:
Saturday 21st June
19th July 12th July
Saturday 13th Sept
Saturday 11th Oct
Saturday 8th Nov
Saturday 13th Dec