November 21st, 2012 | Posted by The Booyah Cook in Travel - (0 Comments)

It was a quick work trip and I don’t know Barcelona so well. It could have been really nice but it wasn’t. Like the counter staff were very nice but kept talking for ages before recognizing you were there. Or one of the bar staff was an utter dickhead – I dunno if he though he was being funny or what telling me what I really wanted was a Cosmopolitan (?! PLEASE?!) Later a younger girl went back to the bar saying it was too alcoholic could they water it down for her, they were laughing about her behind her back in front of me. Not cool.

On the other hand, the restaurant staff within the hotel were outstanding and the service was great. I had a great fish and rice soup and then here is my dessert. It is a melon soup with melon sorbet and mint. It was really delicious. However it does look like a knob coming out of a bowl of whatever…

This cake shop is meant to be one of the best in Barcelona. I don’t know if I would say that. This was like a victoria sponge inside and all a bit dry.

So, better luck next time hey Barcelona?


September 1st, 2012 | Posted by The Booyah Cook in Restaurant | Travel - (0 Comments)

Okay already there have been loads of pictures from Madrid I know. So – here are our “make friends with the locals pics” for your personal attention.

Here is Anthony at the German bar where all the Spanish waitresses were wearing dirndls. They didn’t even do tapas. Just pretzels and sausages.

A bit like hanging out with Hobart really.

Oh God. Looking at that bull and thinking about blood I just realised I forgot completely about one last restaurant in Madrid called El Buey.

Okay so El Buey means “The Ox”. Which I think sums the whole place up pretty well.

The tan ceramic plate in front of me was so hot from the oven you could cook the think slices of steak on it. You order the meat for your table by weight – 750g is apparently right for two people. Look at it. It was  both fun and delicious. Again, apologies to all vegetarians out there. Unfortunately we did not burn ourselves so you cannot take pleasure in knowing there was pain and retribution for eating animals.

This was pretty booyah.

El Buey Calle Gral. Díaz Porlier
Calle General Diaz Porlier, 9
28001 Madrid
Teléfono de reservas: 91 575 80 66 – 91 575 31 28