The restaurant business is hard, risky and unpredictable. Often those who survive have a good team consisting of great kitchen and wait staff or they have eaten, breathed, and slept the business for as long as they can remember. I’m not sure if Jordi Castellvi has suffered to that extent, but his family has been in this business for over half a century. All beginning when his grandfather began working with his father in the legendary Barcelona Restaurant Agut. After two years of running the Club Maritimo restaurant in town, young Jordi established a Mediterranean bistro that 24 years later still remains a favorite of the Gothic Quarter. In its century-old walls, or in the secluded underground cave reserved for groups of no more than 12 people, you can enjoy tempting Catalan classics like carpaccio of pork feet with foie gras vinaigrette, the black butifarra sausage lasagna, or the sautéed squid with a nice ink reduction. At the helm, the head chef Blanca Aurora.
Hours: Open Monday to Friday for lunch and dinner .
Closed Saturday and Sunday .
Price: 30-45 €
Photos : Sonia Zaghbani
Translation: Brett Piron