Barcelona, a photo a day

Thursday’s Food for Thoughts, season 1, episode 2

It is the second episode of this new meme. Thanks to Louis La Vache in San Francisco for his contribution last week!
This is, I think, the Gran Casino de Barcelona’s restaurant. Lovely place!

Your turn now! Feel free to share any picture having anything to do with food, even remotely,en food for thoughts! Just click on the link below. You are all very welcome!

13 responses

  1. JM

    What a very nice place! I didn't know about this meme and it's cool! 🙂


    December 18, 2010 at 5:13 pm

  2. Thanks for hosting and for letting me know. It is fun-tastic!


    December 18, 2010 at 2:01 am

  3. Louis, sounds fantastic!


    December 17, 2010 at 4:04 pm

  4. «Louis» hasn't posted this, thus he is leaving the recipe in the comments rather than as a link. This is an appetizer he prepared as part of his final exam in the Culinary class he has been taking.

    Chive Pancakes with Gorgonzola and Bacon

    1 cup all-purpose flour
    1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    1 teaspoon kosher salt
    2 large eggs
    6 tablespoons milk
    4 tablespoons finely chopped chives
    2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for frying
    2 cups Gorgonzola dolce
    1 cup mascarpone
    10 slices bacon, cooked until crispy
    4 tablespoons finely chopped chives for garnish


    For the pancakes: In a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Make a well in the center of the flour and add the eggs, milk, chives, and the olive oil. Gradually combine the flour into the wet ingredients and stir until smooth.

    Coat a large sauté pan with olive oil and put over medium-high heat. When the pan is hot, drop the batter by teaspoonfuls into the pan. Cook until bubbles form on the top of the pancake, about 1 minute. Flip and cook on the other side. Remove the pancakes to a large plate and cool. Continue making pancakes until all the batter is used.

    For the topping:
    In a medium bowl, combine the Gorgonzola and mascarpone and put it into a pastry bag. Pipe the Gorgonzola mixture onto the pancakes. Top with shards of the crispy bacon and chives. Arrange on serving platters and serve.


    December 17, 2010 at 6:05 am

  5. Thanks for hosting this meme -it perfectly fits in my post of this week!
    BTW I never came further than Malaga, where I spent my honey moon:)


    December 16, 2010 at 9:25 pm

  6. VP

    A nice place and a very good idea for a theme…


    December 16, 2010 at 7:46 pm

  7. Hola Rob,
    Aquí tienes mi contribución con este magnífico pastel de chocolate de Oriol Balaguer.
    Hacía falta un meme como este, es una buena idea.
    Seguro que tendrá mucho éxito!!
    Acuerdate de cambiar la fecha, las entradas son las mismas de la semana anterior.


    December 16, 2010 at 4:59 pm

  8. I totally forgot, but I think I will link my post from Tuesday since it featured a great restaurant here in Tallahassee.


    December 16, 2010 at 3:26 pm

  9. Mazal tov, Rob and Mandy, a new meme you have created!


    December 16, 2010 at 3:22 pm

  10. Fun to join your “Food for thought” meme, Rob! You can see that I like turkey!


    December 16, 2010 at 12:25 pm

  11. Today the snow has started again, and in just 2 hours all green has turned white. So no dining outdoors today 😀


    December 16, 2010 at 10:15 am

  12. Charming restaurant!And this picture is fabulous, I loved the angle!


    December 16, 2010 at 9:13 am

  13. Very beautiful POV of this restaurant …
    Must be a wonderful dining experience !


    December 16, 2010 at 5:15 am