De lo mejor que se cuece en Barcelona
Summer is finally here and with the arrival of the heat ice-creams are back at El Nacional. But this year we have new flavours and more variety, come and taste them in Paseo de Gracia of Barcelona.
The ice-cream shop of El Nacional opens from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m. A proposal with a privileged location: El Quiosc, a singular structure composed by two ancient balconies from La Coruña, united each other, that welcome visitors at El Nacional entrance.
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In El Nacional we prepare the Caesar salad in a particular way, since we marinate the chicken fillets in oil, so they don’t get dry and we serve it in buds. One of the secrets of this salad is the lettuce being very crispy, so iceberg or oak leaves must be avoided. The sauce of the salad is prepared with mayonnaise, lemon juice and anchovy fillets, and we add the classic croutons -that have been dried in the oven-, the grated Parmesan and the nuts.
An exclusive recipe that you can find in La Parada, one of our culinary spaces.
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El Nacional incorporates the seafood platter into La Taperia’s menu, the perfect place to eat some tapas in Barcelona.
Come with your family and friends and enjoy a good seafood platter made with fresh and quality products in a casual, relaxed and pleasant environment.
Do you know that the months containing “r”, from September to April are the best for eating shellfish?
During the summer months, from May to August, many of the species considered as shellfish are in their reproductive period; the females spawn and lose weight, their flesh becomes soft and loses flavour and texture, and the quality drops.
Few places can boast of having an Oyster Bar like the one in El Nacional Barcelona. An elegant circular space located in Paseo de Gracia. You can find the best professionals and enjoy the best specialties: oysters and clams, open at the moment. A spectacular showcooking that is performed in front of you. One of the most amazing dining experiences in Barcelona.
To meet the demands of many customers who do not drink alcohol, but who do not want to give up on a good cocktail or being in company of those who do like to drink it, there is a specific heading on the menu, conceived for them: the so-called mocktails. The San Francisco is the most well-known, prepared using the juices of orange, lemon, pineapple and peach, but there is also a complete new generation of alcohol-free cocktails that you can try at Cocktail Bar of El Nacional Barcelona.
La Parada, one of the culinary spaces that are part of El Nacional Barcelona, has extended its menu, divided into five large sections: cured meats and hors d’oeuvres, pasta, handmade flatbreads, fine-dough flatbreads and gourmanderías (crepes and cakes).
El Nacional starts up the campaign “1 euro, 1 afternoon snack, 1 kg of food” with Red Cross to improve the nutrition of children in vulnerable situations. This solidary action will be active during the Christmas period and will directly impact approximately 1,600 children served by the humanitarian institution.
According to the Catalan Institute of Statistics (Idescat), in 2016 the 23% of households with Catalan children were at risk of poverty and did not have their basic requirements guaranteed, such as a healthy and balanced diet, education or leisure.
For this reason, El Nacional, aware of the value that it can offer as a benchmark in the restaurant sector, has signed a collaboration agreement with the Red Cross to guarantee a suitable and healthy diet for children in vulnerable situations. It is expected that about 1,600 boys and girls who are served in the 55 centers of the humanitarian institution will benefit from this alliance.
Xabier Otondo, director of Ocio Gastronómico; the president of the Red Cross in Catalonia, Antoni Aguilera and Gerard Subirats, president of Ocio Gastronómico
Next Thursday 23rd at 8pm we will celebrate the opening of the Christmas season
Very soon Barcelona will celebrate its Christmas light switch-on. It will begin the 23rd of November at La Rambla (Drassanes), where the city council will host an act in honour of the victims of the attack of August 17th.
Same Thursday, El Nacional will also welcome Christmas with a spectacular music and light switch-on show that will take place at 8pm. The centennial space will be decorated with ornaments inspired in a world of magic and fantasy.
The work done will be tangible among the passage that links El Nacional with Paseo de Gracia as in the interior of the restaurant, with more than 3.000m2.
Custumers will be able to enjoy a Christmas light switch-on with more than 450.000 leds that will be shining until the first week of January.
Can any beef meat be subjected to these processes?
The answer is no, not all meat can be subjected to a long ageing process without losing properties and becoming inedible. It is a process to which only old cow and ox animals, carefully reared and fed, can be subjected. Are we clear what they are? Veal meat comes from young animals, up to a year old, of either sex. Here experts warn that at this age veal from heifers is better, although this is not normally indicated when we buy it.