Last Thursday, November 28th, El Nacional Barcelona shone like never before with its traditional switch-on of its Christmas lights that mark the beginning of the solidarity campaign promoted by the gastronomic multi-space of the city, and that will continue until January 6th.
More than half a million LEDs lit up to the music of the Barcelona English Choir. More than 80 singers surprised the customers of El Nacional Barcelona in this solidarity event for the SJD Barcelona Children’s Hospital.
If you want to relive this magical night, don’t miss the following video.
Once again, the arrival of the Christmas season marks the beginning of the solidary campaign promoted by El Nacional. The funds raised go to the SJD Barcelona Children´s Hospital, a pediatric centre of international recognition and visited by patients from all over the world, and in which each year more than 245,000 consultations, 117,000 emergencies, 18,000 hospitalisations, 19,000 treatments of outpatients, and where more than 3,300 babies are born. In addition, it treats 12,000 patients with rare diseases, and therefore, the objective of the campaign is to collaborate economically to promote the investigation of these diseases that affect children and, in this way, can help achieve their great objective of increasing the number of clinical trials, treatments and scientific knowledge.
DON’T MISS OUR SWITCH ON OF THE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS
The start of the Christmas season will be celebrated next Thursday, November 28th at 9:00 p.m.
This year’s Christmas lighting takes place on Thursday, November 28th at 9:00 p.m. It will be the researchers and doctors representing the hospital themselves who will turn on the more than 500,000 LEDs in a lively event dedicated to the solidary campaign.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE?
From Thursday, November 28th until January 6th, El Nacional customers will be able to collaborate with the initiative by donating € 1 when paying their bill. An additional € 10,000 will be donated privately to this collection by El Nacional.
In the last edition of 2018-2019, we raised € 27,102 for the SJD Barcelona Children’s Hospital, and we hope to exceed that amount for this new campaign.
Once again, the arrival of the Christmas season marks the beginning of the solidarity campaign promoted by El Nacional. The funds raised go to the SJB Barcelona Children´s Hospital, a pediatric centre of international recognition and visited by patients from all over the world, and in which each year more than 245,000 consultations, 117,000 emergencies, 18,000 hospitalizations, 19,000 treatments of outpatients, and where more than 3,300 babies are born. In addition, it treats 12,000 patients with rare diseases, and therefore, the objective of the campaign is to collaborate economically to promote the investigation of these diseases that affect children and, in this way, can help achieve their great objective of increasing the number of clinical trials, treatments and scientific knowledge.
At El Nacional Barcelona we are aware of the environmental problems of our times, so we carry out a series of actions to preserve the responsible consumption and sustainable development of our business.
Focused on continuous improvement, we aim to ensure that our clients’ experiences are, in addition to unforgettable, enriching and beneficial for their lives and for society as a whole. We are convinced that together we can achieve more, which is why we want to publicize everything that we have implemented:
Energy consumption from renewable sources.
All the electrical energy we consume in El Nacional is generated in power plants that do not emit CO2 or nuclear waste during its production.
Sustainable and local consumption.
Promoting healthy and local consumption is a priority. Most of the products used to prepare our seasonal recipes come from local producers.
Consuming seasonal and local products not only affects our health, but also promotes sustainability and preserves the rural environment.
Use of organic cleaning products and office paper with the label (EU Ecolabel).
The office paper that we use in El Nacional Barcelona has the EU Ecolabel label (a recognition granted by the European Union to products and services that are environmentally friendly), and a large part of the cleaning products we use are organic.
The European Ecolabel guarantees that the product has a reduced impact on the environment throughout its life cycle, from manufacturing to disposal.
Low consumption LED lighting.
Much of the lighting of El Nacional is low consumption LED, which is a type of lighting that helps take care of the environment.
We are concerned about the future of the environment.
At El Nacional Barcelona we take care of the present to protect the future. We work daily to continue expanding our firm social and environmental commitment to the implementation of new measures.
Black rice, vegetable rice, mixed paella, fideuá … a wide variety of delicious options. Which one do we start with?
Tapas to share
In our restaurant La Taperia, one of the busiest areas of El Nacional Barcelona, our rice dishes are served in a way to be shared:
– Seafood rice.
– Black rice with fish and seafood.
– Vegetable rice.
– Mixed paella.
All the hot dishes of the menu are served “a la malagueña”, where the staff go around the room calling out the names of the dishes and serving the customers who raise their hands. It’s a show to be experienced!
For those who prefer pasta, in La Taperia you can try the fideuá and the fideuá negra, both served with aioli on the side, so that diners can add the amount they wish.
Seafood paella, rice and fideuá dishes in La Llotja de El Nacional
The delicious dishes that are on the menu of our restaurant that specializes in fish are a must try. Served in the classic style, La Llotja customers, in addition to a wide variety of fish, can also try:
– Fish and seafood paella.
– Black rice with fish and seafood.
– Fideuá served with aioli.
Come and try our dishes full of Mediterranean flavour. We look forward to welcoming you to El Nacional Barcelona from Monday to Sunday from 12pm to 2am!
Some meats require an ageing time in order to be able to eat them in optimum conditions. In recent years, a new trend has appeared that is turning this ageing of beef into maturation, over-maturation and even extreme maturation, which has generated a debate, but with an agreement amongst gourmets and connoisseurs: ageing gives the meat more flavour and texture, it provides nuances; it can be compared to the aged meat of Iberian acorn-fed hams.
When any beef animal is slaughtered, the meat needs a time for the rigor mortis to relax, which in the case of cows and oxen is at least 15 or 20 days. If the meat is eaten before this, it will be tough and leathery and a great deal of liquid will be released, because it will not have lost this during the ageing process.
Strict oyster enthusiasts argue that the only way to really appreciate the taste of the sea is to enjoy them without any condiments. Nonetheless, many guests prefer to enjoy this precious bivalve mollusc with a dash of something.
As every Christmas, El Nacional starts out a fundraising campaign in favour of a goodwill cause. This year the money collected will support one of the most important pediatric centres of Europe: the Sant Joan de Déu Barcelona Children’s Hospital. The objective of this campaign is to fund the childhood health investigation and research that this centre carries out.
The challenge is to overcome the almost 9,000€ raised last year with the Red Cross. To do it, from the 22nd of novembre and until the 6th of January, clients will be able to collaborate with 1 solidarity euro in their bills. Donations will be done at the following spaces: La Llotja, La Braseria, La Parada, La Taperia and the Oystrer Bar. El Nacional by its own, will add 10,000€ to this initiative.
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.
In El Nacionalwe 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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