My love for the Boqueria in Barcelona is so great that I had to come back and visit it one more time and get my fill of the goodness that they had to offer. My first stop was Bar Pinotxo. Easily one of the most popular stalls in the market. This 14 seater bar is almost legendary and what I love about it is that I have visited it 3 times and each time I come I see Señor Juanito Bayen who is alway present with a ready smile and a steady flow of yummy treats for his patrons. Read more here http://pinotxobar.com.
Nix and I started our day with a gorgeous garbanzo (chick pea) stew and we had to have some of my favourite razor clams which goes perfectly with the bubbly cava. I could have eaten more but I wanted to try another place in the market called El Quim de la Boqueria http://elquimdelaboqueria.cat I first spotted this stall on a previews visit and was intrigued by the way the do their egg dishes. I am an egg fan and I love egg done well. The menu is very large and confusing so I just looked around and went for my instincts. We started our 2nd meal with some fried peppers and then ordered the eggs with baby squid. It was delicious! I love how the egg became a golden coating over the fricasseed squid which was tangy due to the balsamic vinegar and then lightly salted. It was simple and really a dish to remember. We also ordered a second dish which was like an egg cocktail with dried tomatoes and herbs. I ordered it as it won an award and everyone was having it. I thought that it was so velvety rich and luxurious. I suggest you to order it as it was unusual yet yummy at the same time.
Nix and I wished we had another stomach because we truly wanted to eat more but we had no more room. We decided to haul our bodies to the Contemporary museum but sadly it was closed so we just wandered around and explored the area filled with many boutiques and stores. I love being on holiday as you can just enjoy the pleasures of doing nothing. It is the time for me when I get creative and begin thinking of what I will be doing next? Who knows where one will get their inspiration. It may just be lurking in one of the photos in this entry.