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August 15th, 2007

savor: Spain/ Barcelona

Tamarit, 104

A new bar del barrio in the Poble Sec neighborhood. Come for a beer and a pate of anchovies or a meal’s worth of finely crafted tapas. Favorites include La pulga de Inopia, a small piece of toasted bread topped with salt cod, tomato comfit, and olivada; bravas con salsa mixta, their version of patatas bravas, with a smoky, deep tomato flavor to the sauce; ventresco de atun con mojo picon, a silky piece of seared tuna belly with a pool of tangy sauce. Comfortable and, without trying to be, very stylish. Perhaps the perfect tapas bar. One of the owners is Albert Adrià, the pastry chef of El Bulli and brother of Ferran.
If you want a stool: go not long after they open at 7:00 p.m.
Beer: Moritz draft.
Ask for: “pipes” de conejo, meaty, individually cut ribs of large rabbits, fried, and eaten with the fingers, dipping them in a smooth garlic mayonnaise.
Nearby: Casa Lucio, to make an evening of drinks and tapas.
Perhaps learning on the bar beside you: Ferran Adrià.

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