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JEFF KOEHLER

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August 15th, 2007

savor: Spain/ Barcelona

LA PALLERESA
Petrixol, 11
Barcelona
34/933.02.20.36

Churros con chocolate might be a madrinleños 6 a.m. nightcap after a long night out, but for many in Barcelona – me included – they’re a mid-morning or mid-afternoon indulgence. Churros are long, coiled deep-fried fritters, lightly crunchy and sprinkled with sugar, traditionally dipped into a cup of hot, thick drinking chocolate, and eaten with the fingers. La Palleresa – found along a lovely, slightly twisting street called Petritxol lined with interesting shops, galleries, and a couple of old cafés – is an old “granja,” creamery. That means they made their own nata (whipped cream) but bring in the churros hot and wrapped in butcher paper from a nearby churrería as needed. Order the chocolate topped with fresh whipped cream and its called a suizo. The best.
An option to a suizo: order a cup of chocolate and a side plate of nata (whipped cream) and do the mixing yourself.
After: walk down Petrixol to Plaça del Pi, the loveliest square in Barcelona.

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