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Happy Birthday to me!!!

Special dressing: Hairspray (turn player on)

Today is my birthday and the kitchen is a forbiden area! We are off for new Gastronomic experiences to a Restaurant that has 1 michelin star: Drolma, the restaurant of the Hotel Majestic in Barcelona, with Fermí Puig as chef director. We were looking forward to having a good lunch in this restaurant for a long time now, and finally here we are! We have high expectations and sometimes this can be good and sometimes it can be bad.

Lunch was more than correct, but I wouldn’t say brilliant. The restaurant atmosphere was elegant and sober, quiet and calm. Tables were exquisitely set and the personnel was extremely nice. I asked for a mushroom rissoto (rice has a magnetism that I can’t ignore) and for a gilthead bream with fennel. I enjoyed both dishes but I couldn’t hear the bells!!! I’m really sorry about it…

Yesterday night we went for a party with some friends at the SpeakEasy Restaurant, also in Barcelona. This restaurant has less pretentions but the dinner we had there was absolutely fantastic!!! It’s a peculiar place to go, there’s no neons on the street announcing it, not a sign, nothing… just one of the most famous cocktails Bar in the city: Dry Martini… get inside the bar, head to the kitchen, follow a narrow passage to the back shop… and there you are, that’s the Restaurant! A bunch of tables surrounded by some cardboard boxes in a corner and shelves full of wines and cavas and champagne, it feels like you are in a clandestine place… and that’s the aim of the restaurant. It all started being a place to celebrate private meetings and events and finally opened to the public with the idea of keeping this clandestine atmosphere, like Chicago or New York’s hidden rooms during the 30′s when alcohol was forbidden during the dry law.

Will you sing along with me? HAPPY BIRTHDAY…
It’s been a great day full of kitchen accessories’ gifts, good laughs and the best company… My family! But since you have become part of my life too, I wanted to share this experience with you too… Thanks for being here!!!


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02/02/2008 · 19:49 h by Bellini Valli

Happy Birthday Nuria. It sounhds like you had the best of days surrounded by family and friends!

02/02/2008 · 20:11 h by Peter M

Happy Birthday, Nuria and as us Greeks say, Xponia Polla!

02/03/2008 · 1:56 h by ley


02/03/2008 · 4:20 h by Ben


Dear Núria, I hope you enjoy your birthday and eat a lot of the stuff you love and spend the day with people you love. We’ll be thinking of you on this side of the world.


02/03/2008 · 4:31 h by prettybaker

Happy Wonderful Birthday!!

02/03/2008 · 6:16 h by Emiline

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hope you had a great day!

02/03/2008 · 13:00 h by Núria


02/03/2008 · 18:24 h by Heather

Cumpleaños Feliz, Nuria!!

02/03/2008 · 20:38 h by Ivy

Happy Birthday Nuria. My best wishes for you.

02/04/2008 · 15:16 h by Núria

Thanks Heather!

Thanks so much for the link to the song Ivy!!!! I love it!

02/04/2008 · 17:33 h by JennDZ - The Leftover Queen

Happy Birthday Nuria! I am so sorry to have missed the big day! Hope you will take my belated well wishes!

02/05/2008 · 8:22 h by Núria

Thank you Jenn! Don’t worry about it… I am unable to go to all the blogs I want… lately, I don’t have time for anything… ups! I guess we all want to be everywhere and is just impossible.

02/05/2008 · 20:56 h by katiez

Happy belated birthday, Nuria!
We found an odd restaurant with no name in Barcelona – down a long hall, just a number on the door. I’ll have to dig out the info and send it to you..if I can find it!
Sounds like you had a wonderful day!

02/06/2008 · 8:22 h by Núria

Hey, Katie, I would love to know about it… if you find it, please let me know!!! Thanks! :D

02/07/2008 · 1:57 h by Cakelaw

Happy belated birthday Nuria!!!

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