Navigating a Catalan Menu: Catalan Food Vocabulary & Tips

Bocata sandwiches and sparkling cava: a traditional Catalan breakfast

Forget everything you learned in your high school Spanish class. Here in Barcelona, it’s all about Catalan. Sure, many people regularly speak Castilian Spanish here in Barcelona. But pride in the local language runs deep in Catalonia, and making an effort to speak a little bit of Catalan will immediately make the locals smile. It […]

Where to Find the Best Crema Catalana in Barcelona

Caramelizing the sugar with a blowtorch on the best crema catalana in Barcelona.

Everyone’s heard of crème brûlée—but what if we told you the Catalans were making a version of the famous dessert centuries before the French dreamed up theirs? Crema catalana is a staple on dessert menus throughout Spain. But in its home region of Catalonia, the obsession for this tasty treat runs deep. It’s not just […]