Barcelona 2014 - Lunch at Le Quinze Nits
Placa Reial is one of the most prime locations in Barcelona. Most of the F&B venues here are of the premium variety - so expect to pay top dollars. However, there is one restaurant here with reasonable prices and generally good reviews - Le Quinze Nits. The name translates as "15 Nights" - not sure whether it refers to the long wait that precedes getting a table as mentioned by most reviewers. This restaurant has a no-booking policy, and I was quite lucky to get in for lunch without waiting - though the restaurant fills up very quickly.
The set lunch menu is 19.90 Euros for 3 courses - quite reasonable, so that was what I ordered. Appetized was a Caesar Salad. It was quite nice with slices of poached chicken and a generous serving of mixed greens. The dressing was nicely balanced.
The main was a Pan Seared Tuna with Pumpkin Puree. The tuna was very fresh and tasty - with a gingery pan sauce topped with deep-fried julienne ginger. The pumpkin puree helped to round out the dish.
Dessert was Crema Cremada - the Catalan version of Creme Brulee. It was not so memorable.
Le Quinze Nits is part of a chain of popular restaurants in Barcelona serving good food at reasonable prices. You can also check-out their other restaurants - La Fonda, Flamant, Balthazar, La Polpa and Miu dotted around the city.