Tapas in Barcelona: choose the right ones

Tapas, sometimes called pinchos, are small snacks that originated in Andalusia in the 19th century to accompany sherry.Stemming from a bartender’s practice of covering a glass with a saucer or...

20th Mar 2015
vermut

Locals in Barcelona: 10 things you should know before coming to our city

People are people everywhere all over the world, and we are all “same same, but different”. In here , the hotel Duquesa de Cardona “locals” want to advice you how...

13th Mar 2015
sofregit

Catalan gastronomic basics

In Catalunya, all kitchens have a terracotta or iron casserole, frying pans , a mortar and pestle to prepare “picades” and sauces , and a set of wooden spoons. The...

05th Mar 2015
catalan gastronomy and history

Catalan cuisine history

Catalan cuisine has Iberian, Greek, Roman and Arab roots. Actually Greeds and Romans introduced the Mediterranean trilogy ( bread, wine and oil ) and spices imported from the Indian Ocean....