Barcelona: Moments


My dinner at Moments is by far one of the best meals that I’ve had.
Located in the luxurious Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Barcelona, Moments may seem a little intimidating at first with its exclusive decorations of Patricia Urquiola. The luxe gold leaf and gauzy drapes exude a sense of seriousness, but the pleasant yet professional staffs helped create a relaxing atmosphere for the enjoyment of one of the finest gastronomic experiences offered.
Conceptualized by multi-starred chef Carme Ruscalleda and run by her rising star son chef Raül Balam, Moments presents neo-traditional modern Catalan cuisine that is creative, fresh and healthy. Everyday, the team searches for the finest seasonal ingredients to create new menus and because of their quality products and exceptional culinary techniques, the menu at moments also includes the outstanding offer of “VGA” dishes (with Anti-aging Gastronomic Value) that was created in conjunction Dr. Manuel Sánchez, head of the Antiaging Unit at Clínica Planas, and designed to restore the inner balance of the body and slow down the aging process.
There is an a la carte menu and a tasting menu. But I would definitely recommend you to get the tasting menu to experience the incomparable and brilliant cooking of chef Raül Balam that is pure, delicate and extremely precise and taste dishes that are so eclectic, yet inspiring and exploding with flavor. Every dish was carefully executed and visually attraction that it spurred a sense of excitement in all of us with each dish on.
The Appetizers of the Month
From front to back: Pig’s snout and cabbage; Candied and spicy plum snacks; Octopus dice with peppers vinaigrette
“Torita” with marinated fish an fine spicy herbs
Rice and wild boar croquette with “julivertada” 
Sliced Lobster “tiger’s milk” foamed and vegetables
Ecological Eggplant dashi broth and pistachios
Prawns black garlic, pumping and “espigalls” *VGA
Monkfish on stew, artichokes and “calcots”
Chicken Cannelloni with mushrooms
Deer Steak pear, apple and almonds *VGA
The Cheese of the Month – a selection of five cheese with sweet contrast
Oriental Citric bergamot orange, coconut and ginger
Chocolate Passion chocolate, coffee and passion *VGA
Petit Four 
Just look at the attention to details and the steps taken to make everything so elaborate yet refined, gorgeous and just perfect. At 135€, it is definitely worth every penny and cent. What more could I say?
Passeig de Gràcia, 38-40
08007 Barcelona, Spain
Tel: +34 93 151 87 81
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