41 Degrees, Barcelona, 3/28/14

imprinted napkins
imprinted napkins

Another of the Adria restaurants named for the parallel of latitude on which Barcelona is situated. It is located in the same building as Tickets, and even shares the bathroom facilities, but is the darker more intimate half. It does have video screens and moody music but they are more in the background instead of Tickets ‘in your face’ atmosphere. 41 is a tapas restaurant till midnight at which time it turns into a bar.

Since the menu spans huge territories of taste, we opted to go with their drink pairings which I often do not care for but these were just right and they were gracious enough to

Spring cocktail: infused pine flower
Spring cocktail: infused pine flower

pour a bit more if the original didn’t make it through the designated foods. Which brings up another difference with it’s building mate – the waitstaff seemed to be glad to be working here and brought that zest to the table with them. When they suggested the order and how to and what to eat in the various presentations it came off as fun rather than intrusive.
Tastes were full flavored and even with the number of courses, portions were well-chosen so you didn’t feel stuffed at the end. Several courses were excellent but more importantly didn’t get lost in the quest to deceive the diner’s eyes. I’d call this a good one to try if you find yourself in Barcelona.

Licorice cocoon, lime leaf and Indian cress
Licorice cocoon, lime leaf and Indian cress
Black sesame pearl: infused pear (just eat the white one in the middle)
Black sesame pearl: infused pear (just eat the white one in the middle)
Dewazakura “Dewa San San” Junmai (sake)
Dewazakura “Dewa San San” Junmai (sake)
Sea urchin millefeuille (slices)
Sea urchin millefeuille (slices)
Spicy corn tentacles
Spicy corn tentacles
Truffle surprise
Truffle surprise
Truffle causita
Truffle causita

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artichoke with caviar
artichoke with caviar
Parmsan andporcini
Parmesan and porcini
Forest floor pistachios and berries
Forest floor pistachios and berries
“Rubia Gallega” airbaguette
“Rubia Gallega” airbaguette
Calcot with romescu
Calcot with romescu

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Ikura raviolis
Ikura raviolis
Nordic toast
Nordic toast
other half of tray
other half of tray
Chicken and crayfish
Chicken and crayfish
Peas with octopus
Peas with octopus
Making the frozen ‘nitro bloody’
Making the frozen ‘nitro bloody’
Nitro bloody
Nitro bloody
Agave amber
Agave amber
Prawns “Aguachili”
Prawns “Aguachili”
Nigiri Nikkei
Nigiri Nikkei
Atahualpa 3.0
Atahualpa 3.0
ceviche norteno
ceviche norteno
Duck bagel
Duck bagel
French bite
French bite
Vietnamese roll of squid
Vietnamese roll of squid
dipping sauce
dipping sauce
Vietnamese tea
Vietnamese tea
Banhn mi cookie
Banhn mi cookie
Sweet potato
Sweet potato
redcurrant merengue
redcurrant merengue
Velours brun
Velours brun
Soy-temaki
Soy-temaki
Beetroot diamond
Beetroot diamond
Banana musubi/Chia lassi
Banana musubi/Chia lassi
Banana musubi
Banana musubi
Mango dried peach
Mango dried peach
Classic lemon pie cup cake
Classic lemon pie cup cake
Quico Rocher
Quico Rocher
“Cigar”
“Cigar”

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