Cinc Sentits, Barcelona, 3/29/14

Cinc Sentits exterior
Cinc Sentits exterior

A tasting menu at a smaller, quiet place that has Barcelona foodies buzzing. As with many of the Barcelona restaurants they have particular ways to eat many of the courses, like here’s 3 things eat this one first, etc or eat this with your hands. I understand the chef has a plan in mind but I didn’t care for the intrusiveness on my dining experience. Otherwise this place is quite good. The flavors were assertive and the foie gras was a standout with it’s wonderful pastry underneath. The restaurant’s name is to indicate that the chef wants to appeal to all five senses and he did a nice job.

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(L to R) House marinated gordal olive with citrus and local herbs; Pa amb tomaquet (tomato bread variation) Bacalao crisp with fresh mato cheese, parsley and lemon House made cracker with romesco sauce
(L to R) House marinated gordal olive with citrus and local herbs;
Pa amb tomaquet (tomato bread variation) Bacalao crisp with fresh mato cheese, parsley and lemon
House made cracker with romesco sauce
Warm maple syrup, chilled cream, cava sabayon, and sea salt
Warm maple syrup, chilled cream, cava sabayon, and sea salt
Salsify with wild mushrooms and lemon
Salsify with wild mushrooms and lemon
Bread service
Bread service
Wine
Wine
Carrot with deep water shrimp and pickled mustard seeds
Carrot with deep water shrimp and pickled mustard seeds
Caramelized foie gras “coca” on pastry crust with chive arrop and leeks
Caramelized foie gras “coca” on pastry crust with chive arrop and leeks
Wild Mediterranean bonito with samfaina, black onion and smoked eggplant
Wild Mediterranean bonito with samfaina, black onion and smoked eggplant
Pyrenees beef cheek with carred onion, tomato, sajolida and potato
Pyrenees beef cheek with carred onion, tomato, sajolida and potato
Araiz Squab with red wine poached pear, forest fruits and croqueta
Araiz Squab with red wine poached pear, forest fruits and croqueta
(3 cheeses) Serra Del Tormo, Altejo, Petitot with quince, almond and carrot
(3 cheeses) Serra Del Tormo, Altejo, Petitot with quince, almond and carrot
towel that expands with hot water to wash your hands after the cheese
towel that expands with hot water to wash your hands after the cheese
Lemon with cake, cream, crumbs, ice cream and cava ice
Lemon with cake, cream, crumbs, ice cream and cava ice
Baked apple with caramelized white chocolate, quicos and crushed maria cookies
Baked apple with caramelized white chocolate, quicos and crushed maria cookies
“Temptacions”: chocolate, olive oil, and peasant bread, banana muffin, music, and blood orange marshmallow
“Temptacions”: chocolate, olive oil, and peasant bread, banana muffin, music, and blood orange marshmallow

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