Pakta, Barcelona, 3/29/14

Pakta exterior
Pakta exterior

Another of Albert Adria’s Barcelona restaurants, a combination of Spanish, Japanese and Peruvian chefs to produce a Peruvian cuisine with a Japanese twist. It sounded strange to me but they make it work. There were some really good flavor combinations on the main menu but the dessert portion fell short with only the sweet potato donuts leaving you wanting more. The red

bar set up
bar set up

mullet was also a disappointment as it was over cooked. We sat at the bar so had a nice view of the action but the staff didn’t seem to want to interact much with the counter customers, which is a fun part of being there.  So overall, it was worth going to but has some areas to improve.

menu
menu
wine
wine
From bottom left clockwise: Toro with spicy gel; Baby scallop with chalaca sauce; Avocado tofu with yuzu and wasabi; Peas with ocra and olluco; Corn Tuile
From bottom left clockwise: Toro with spicy gel; Baby scallop with chalaca sauce; Avocado tofu with yuzu and wasabi; Peas with ocra and olluco; Corn Tuile
Gomadofu (tofu)
Gomadofu (tofu)
Chilcano (fried tofu with vegetables)
Chilcano (fried tofu with vegetables)
The Nigiris: (R to L) Tuna nigiri with fresh wasabi; Anchovy nigiri with smoked “aji Amarillo”; Salmon nigiri with aburi
The Nigiris: (R to L) Tuna nigiri with fresh wasabi; Anchovy nigiri with smoked “aji Amarillo”; Salmon nigiri with aburi
Tuna tartare with crispy nori and shichimi
Tuna tartare with crispy nori and shichimi
Table decoration
Table decoration
Interior
Interior
Sea bass ceviche with kumquat “leche de tirgre”
Sea bass ceviche with kumquat “leche de tirgre”
Crab maki causa with umeboshi mayonnaise; Fried causa with chcken and huacatay
Crab maki causa with umeboshi mayonnaise; Fried causa with chcken and huacatay
Fish “sanguchito” with nikkei “acevichada” mayonnaise
Fish “sanguchito” with nikkei “acevichada” mayonnaise
Sucking pig gyoza (dumpling)
Sucking pig gyoza (dumpling)
Dumpling sauce
Dumpling sauce
Grilled chicken “Anticucho”
Grilled chicken “Anticucho”
Fried red mullet with “escabeche” sauce
Fried red mullet with “escabeche” sauce
Green tea flavored tiramisu
Green tea flavored tiramisu
Mibu stawberry (core is white, oouter is the red)
Mibu stawberry (core is white, oouter is the red)
Sweet potato “picarones” with cinnamon honey
Sweet potato “picarones” with cinnamon honey
Chicha candy (corn and pineapple flavor), eat the clear wrapper also
Chicha candy (corn and pineapple flavor), eat the clear wrapper also

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