Tickets, Barcelona, 3/26/14

Tickets exterior
Tickets exterior

Tickets is a hot reservation to get in Barcelona and is one of several restaurants run by Albert and Ferran Adria. It was my least favorite of the several that we visited. Here the atmosphere trumped the food. Don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t bad but too much had been put into the theme of being a an old-time movie theater. The staff was mostly helpful but didn’t look like they

IMG_6304enjoyed working there and it felt like they pushed the same choices on guests rather than trying to determine what might suit one vs another. This is one of a growing trend of restaurants that wants to fool the guest with food. For example, the olives were just a burst of olive flavored liquid rather than an actual olive. Too many get lost in this pursuit in my opinion and once you’ve had the experience you have no desire to go again. In summary not a lost meal but a disappointment after reading all the hype about the place.

Menu cover
Menu cover
menu 1
menu 1
menu Spanish
menu Spanish
menu English
menu English
menu mains
menu mains
at the Tapas Bar
at the Tapas Bar
interior
interior
Tempura of pistachios
Tempura of pistachios
Torredata with tomato seeds with anchovies and “olives”
Torredata with tomato seeds with anchovies and “olives”
Manchego cheese: foam inside of mini airbags with hazelnuts, olive oil and caviar
Manchego cheese: foam inside of mini airbags with hazelnuts, olive oil and caviar
inside
inside
wine front
wine front
wine back
wine back
Beef with powdered vinegar
Beef with powdered vinegar
Crab with dill jelly and avocado
Crab with dill jelly and avocado
Razor clams in chicken escabeche sauce
Razor clams in chicken escabeche sauce
Foie gras in escabecho sauce with toast
Foie gras in escabecho sauce with toast
King oyster mushrooms spaghetti with porcini pil pil sauce
King oyster mushrooms spaghetti with porcini pil pil sauce
dessert menu cover
dessert menu cover

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“Cork” dessert: Lavazza coffee brioche with praline mousse
“Cork” dessert: Lavazza coffee brioche with praline mousse
Pastry wafer with vanilla cream and wild strawberries
Pastry wafer with vanilla cream and wild strawberries
Toble-Tickets, cocoa sorbet, caramel and peanuts crunchy
Toble-Tickets, cocoa sorbet, caramel and peanuts crunchy
exterior at night
exterior at night

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