Lando Restaurant - Barcelona
Four friends: Toni, Albert, Òscar and Vanesa; a culinary expert advisor Bernard Benbassat, and the service-orientated team roster at Lando make up one of the most talked about venues in the whole of Barcelona. The restaurant glares with numerous light bulbs and reminiscing of the former garage acknowledged with the high ceilings. Ranges of modern twists are elaborated such is the case of the Asturian tables, professional pics framed on the walls and neat tiles. The genuine and laid-back restaurant embraces a humble character very representative of the Sant Antoni neighbourhood and we ensure that it is the place to be right now.
Lando's easily distinguished style offers European-influenced dishes as an alternative to the traditional Mediterranean cuisine. They are not afraid to go out of their way to defining new dishes ranging from all over the world to what is most loved at home. The new blends and combinations impresses even the most sophisticated foodie. An important element in Lando's cuisine is the fresh and seasonal products. Although the cooking styles are mostly imported from everywhere in Europe, the ingredients used are mainly organic products within Barcelona's radar.
The set menu for lunch (16€ - 18€) gives customers a choice from two starters, two main courses and three desserts. The dinner menu offers a choice from three starters, three mains and five desserts which ranges from 35€ - 40€ without drinks. Both menus have a genuine habit of changing on a weekly basis to ensure that customers will always have a reason to go back. The bar is the focus for Saturdays as they serve a special menu that includes egg dishes and a selection of homemade cakes for those who want to enjoy a late breakfast or brunch.
We sat on one of the tables for two closest to the windows, as we appreciated the autumn light. Being on a pedestrian street, it was enjoyable not having to hear the sounds of cars and city chaos. We went ahead with 4 appetisers to get a feel for Lando's gastronomic offerings, as well as ordering the lunch menu. The food was accompanied with a glass of the regional Catalonia's Alella wine, a white wine embraced with great complexity and refinement.
We were introduced with a bowl of tarama (salty carp roe spread), bone marrow with spiced and crispy cookies, snack sized dish of tuna in citric toppings and a generous slice of tortilla (spanish omelette) with potatoes and sea urchins.
The incredible leek soup with a hint of lemon was beyond delicious and served with interesting but very tasty leek croquettes - it worked superbly. We were tempted to order the same dish twice as we kept scraping the bowl with our spoons! Our next dish was the Peruvian ceviche bonito, made up of raw fish, marinated in freshly squeezed lime juice and banana chips in thin vegetable slices. For dessert we had a melon fruit shake sorbet and tried the delicious buñuelos (wheat-based yeast dough) of dried fruits in a syrup, an interesting combination indeed. This place is very fitting in Sant Antoni and we are glad to welcome and congratulate the new addition to the scene!
Lando Restaurant | European-influenced cuisine in a delightful space | Open from Wednesday & Thursday 13:00 - 0:00, Friday 13:00 - 2:45 / Saturday 12:00 - 2:45 / Sunday 12:00 - 0:00 / Monday & Tuesday closed | Lunch menu from 16€ to 18€ for two plates, a dessert and drink / Set dinner menu 35€ | Passatge Pere Calders, 6 08015 - Barcelona, Spain | Tlf. +93 3485530 | firstname.lastname@example.org | http://www.Lando.es |