I am very familiar with both Spanish and Italian Cuisines. I like it when chefs combine the best of both worlds together with the best biologically grown ingredients. Cometa Pla is in the heart of Barcelona, just behind the City Hall in Sant Jaume Street. It’s situated in a very narrow street called Carrer del Cometa, which makes it more adventurous in seeking this hidden gem. This is a restaurant is away from the tourist tracks even in the busy Barri Gotic area of Barcelona.
This restaurant offers excellent food with a relaxed atmosphere. It’s very popular with locals and the ITKs and the decor represents a nice rustic atmosphere which is a perfect setting for the cuisines created by chef Giuseppe who is form Italy. I liked the open kitchen in where you can explore and watch how the dishes are being created and served.
You can have the best food out there, but when it comes to service for me this is the icing on the cake. On this occasion, the staff were more than accommodating both with my team and other clients too. I could see they were loving their job and do what they do best. Serve the people with a friendly smile. Due to the high standard of service, it allowed me to relaxed and enjoy what was coming.
Organic And Local
In Barcelona, I am seeing a common trend and one which I really love. Support the produce and support the producers. Meaning all the food is locally sourced and on this occasion organic. This includes all the drinks served, you will not find Coca Cola on the menu. Throughout the restaurant, you can observe the different beverages on display. At this moment Spain represents great value when it comes to wines and cavas. The marketing of the wine is a unique bonus and a credit to Spain. I like how they are thinking out of the box and capturing what the very essence of luxury wine and dining is all about.
The food was so tasty and refreshing, I did not come out feeling bloated, to me this was a sign of great food and produce.
The dishes are a perfect way to come in a group and eat and share different cuisines. It is very well presented and perfect for a family and friends night out. Make sure you book in advanced to avoid disappointment.
The desserts change all the time and all of them tasted light and fresh. I would recommend choosing everything and share between the group to have a taste of all of them.
Cava Con Ostras
Once a month you can join Cometa del Pla on a Sunday afternoon for some Cava and fresh oysters. A DJ will be playing some music and the restaurant will display some designers products. It was a great way for me to to meet some interesting locals.
The staff is what makes Cometa Pla a place I would return to. The atmosphere is relaxed and one of fun in which to taste great food and drink lovely wines. The organic food is of excellent quality and every two months they change the menu which keeps it really interesting. Until we meet again, muchas gracias.
Update: This restaurant, unfortunately, closed in 2018