For this first post I want to talk about one of my favorite restaurants in Barcelona, El Rus. Its a small place in a residential neighborhood in Barcelona (very near my house). I discovered this place 4 years ago when my aunt mentioned it to me. I had always seen it but it never really caught my attention since it was very small and hidden.
So we decided to try it our for lunch (me and my ucle who loves food more than myself, Mr. O) We got to the place and we were welcomed by one of the owners(Javier Rus) and the Chef (Jaime Santianes). Jaime is a very young and promising Chef from Asturias. He worked in Nobu London and had a 6 month stage at El Bulli. The dishes are a fusion of traditional Spanish food with hints of Asian cooking. He uses a lot of ingredients like soy sauce, sesame seeds and sesame oil. Pls see below some pictures of the food.
Caramelos de cabrales - Goat cheese wrapped with filo pastry with raspberry. One of my favorites, the strong taste of the cheese goes very well with the sweet taste of the raspberry.
Magret de pato con lasagna de queso fresco, hummus y espinacas con pinones - Duck breast with lasagna, hummus and spinach with pine nuts - Again one of my favorite since I love duck. The cheese in the lasagna is fresh cheese (queso de Burgos I believe)
Foie a la plancha con yema de huevo a la pimienta, patata paja y reduccion de malaga virgen
Gambas retorcidas plancha con fideua al aroma de soja, gengibre y tosaka aka - Fideua with shrimps with soy sauce aroma and ginger.
La Fabada del Chef - The Chefs Fabada. This dish again is one of my favorites. Its traditional fabada served in a unique/different way. The beans are pureed and the traditional ingredients (chorizo,morcilla and panceta) are fried with a very thin wrapper (filo I believe) and sprinkled with parsley oil...delicious...