Tibidabo, Barcelona, Spain
In keeping with the beautiful people vibe, there’s a touch of
Los Angeles in the food offered at La Florida. That city’s
award-winning L’Orangerie restaurant has a same-name
sister in the hotel, meaning there’s great
Catalan-Californian cuisine to be enjoyed. That means lots
of fresh fish and some cool combos - we loved our black rice with
sautéed cuttlefish and clams, and the lobster salad with
baby artichokes and toasted hazelnuts. Our dessert of cold white
chocolate “coulant” with green tea and mint was utterly
The restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner, served in the opulent red and gold dining room or under the sun or stars on the terrace (complete with a retractable roof so it's usable year-round). As for breakfast, it’s a standard but extensive buffet, which on Sundays expands to form a brunch featuring a wide variety of Mediterranean dishes.
Wine-lovers will appreciate the 300 or so international wines tucked away in the cellar, which are all available to sample by the glass - just ask the sommelier on hand in the Lobby Lounge, where there’s also a selection of coffee, tea and herbal infusions. And if you fancy a cocktail or sandwich by the sparkling aqua pool, the Miramar Bar is well-stocked with drinks and snacks. Nothing like a light lunch with your shades and swimsuit on to make you feel you’re really grazing LA-style...
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