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Al kostat

Barcelona, Spain

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Al kostat

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Alkimia’s casual outpost housed in the same space. Go for Jordi Vila’s signature dishes, stay for the paella.Housed in the same building as its Michelin starred older brother, Al Kostat is great for those hungry for Jordi Vila’s renowned classics (such as the chicken Caesar croquettas, cubist chicken and veal sweetbreads) but don’t want to sit through a whole tasting menu. Most dishes we had were delicious. The signature croquettas are a must and the sausage that comes with the green beans is indescribably good (the beans less so). The highlight however has to be the red mullet paella. Undoubtedly one of the best paella I’ve had. Staff are friendly, efficient and brilliant at recommending drinks and food. The wine list is well curated and of excellent value. In fact there’s not much that sets the experience apart from Alkimia, but the offer of a la carte, which is a bonus. The only thing i could have missed was dessert, which wasn’t a strong point in my opinion.

Rda. de Sant Antoni, 41, 08011 Barcelona, Spain

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