Magic of the ‘Opera’, Moments Restaurant, Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona

As soon as we entered the dining room we knew we were about to experience something out of this world. A real intimate atmosphere immediately descended upon us as we were escorted to our table.

With two Michelin stars, the award winning Mandarin Oriental Moments restaurant delivers fresh and healthy cuisine inspired by Catalan culinary culture.

It’s moments like this that makes our hard work throughout the year worthwhile – a perfect setting to celebrate Linda’s special birthday.

Sometimes it is best to let pictures tell the story so please sit back and enjoy the performance.

Act 1, Liceu – Tomato velvet, cod, black, garlic

Act 2, L’Oca Del Cairo – Goose, panko, pistachio

Act 3, Le Nozze Figaro – Ajoblanco, sardines, nora pepper, olive

Act 4, Maria Callas – Prawns, lentils, dill, American sauce

Act 5, Three Tenors – Modena, Madrid, Barcelone

Act 6, Norma – Eggplant, basil, dashi

Act 7, Opera – Lobster, monkfish, cuttlefish, hake, mussels

Act 8, Carmen – Ox tail, olla gitana

Act 9, Wagner – Montaglona, beetroot, black lemon, piquillo pepper

Act 10, Madame Butterfly – Umeboshi, sudashi, sakura

Act 11, Melba Peach – Peach, raspberry, vanilla

Act 12, Opera Cake – Almond, coffee, chocolate

Bonus course! – A life size (well almost!) interpretation of Sydney Opera House made out of cookies!

Managed by chef Carme Ruscalleda and her son Raül Balam,  Moments provided one of our best gastronomic experiences. A truly unique dining experience and a perfect setting to celebrate such a special evening for us.

We hope to visit again soon.

Other Information: This was not a sponsored / discounted visit; the review / article is an independent, honest and true reflection of our experience.  Thank you to Mandarin Oriental for allowing us to use one of their images in the blog header.

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