Bear on Bike pop up dinner at Espai Egg in Raval is a must if you love good and well cooked food, beautiful decoration, meet new acquaintances in a unique and charming locale.
AT FIRST SIGHT
Ella originally from Melbourne, Australia and Alberto from Veneto, Italy met in Barcelona at a Eatwith Ella organised at her loft in Poble Nou. After holding classes and cooking events at their home, they decided on moving no to the next level and get their own space, Espai Egg. In the locale they organise different kind of food related events, workshops and classes.
Espai Egg where the Bear on Bike pop up dinners are held is located on one of the back streets in one of Barcelona’s most multi cultural neighbourhood Raval.
As we enter the lights are dim, the tables set and we are all excited to enjoy a beautiful 4 meal course prepared by Ella & Alberto. There are two long tables with people from around the globe, people either working with food or just food lovers.
DISHES TRIED AND TESTED
Bear on Bike pop up dinner’s are based around seasonal and local produce. Both Ella & Alberto want’s to put simple and beautiful food with focus on sustainability in every event.
This pop up dinner was all about the transition from summer to fall. Warmer and mustier flavours and colours showed on our plates.
First out of the 4 dishes were a salad with roasted and fresh figs, roasted hazelnuts and Radiccho. After came homemade Gnocchi with butternut squash, I’m not normally a Gnocchi fan although these were delicious. With the first two dishes were paired with a white wine from Catalonia.
The third dish slow cooked ox cheek with a deep and musty flavour jus that had been in the making for over two days. The meat so tender and juicy. The flavourful meat was paired with a red from Catalonia.
For dessert, in came a wobbly vanilla panna cotta (as it’s supposed to be, the wobbly part I mean) served with roasted stonefruit.
Visitors & local foodies
Carrer de la Riera 15, 08001 Barcelona
Espai Egg open daily
Monday to Friday 09h – 18h, Saturday & Sunday 11h – 16.30h.
For pop up dinners check Bear on Bike’s calender on the web site
+34 633 066 986