Catalonia, the north eastern province of Spain, has a long, deep pedigree for fine food created from its natural ingredients.
This enclave between the Mediterranean and Pyrenees is home to Barcelona - a city enriched with a charming food culture. Catalan food tends to be simple, seasonal and unpretentious. Its cuisine is the richest, most complex and sophisticated of Spain. Fish and seafood dishes are magisterial and it's food culture is known worldwide for letting good quality ingredients do the talking.
Following a recent visit to Barcelona, Chef Nico Simeone and his team return from their Catalonian adventures to the kitchens at Six by Nico restaurants in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Belfast to share with you their love for Catalonia - its culture and, of course, its cuisine.
Having strolled around the charming Gracia neighbourhood tasting delights such as Iberian ham, churros and meatballs to sampling fresh fish from the famous 'Mercado de La Boqueria' markets, Chef Nico will bring flavours of Catalonia to his kitchens with his latest menu concept.
From Tuesday 28th May - Sunday 7th July 2019 guests dining at Six by Nico restaurants in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Belfast will journey through Catalan gastronomy with a six course tasting menu inspired by the unique and independent food culture of the famous Spanish region.
Catalonia's new six course tasting menu includes Bombas - Jamon Bombas, Smoked Chilli Compote, Aioli; Heirloom Tomato - Gilda olive puree, Toasted grains, Goats Curd, Tomato Gazpacho; Paella - Crisp Mussels, Tiger Prawn, Saffron & Orange Emulsion, Pickled Fennel; Coley Barbecoa - Calcot Onions, Pickled Green Grapes, Ajo Blanco, Mojo Verde; Pork Cheek- Morcilla, Sobrasada, White Bean, Spiced Aubergine, Padron Pepper and finally for dessert Creme Catalan- Almond Arlette, Orange Creme Fraiche and Fennel Pollen Nougatine.
Chef Nico Simeone said:
"Catalonia has a reputation for producing some of Spain's finest cuisine. The region produces a variety of fresh, high-quality seafood, meat, poultry, game, fruit and vegetables and on a recent trip, our team meet the proud people behind the food, heard some fascinating stories, and experienced age-old Catalonian traditions."
Diners can book a table now for ‘Catalonia'. Open from midday, Tuesday through to Sunday on Hanover Street in Edinburgh, Finnieston in Glasgow and Waring Street in Belfast each six-course menu will be available from noon to night.
The menu is priced at £28 per person with the option to enjoy an expertly selected wine and specialist drinks pairing for an additional £25 at each restaurant. As ever, there is a vegetarian alternative available for every course, as well as 'Catalonia' theme inspired snack sides.
Join the fiesta and feast on 'Catalonia'' from Tuesday 28th May until Sunday 7th July 2019 at Glasgow, Edinburgh and Belfast Six by Nico restaurants.