Rambla del Poblenou, 102
With a history stretching back over one hundred years Can Recasens is a stalwart of Poblenou life. Five generations of the same family have worked in this beautiful modernista building on Rambla de Poblenou which has been a butcher’s, a delicatessen and finally a wine cellar and restaurant. Can Recasens is one of those fantastic places that reminds you that often you don’t need foams and jus to make a fantastic meal just fresh bread, locally cured meats, good cheeses and a fantastic bottle of wine, and luckily for us this is exactly what they do. Add to that a cosy, intimate space decorated in a traditional style with the original characteristics of the building such as the beautiful tiled floor. Every first and second Wednesday of the month you can also be serenaded throughout your meal by a jazz group. An attention to wine and good quality ingredients have led the owners to open a second shop on C/Llull offering similar products and tasting sessions. If, like me, all you need is cheese, bread and wine to make you happy, Can Recasens is heaven on earth.