Yesterday was my day off and decided to go to Pan & Oli ,is a small restaurant just few steps from my house in the heart of the district of Sants .
For lunch they offer a Menú del dia(daily set menu) where you can choose between 3 starters,3 mains courses and 3 deserts.
As a regular guest Carlos the chef give me an extra amuse bouche .Something that looked like an ice cream , a cone of aubergine ,filled with a jam of romesco and covered with a mousse of goat cheese.
I was amazed after trying it , it was astonishing ,all the flavours get well together .
Then Eva the waitress bring me the aperitif of the menú a mousse of mussels with some crostini , very tasteful
As a main course I choose the filet of beef with a mustard sause .The meat was cooked to the right point and the sauce combine very well with it .
To refresh the palate as a desert had a fruit textures : apple puré,confited pears and peach ice cream with some popping candies to make it more fizzy
As headline I used the word Gastronomic because in Bareclona the majority of the restaurants offer the Menú del dia ,but in the end the all serve the same dishes and here at Pan & Oli you can find the difference .Carlos make it different with a gourmet touch .
I didn't say yet the price ,well the menú cost 11.20€ and there are some special dishes with the over price of 2.50 €.
For dinner they have a la carte menú,with tapas you need to try their patatas bravas ,burgers ,cocas (salted pastry ) and tipical catalan dishes
This restaurant is not far from the Camp Nou so you can visit it after your tour of the FC BARCELONA world or if you are by the train station of Sant Estacion
Hours :13am-16pm , 20-00pm ,closed on Monday