Tuesday, December 19, 2017

TICKETS (L'EIXAMPLE, BARCELONA, SPAIN)

Tickets
Avenida del Paral-lel, 164
08015 Barcelona
www.ticketsbar.es
Tel: +34 932.924.254
Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas
$$$$ ($50+)
Wed, 12/06/2017, 8:00pm reservation 
     (5 Piglets)



Tickets is another tapas restaurant owned by Albert Adria. It is located directly across from his other tapas restaurant Bodega 1900, the more casual and easier-to-obtain-res restaurant. 

The restaurant is eclectic, sophisticated and dynamic. Dining here is like an orgasm of tapas in its utmost molecular gastronomic form. Many of the diners (I noticed) were American. The waiters speak English and offer either a Spanish or English menu. I dined right in front of the open kitchen where I could see everything and anything that comes out of the kitchen. Below are the dishes I ordered (keep in mind, I ate everything that came out as well as ordering another cheesecake in addition to the one I had already ordered). 


The interior

Plating

The bar
BOCADILLO DE JAMON (€3.80). 

OLIVAS GORDAL ADOBAD (€5.00 FOR TWO). This is still one of my favorites. I love this dish and I love how it swims in the vinegar/olive oil. Must order. 
STRACCIATELLA ERIZO (€12.00). 

ATUN CONFITADO (€8.70). 
MILHOJAS DE ATUN (€5.20). 

CUBO DE WAGYU (€4.80). 
MINI AIRBAGS DE QUES (€3.00). AIRBAGUETTE DE RUBIA (€6.40).  I loved this dish. It's airy and light with the richness of the jamon iberico. It goes well with the cheese puff. Get it! 

CODIUM ERIZO (€4.80). 
VIAJE NORDICO (€5.60). This is a beet and tartare that is delicious on a cracker. They asked you to guess the powder and they were surprised I figured out the ingredient! It's fun and whimsical and delicious. 

OSTRA ESCABECHE (€5.60). 

ATADILO DE BUEY (€6.40). 
FOIE Y ANGUILA (€7.80). 
FRAPE DE PASION (€5.80).  If you want a light dessert, this is the one for you. I love passionfruit and this was delicious. 

PIEL BONIATO (€3.10). This was interesting. I mean, it basically looks like a sweet potato with a sweet potato peel but once you turn it around, it's filled with a sweet potato sorbet inside. I would say get this just to try it out. 
MY FAVORITE DISH. MINI CHEESE CAKE (€6.50). THIS. IS. THE BEST. CHEESE CAKE. I. EVER. HAD! I seriously loved every bite to the point that I even ordered another one for myself. It was light and creamy, and a bit cheesy. It was nothing I ever had before and that is why I loved it so much. Everything about it was amazing and I wish I could have recreated it. You have to order this. 

Overall, I thought Tickets was pretty darn good. I loved my experience there and it was definitely memorable. The staff were personable and I ended up getting the chef's menu, where they create the menu for you based on what you tell them you like and want. During the meal, they'll ask you if you're feeling full and will give you the dishes accordingly. I loved the fact that everything you get is a surprise. The dishes were amazing and the service was spot on. The only sad thing was the fact that I couldn't get the cheesecake recipe so I could recreate it. 



With the pastry chef who created the cheesecake
With the executive chef and my waiter
Notable Dishes: Cheesecake, olivas, and viaje nordico.

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