WAVE – The W, Barcelona

The first dinner at the W was at  WAVE.  We had the pleasure of having Chef Esko and Chef Herrera prepare amazing meals that featured tasty Mediterranean cuisine and some extras that Chef Esko knew I could not live without.  The beauty of being at the W and knowing Chef Esko revealed itself over the course of several dinners – – we were at home as the hospitality, generosity and graciousness never disappeared.  The other wonderful advantage was being able to eat forever and roll to the elevator in seconds to an amazing view, and exceptional accommodations. I’m posting two meals with additional dishes from several other dining experience – – Enjoy!!!!

© Wave - Courtesy of The W - Barcelona
© Wave – Courtesy of The W – Barcelona

 

Cocktail
Cocktail

 

Amuse Bouche (Gazpacho & Foie Gras)
Amuse Bouche (Gazpacho & Foie Gras)

 

Amuse Bouche (Gazpacho & Foie Gras)
Amuse Bouche (Gazpacho & Foie Gras)

 

2014 Afortunado Verdejo - Rueda
2014 Afortunado Verdejo – Rueda

 

Gelée De Berberechos Con Sopa De Manzana Verde Y Mosaico De Verduras
Gelée De Berberechos Con Sopa De Manzana Verde Y Mosaico De Verduras

 

Assorted Fresh Breads
Assorted Fresh Breads

 

2013 Vina Sastre - Ribera del Duero
2013 Vina Sastre – Ribera del Duero

 

Roasted Octopus, Feta Cheese Cream, Grated Tomato & Pak Choi
Pulpo A Las Brasa Con Crema De Feta, Tomate Rallado Y Pak Choi

 

Oscar presenting the 2007 Raimonda Reserva - Bodegas Torelló
Oscar presenting the 2007 Raimonda Reserva – Bodegas Torelló

 

Lobster and Black Pudding Rice with Fried Baby Squid
Arroz De Morcilla Y Bogavante Con Calamarcitos Frito

 

2007 Raimonda Reserva - Bodegas Torelló
2007 Raimonda Reserva – Bodegas Torelló

 

 Lasagna De Rabo Buey, Textures De Zanahoria
Lasagna De Rabo Buey, Textures De Zanahoria

 

Lasagna De Rabo Buey, Textures De Zanahoria
Lasagna De Rabo Buey, Textures De Zanahoria

 

Chef Esko
Chef Esko

 

Falso Coco Con Mousse De Albaricoque
Falso Coco Con Mousse De Albaricoque

 

Veuve Rosé
Veuve Rosé

 Second Dining Experience:

 

Cocktails
Cocktails
Amuse Bouches
Amuse Bouches
2014 Miranda d'Espiells Chardonnay - Penedès
2014 Miranda d’Espiells Chardonnay – Penedès
Ceps Confitado Con Ibérico, Espuma De Patata
Ceps Confitado Con Ibérico, Espuma De Patata
Ensalada De Verano, Papada De Cerdo, Piñones Y Flores
Ensalada De Verano, Papada De Cerdo, Piñones Y Flores
2014 Luna Creciente Albariño - Rías Baixas
2014 Luna Creciente Albariño – Rías Baixas
Risotto De Citricos, Vieira Y Queso Idiazábal
Risotto De Citricos, Vieira Y Queso Idiazábal
Termes Bodegas Numanthia
Termes Bodegas Numanthia
Pato Royale Con Cirulas Y Puré De Apio
Pato Royale Con Cirulas Y Puré De Apio
Juve Camps Rose Cava DO Penedes
Chocolate Mousse 72% with Crispy Passion Fruit
After dinner cocktail

 

Dishes from Additional Dining Experiences:

 

Seared Scallop & Risotto
Seared Scallop & Risotto
Halibut & Lobster
Halibut & Lobster
Chicken Enchilada
Chicken Enchilada
Polenta with Quail Egg
Polenta with Quail Egg
Octopus
Octopus

This experience was EXCEPTIONAL!!!!  The wine pairings really allowed for the flavors and textures to create a seamless gastronomic adventure.  From the much needed foie gras to the mouthwatering Oxtail Lasagna and Duck Royal, the time spent consuming these well prepared and extremely tasty dishes was priceless.  I promised Chef Esko that a visit to Barcelona was in order and I’m forever grateful we followed through and he and Chef Herrera fed us like kings!!!!

 

Chef Jesus Sanchez, Chef Juan Luis Herrera and Oscar - WAVE (Photo courtesy of Mr. Tavallali)
Chef Jesus Sanchez, Chef Juan Luis Herrera and Oscar – WAVE (Photo courtesy of Mr. Tavallali)

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