At the Terrace at Ca la Nuri
Photo by Italo Morales

When I decided to write the Restaurant of the Month series, I wanted to focus on DC, but April is a special exception.  We spent a wonderful week in Barcelona to celebrate our marriage with our European family and friends. The highlight of the trip was our wedding party at Platja Ca la Nuri.  Last October, we scouted several restaurants for our party along the coastline of Barcelona.  At a recommendation of a friend, we visited Ca la Nuri.  It was the first restaurant we visited. Although we visited others afterwards we knew it was the one when we tasted the paella. 

Restaurant with a view: Ca la Nuri
Photo by Italo Morales

The restaurant is located in Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta (Somorrostro Beach) which an ample terrace on the sand facing the ocean.  We also loved the views: to your left facing the ocean you have the iconic Frank Gehry Fish Sculpture and to your right you have the amazing architecture of the W Hotel.  During our initial tasting, we fell in love with three things: the mussels, goat cheese salad, and of course, the paella.
We worked with the special events manager, Vanessa for months with the menu and the details of the party. She did a wonderful job at keeping us informed and helping us put together a delicious menu. She even added to the menu a mille follie of potato and bacon the chef, Toni Bosch had posted on Instagram that I fell in love with. The day of the wedding, the team was spectacular, taking care of every detail from the free flowing cava to the delicious cocktail hour tapas (sad I missed those as we were taking pictures) to the spectacular dinner menu.

Starting with Calamari

The Dutchman and I are both foodies and it was one of the main reasons (aside from the beach) why we chose Barcelona for a wedding destination. Needless to say, we did not have many regrets when we sent out the map-themed invitations. One of the main things we wanted to offer our guests was an unforgettable dinner.  Mussels, goat cheese, and calamari were served as starters. For the main course, the guests were able to choose (on site, which I loved) seafood paella, chicken in a prune sauce, or a cod filet. Instead of a wedding cake, our guests had a choice between profiteroles sitting atop a brownie, mango panna cotta, or chocolate mousse with berries. 

Dessert Being Served
Photo by Italo Morales

We said our vows close to sunset and our guests witnessed sitting at the terrace. We laughed, we cried, and we were taken by the locals passing by taking it in as much as we did. We drank plenty of cava and ate until stuffed.  We had a vision of what we wanted and the Ca la Nuri executed it exactly how we wanted it. When in Barcelona, make sure to make a visit. I recommend the lunch menu. 

All photos by Italo Morales
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