What’s New at Ziryab?

The summer is here folks! 

So what’s new this season? 

We have some great new dishes for you to try on our specials menus – we are going for fresh locally sourced vegetables that are in season, as well as spicing up and varying some of the old classics! Some new seasonal dishes for example include our watermelon, tomato and basil gazpacho (cool summer soup, very typical in Spain) which is fresh and delish…. the Portobello mushrooms stuffed with goats cheese and fresh herbs from Provence….. the vol-au-vent pastry puffs filled with cream of mi-cuit foie, an Octopus tapa with baby vegetables and black truffle olive oil….. and oh so much more! The Catalan butifarra stuffing we have currently is artichoke and cured Bellota ham (i.e. acorn-fed, top quality) and we’ve made a Taybeh palestinian malt beer dressing for it… If you are coming for our classic dips, we always have some great new flavours for you to try…

Remember we have some small packets of spice (Jordanian zaatar: thyme spice mix, and Lebanese sumaque: citric spice) for you to take home and try cooking with! They are upstairs in the room of the round table – the room which was used for clandestine secret meetings during the Spanish civil war!

Ziryab is open every day for lunch from 1pm and the restaurant stays open all day long, and is a perfect way to spend a lazy lunchtime before going off to explore this wonderful city… Remember we have super refreshing home-made Sangria jugs (red wine or sparkling wine – cava with strawberries and mint) and some nice aperitivos like a min-ginny or a great vermouth called La Madre if you’re feeling up to it 🙂

Smile & enjoy Barcelona!

Ziryab team, summer 2018