Cobblestone streets, fresh markets, tapas and lots of sangria… Sounds a little like Spain, si? If these ring true with your fond memories of the Iberian Peninsula (or non-memories, depending on your holiday sangria intake), Barsa Taberna, opening this September in Toronto’s historic St. Lawrence Market area, will be bringing an experience lovingly inspired by the rich and fabulous lifestyle of Barcelona. Offering a unique continental tapas menu of Mediterranean and South American favourites, the well-conceived concept and stunning location (inside a historic building from 1870, right beside the Market) is destined to make Barsa Taberna a hotspot. Here are 5 reasons we can’t wait to check it out…
1. No hablo espanol.
2. Tapas. Who doesn’t love tapas? The small plates of deliciousness offer a chance to try a whole spectrum of Barcelona’s best culinary treats.
3. Sangria! Barsa Taberna will be offering an extensive drink and sangria menu and, thanks to global warming, there will still be plenty of time to enjoy it on their patio.
4. Location. The restaurant is on a cobblestone street with a patio that faces onto the city’s beautiful St. Lawrence Market. After dinner, take a short stroll down to the Harbourfront and envision you’re staring out over the Mediterranean. Close enough, right?
5. The Barcelona Experience. Not only are the food and drinks menus inspired by the centre of Spanish culture but also the overall design, with hints of Picasso and Gaudi’s work… Hence the name Barsa!