If you follow me on Instagram for a while, you probably have already been well aware that I’m a brunch enthusiast big time. A few reasons food wise:
- I wholeheartedly love every single dish that involves eggs;
- I am a huge fan of carbs;
- I have a serious sweet tooth.
For me brunch is the time to enjoy a relaxed moment with family, or to share a few laughs with girlfriends – which is exactly what I did this past Sunday. Barcelona Wine Bar Edgehill kindly hosted my friends and I to try out their weekend brunch menu, and here’s a glimpse of what went down during the time.
To give you a bit of background, Barcelona Wine Bar is one of the restaurants that focuses on tapas offerings in Nashville – which we really don’t have that many yet. “Tapas” come from Spain, basically they are small plates/appetizers but they cover a much wider range of dishes than traditional appetizers in the U.S.. When we were travelling in Spain a few years ago, one thing that surprised me the most was how prevalent tapas bars were no matter which city we were visiting. This eventually became one of the things that I love the most and miss the most when I’m back in the U.S. about Spain (let’s just say, when it comes to food, I’m definitely someone that is never bored of options).
All that said, you could imagine how exhilarated I was when Barcelona opened its door last year. The theme of the interior of the restaurant has a warm woody tone, which makes it classy, trendy and inviting. With an extensive menu of Charcuterie, tapas, also shared plates including the signature Spanish dish Paella, accompanied by a slew of creative cocktails, Barcelona has been one of the restaurants we find ourselves constantly go back and bring our friends to. Ever since they started offering brunch on weekends, I have been dying to have a chance to try it out, not to mention being able to hanging out with my girlfriends at the same time.
Their brunch menu is a mixture of tapas exclusive for brunch hours and popular items from the dinner menu. Starting off, you could opt for a mimosa customized by yourself at the mimosa bar. Otherwise, I would recommend ordering a glass of special sangria as I did. Moving on to food offerings, if you always have a hard time deciding between omelet and eggs Benedict, or French toast vs. pancakes, this is THE place for you as everything is offered with a smaller portion. So, why choose? We could finally have them all!
Some of my personal favorite: Shakshuka, Smoked salmon toast, Pork belly Benedict, and Cauliflower.
Of course we saved room for dessert. All the options seemed overly tempting that we were very close to order every one of them. The final decision went to the Warm chocolate hazelnut indulgence, which was an absolute dream, especially if you are into dark chocolate. The rich flavor and texture made it taste like chocolate fudge. With my all time favorite scoop from Legato gelato, we indulged every single bite of the entire thing.
To wrap up this post, I would like to thank Barcelona Wine Bar again for the amazing food, drinks, and for the good time we had. I hope this post gives you an idea of the brunch version of tapas. And last but definitely not least, enjoy a very relaxed and joyful holiday!
Check out their brunch menu: Barcelona brunch menu
The amazing blogs of my girlfriends are here: