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The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan

Eat Your Way Through Barcelona

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The wine selection at La Carte des Vins.  

3. What to Do

After touring the restaurant scene, visit the city's finer food emporiums. Besides a huge collection of local vendors (plying piles of produce and cases filled with wild game), the Mercat de Santa Caterina has a shocking, stylish design. Jamonísimo stocks jamon de bellota (acorn-fed ham) and other hams you've never considered. They'll pack it all properly for your plane ride home. La Carte des Vins has a large selection of Spanish wines and a British expert, Gareth York, to guide you through a tasting.


Published on Oct 11, 2006 as a web exclusive.

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