There are restaurants in which you fall in love once and for all. Then for a long time savoring memories and dream to come back as soon as possible. Xemei deservedly and proudly wears the title of best Italian restaurant cuisine Barcelona. And, most surprisingly, you will not find in the menu of lasagna, pasta carbonara, bolognese or pizza margarita.
This restaurant specializes in modern Venetian cuisine, and serves only two kinds of meat - lamb from the city of Lleida and the Dutch beef. Chef restaurant Max Colombo explains: "In Spain, has long been unable to find high-quality beef, and let you no one is trying to prove the opposite". Seasonal vegetables are delivered here from small gardens Maresme Coast. Fish and seafood cold snacks and sauces Frutti di Mare and Veneciana bring daily taken with trepidation.
The idea to open a restaurant away from home came in Stefano's head, twin brother Max. Having lived in Barcelona for several years, he could not find a decent Italian restaurant. Max by this time had 16 years of experience in the kitchen and then came to rescue his brother from starvation.
Brothers from an early age had the gift of communication, so they cost nothing to declare itself among Barcelona's bohemian. In "Chimey" come dine Barcelona football club, actors, politicians and other celebrities. If there is no free tables, for a known person is a favor, it is seated on a stool in the kitchen and ask for help, supplying products from the refrigerator.
From appetizers try the Burrata and octopus on hot recommend pasta with white truffles, spaghetti with squid ink and seafood, veal liver Venetian. Do not forget the homemade desserts, especially the tiramisu select local. Good wine list with Catalan and Italian wines.
On a sunny day or a warm evening, we recommend to take a table on the terrace. Service is informal and very high quality, handsome waiters speak excellent English and will help with the selection of courtesy. Nice relaxed atmosphere. The average bill per person with wine about 50 €. By the way, Xemei translated from the Venetian dialect as "the twins". To get here from the center of the best taxi also is the perfect place for a meal after a long walk on above Montjuic.