We love to eat out… That’s no secret! But what if I told you that there’s something we like even more… and that’s being able to hang out at a house with friends or while away the hours discovering new recipes, without the noise and hustle bustle of a restaurant … well, VizEat you seem to have read our minds.
VizEat is a new concept of #eatingout, the kitchen away from home.
Whether you are passing through one of the 110 cities on the app or you’ve lived there your whole life, what can be better than to discover a little more of the place, the people and the culture than through its cuisine?
Each chef or indie chef offers up a different experience. Some introduce you to the local cuisine whilst others explore new culinary trends, and with some you can even learn to cook. And something we love, is that you can get in touch chefs and chate with them beforehand.
A few days ago, after our great experience in Madrid, we decided to book our first VizEat meal in Barcelona. Pretty easy to navigate, we just put in the city and the kind of food… so Barcelona + Organic (vegetarian!) = Yum… let’s go!
There was one stand out place that had our name: 62 steps.
Carlos, his son Santiago and his daughter-in-law Julie welcomed us to their curious and charming apartment on Calle Santa Margarida
Julie and Santiago, were very hospitable and their home was super cozy. An unexpected and extremely welcoming space in the, sometimes, inhospitable Raval (area of Barcelona).
Carlos, is Argentinian born but has been the adopted son of our peninsula for the past 10 years, he’s the chef! Inseparable from the stove since he was 20 years old. He’s very aware of the impact of what we eat on our body, mind and mood. For him it’s clear that whenever possible it’s best to use organic products and make a menu that’s mainly alkaline, vegetarian or vegan.
We tried the menu of illusions. Why is it called this? As you can maybe guess, on this menu nothing is what it seems (a menu based on tricking the eye). To go with it he pairs fresh water, homemade lemonade and organic and organic wines (white and red).
The best part? Enjoying the meal with Gala and Jairon, our charming hosts, and an interesting eclectic mix of other guests. Without doubt, a fun and new way to meet people and discover a whole new side of Barcelona.
Now that we’ve joined the VizEat community, we’re looking forward to trying out another experience… Maybe London this time! If you’re into cooking yourself, and like the sound of this maybe you could be our next host?
Do you want to continue exploring the VizEat world? More info HERE