The Barcelona Cookbook

A Celebration of Food, Wine, and Life

By Sasa Mahr-batuz; Andy Pforzheimer
(Andrews McMeel Publishing, Hardcover, 9780740773945, 224pp.)

Publication Date: June 16, 2009

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It's tapas with a Mediterranean and Latin twist. This 224-page treat celebrates food, wine, and entertainment that is the heartbeat of the lively yet completely warm and inviting famous Barcelona Restaurant and Wine Bar in Connecticut.

The Barcelona Cookbook is robust and gutsy, just like the establishment, and is oozing with good things. Alluring aromas, savory flavors, and good times are the main ingredients in this offering.

It brings the cosmopolitan soul of Barcelona Restaurant and Wine Bar home with 110 unbelievable recipes perfect for sharing with friends and family. Along with the interesting sidebars, recipes are nicely paired with wine suggestions, menu and party planning recommendations, and tips for applying restaurant tricks to the home kitchen.

A variety of both hot and cold tapas recipes are included. The outcome: a fabulous offering of mouthwatering dishes that are as rich and satisfying as the conversation around the table. The 175 beautiful photographs alone will convince you it's time for a party.

* Barcelona Restaurant and Wine Bar first opened in 1996 and now has six locations. This Connecticut favorite can be found in South Norwalk, Greenwich, Fairfield, West Hartford, Stamford, and New Haven.

* It is listed in Zagat's as one of "America's Top Restaurants."

* This is a celebration of the Mediterranean lifestyle with lively and joyful Latin flairs and influences. It's a book for people who love to cook, eat, learn, experiment, and share, and love to give their guests a truly unique experience.




About the Author

Sasa Mahr-Batuz, a native of Argentina, has been in the restaurant business since '93. He is in charge of all the design and concepts for Barcelona restaurants. He lives in Weston, CT.

Online:

www.barcelonawinebar.com

Andy Pforzheimer has worked as a chef and restaurant developer in France, California, and New York City. He lives in Wilton, CT.

Online:

www.barcelonawinebar.com

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