FOOD TASTING TOUR, PEDRALBES FESTIVAL and MOTOGP 2014
TAST A LA RAMBLA
WHEN: 12 June – 15 June
WHERE: The bottom part of La Rambla
WHAT: Gastronomic Tour
For the first time ever, the “Tast a La Rambla” will showcase the gastronomic creations of over 42 of the city´s best restaurants, bars and bakeries. There will be 4 different categories: Specialist cuisine, Traditional kitchen, Tapas and small plates and Bakers. The event was initiated with the intent to become an annual event that attracts locals and tourists alike every summer, thereby enhancing the Rambla in terms of a source of leasure and tourism for people of all ages. The participating bars, restaurants and bakeries will offer participants the chance to sample some of their creations at a price of €4,50. This may seem a bit expensive for a taster, but keep in mind that there are quite a few Michelin-star restaurants at this event. The first part starts at 13h00 on Thursday with the last tasting at 19h00. On Friday it starts at 12h00 with various sessions and ends at 18h30. For more information on the full schedule, see the event website.
WHEN: 12 June – 10 July
WHERE: Jardins del Palau Real Av. Diagonal 686, 08034,Barcelona
WHAT: Music and food festival
The Pedralbes Festival, this event is more up-scale and sophisticated than most of the other events in Barcelona. If you know the Pedralbes area, you will already know that this is one of the most affluent neighborhoods in Barcelona and is also where the Royal Palace is located. In the gardens of the Palace you can enjoy a diverse program with a variety of musical performances by artists such as Kool and the Gang, Carla Bruni, Simple Minds, Tom Jones, George Benson, and many more. After a very successful event last year, this year marks the second event where you can expect cava tastings and Michelin star catering. You can begin the evening with pre-dinner walk among the beautiful garden, followed by a tasting menu in the palace for €75. If that is a little bit steep for you, there will also be other snacks and sandwiches available. Tickets for the concerts begin at €15 and go up to €280. A full program of all the concerts and where to buy tickets can be found here.
WHEN: 13 June – 15 June
WHERE: Circuit de Catalunya Montmelo
WHAT: Motorbike GP
If fast machines on 2 wheels racing around a track is what gets your adrenaline going, make sure to catch the best of Motorcycle GP this weekend in Montmelo. This race is one of the most popular and important on the international MotoGP circuit calenar where over 100,000 racing fans come together to enjoy one of the fastest sports in the world. These machines reach speeds over 300 km per hour, racing on a track that has 17 grandstands of which 3 are covered to shield you from the hot sun. Tickets for adults start from €58 and from €29 for children and can be purchased from their official website where you can also find information on how to get to the circuit as well as the schedule of which races are taking place on what days.