While researching our trip to Barcelona we found out that Joyce DiDonato, a soprano with Kansas City ties, would be performing the title role in Cindrillon at the Gran Teatre del Liceu. We got tickets for the Friday night performance and it was spectacular. The singing, costumes and staging were all incredible and Joyce was in top form.
Dan found a restaurant close to the theater where we could eat dinner before the show, so we headed to Canete. When we got there we found it closed, but the bar next door was open, so in we went. We were seated at the bar and found out that there was an issue with the kitchen next door, but they could serve food from the bar. We stayed and had an amazing meal. The menu was all in Spanish and we were completely lost. The bartender asked us what kind of food we wanted and he then proceeded to produce some lovely plates to us. We had Jamon Bellota Media at 15 Euros, a cheese plate for 19.50, a wonderful salad topped with really good tuna for 9.20 and some bread rubbed with garlic and tomato. I do not like tuna, but the tuna on the salad was so good it has made me rethink the tuna hating thing. We each had 2 glasses of a really good white wine, Penendes Babau 2012 (Xarel-lo).
An American couple came in and sat by us and let the bar tender order for them as well after we told them about our experience. We sat and talked with them a little before the show and had a great time.
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