This spring several exciting gastronomic events are happening in Barcelona. We recently reviewed Espectapes at el Principal de L’Eixample.

Following suit next month is Hotel Tapa Tour, some of the city’s best hotels will be opening their restaurant doors from the 6th to the 17th of April for a mouth watering new experience that seeks to promote eating at fine 4 and 45 star hotel restaurants and entice Barcelona’s local and tourist populations to eat at some of the city’s finer hotels.

Food tours are big business in Spain and Barcelona has many, making the market a competitive one. The Hotel Tapa Tour gives the traditional food tour a distinctive new twist whereby 30 hotels across the city contend to be crowned the ultimate tapas creators.

Hotel Tapa Tour features a number of 4* and 5* hotels located in the Eixample, Ciutat Vella, Sant Martí, Les Corts and Sants-Montjuïc. Each participating hotel will present two of its finest tapas dishes, one will be judged by the public and one by industry professionals.

Hotels will compete for the a prize in three different categories: best traditional dish, best experimental dish, and most sustainable dish. These will all be awarded by industry experts, while the public will simply vote on their favourite in order to determine the city’s most popular hotel tapas.

With the cost of a tapa and a drink priced between €4-8, Hotel Tapa Tour would seem to be a great way to sample some of Barcelona’s finest gastronomy without paying an arm and a leg!