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Chef Harry Wieding Arrives at Mercer Barcelona Restaurant

Chef Harry Wieding Arrives at Mercer Barcelona Restaurant

Wieding Brings Back the Heart and Soul of Catalan Cuisine to Mercer Barcelona

The Mercer Hotel Barcelona, a historic 5*GL monument in the Gothic Quarter, is debuting a great new kitchen team in the Mercer Restaurant. Chef Harald (Harry) Wieding and Sous Chef Marc Ramos, will lead the new direction to bring back the heart and soul of Catalan cuisine to the hotel's restaurant. Chef Wieding has cooked with some of the finest chefs and restaurants in the region, including his latest position at Sant Pere del Bosc (Lloret de Mar, Girona, Spain) and Restaurant Estrella de Plata (Barcelona). Chef Wieding is creating a menu that delivers reinterpreted local specialties, from an honest perspective.

Chef Wieding creating his dishes at Mercer Barcelona

Chef Wieding creating his dishes at Mercer Barcelona

Awarded the “Young Chef of the Year” in 2013 by the “Catalan Academy of Gastronomy” he also won two “Soles Repsol” by the eponymous guide, the Spanish equivalent of the Guide Michelin.

In the evening, the Mercer tasting menu (65 Euros) could include Crispy Potato with Egg and Ham, Salad with Foie and Marinated Chicken, or Blackbelly Rockfish from the Costa Brava with bread cream, garlic and chili pepper. Let's not forget Hazelnut Souffle with vanilla ice cream for the sweetest ending to the meal.

Elegant dining in a historic setting

Elegant dining in a historic setting

Wieding's cooking style is highly influenced by traditional Catalan cuisine with French touches. He is passionate about finding the freshest local and seasonal products and maintains close personal relationships to his suppliers: farmers and fisherman.

Some creations from the kitchen team of Chefs Wieding and Ramos including cuttlefish with green beans and fennel  

Some creations from the kitchen team of Chefs Wieding and Ramos including cuttlefish with green beans and fennel

 

Gastrobar Le Bouchon

Chef Harry is adding his personal touch to the gastrobar Le Bouchon menu.  He is serving traditional tapas based on the freshest seafood (cockles, mussels, squid, octopus or cod) and a selection of original tapas: Egg with Asparagus, Saffron and Smoked Herring Eggs or Cottage Cheese with Cantabrian Anchovy. For meat lovers they serve grilled aged beef with pepper and burrata or the special Chef's style aged beef burger. All dishes can be accompanied with a selection of wines, cava, champagne and beer from the region or an international list.

Le Bouchon is perfect for casual dining in the Gothic Quarter

Le Bouchon is perfect for casual dining in the Gothic Quarter

Le Bouchon serves all day from 12:30 - 23:00 (open until 23:30 on Friday and Saturday). Located in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona, on Carrer dels Lledo 7, 08002 Barcelona, Spain. Le Bouchon is the casual dining option at Mercer Hotel Barcelona and serves the locals as well as visitors.

The Greatest Cocktail and Hot Dog Mashup

The Greatest Cocktail and Hot Dog Mashup

New Cocktail Bar Opening at Mercer Seville

New Cocktail Bar Opening at Mercer Seville