Ca L’Isidre restaurant is a local Spanish dining institution in Barcelona, where a loyal following of locals and distinguished guests have been coming here for years to savour the refined and flavoursome Catalan cuisine of Isidre Girones Escolano and his daughter Nuria. The menu changes daily and reflects what’s currently freshest in the local markets. Traditional classic are reproduced with a modern flair influenced by Nuria’s time behind the stoves with the French master chef, Alain Ducasse. Expect delicate langoustine ravioli with a tangy line and ginger vinaigrette; perfectly roasted monkfish with fresh truffles; and roasted baby goat with Figueres onions and white wine. While the traditional decor has remained almost the same for years, Cal L’Isidre’s cuisine has seen distinguished guests such as Spain’s King Juan Carlos, the artist Joan Miro and celebrities such as Woody Allen and Catherine Deneuve returning time and time again. Ensure that you leave some room for their sumptuous homemade desserts and indulge in a fine bottle or two from their accomplished wine cellar. Bookings advised.