Celebrate Christmas and New Year at The Barcelona EDITION

This year, The Barcelona EDITION is celebrating this festive season with an array of enticing holiday offerings.

The Barcelona EDITION is located on the edge of El Born District, in the heart of the city, beside the Barcelona Cathedral and right next to the Santa Caterina Market, steps away from main city beaches, Las Ramblas and main luxury shops as well as Gaudí buildings on Passeig de Gràcia. The hotel features 100 guest rooms, a signature restaurant, state of the art club and lounge, a bespoke cocktail bar, a rooftop bar, an outdoor pool and a fitness centre.

As the city’s luxurious cultural hotspot, the hotel is bringing elegance and sophistication to Barcelona this Christmas and New Year. From a sophisticated vintage Christmas Tree, Christmas menus at its signature restaurant Bar Veraz, to a New Year’s Recovery Brunch at The Roof, there is something for everyone to enjoy. 

Christmas Tree

The Barcelona EDITION has transferred the sophistication of the luxurious dining salons in which Barcelona families celebrated their Christmas dinners to their lobby this Christmas. Designed by Solange Ruibal, a Barcelona-based art director and set designer for film and theatre. Her specially commissioned Christmas Tree at The Barcelona EDITION is made up of hundreds of vintage pieces made of glass from old chandeliers that once decorated the noble bourgeois apartments of Barcelona at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. 

Keeping recycling in mind throughout the design process, the main ornaments consist of vintage glass beads with transparent and light-reflecting crystals that bounce light across the space. With sustainability at the forefront, the tree has been grown in the mountains of Montseny in a small, local farm. After its time adorning The Barcelona EDITION, it will be collected, turned into compost and used as a natural fertiliser for other trees. The tree farm will give part of the funds raised to different Catalan solidarity projects such as La Marató de TV3, dedicated to raising awareness and research in mental health.

Christmas Eve, Christmas & Boxing Day Menus at Bar Veraz

On Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day, The Barcelona EDITION is offering a special menu in its signature restaurant Bar Veraz for €65 per person. Accompanied by jazz music by Victor Paradis and Javier Rojas on Christmas Eve, and Gilles Estoppey and Oscar Neira on Christmas Day Dinner, guests at Bar Veraz can enjoy the freshest, seasonal ingredients from the neighbouring Santa Caterina Market in a spectacular setting. 

Perfect for an elegant lunch or dinner with loved ones, the menu will begin with seared scallops accompanied by creamy cauliflower and a citrus vinaigrette. To follow, larger plates include Bar Veraz’s version of the escudella, offering a soup with galets pasta stuffed with meatballs, in addition to roasted chicken cannelloni with black truffle and seasonal mushrooms. A selection of luxurious desserts, including the Christmas tree which features dark chocolate and tonka bean ganache, and turrones and neulas will ensure the meal ends with a sweet sensation. Alongside a welcome drink and amuse bouche, Bar Veraz is the place to go for a luxurious Christmas celebration. 

New Year’s Eve at The Barcelona EDITION

Bring in 2022 in style at The Barcelona EDITION with dinner accompanied by jazz music by Padrós, Colomer & Segurado Trio, alongside a selection of delicious dishes for 125 per person at Bar Veraz. The menu includes Mediterranean tuna carpaccio with red tuna belly, preserved lemon vinaigrette, cappers, pistachios and iberican pork fat; turbot, with asparagus, Maresme green peas, artichokes, and citrus foam; dry aged tenderloin with café de Paris sauce and hand cut french fries; and pears cooked in cava, dark chocolate and hazelnuts. 

Also taking place, the recently reopened Punch Room will play host to a Roaring 20s themed New Year’s Eve party, with a DJ set by Johann Wald and an array of festive punches on offer from 8PM onwards. 

New Year’s Day Bottomless Cava Hangover Lunch at Bar Veraz

Continue the celebrations with a bottomless cava hangover lunch at Bar Veraz on New Year’s Day. For €50 per person, guests can enjoy bottomless cava alongside a choice of seasonal flavours. 

Starters to choose from include Shakshuka, with baked eggs, spiced tomato sauce, eggplant, chickpeas, feta cheese and sourdough bread, and patatas con jamón with fried potatoes, Iberian ham and fried eggs. Following on, guests have a choice of mains including Veraz mac and cheese with parmesan, Maó and Tou dels Til-lers cheese; organic beef cheeseburger; spinach cannelloni with pecan nuts, bechamel sauce and parmesan cheese, and dry-aged rib-eye with hand-cut french fries and homemade chimichurri. To round off the menu, dessert choices include dark chocolate soufflé with Guanaja chocolate 70% and hazelnut ice-cream, and Our Cheesecake, featuring Maresme strawberries marinated in Pedro Ximénez wine. 

New Year’s Recovery Brunch at The Roof

Recover from the previous night’s celebrations with an à la carte brunch and unparalleled views on The Roof at The Barcelona EDITION. With a special selection of recovery drinks including bloody marys, mimosas, house-made kombuchas and cold-press juices, the brunch also offers an array of Asian-inspired brunch dishes. 

The menu includes red tuna lettuce ssam; thai noodle salad with aromatic herbs and fresh veggies; Iberian pork banh mi; Korean rice with kimchi, pork belly, scallions, enoki mushrooms and fried egg; fried chicken with kimchi; pancakes with matcha mascarpone, blueberries and yuzu; and coconut tapioca with mango sorbet, lime zest and lemongrass oil. 

You can find out more, and book to stay, here!