Last week was an important week for the Akaza Team members Niki and Ivo, because their teachers from Maastricht were visiting Barcelona and Akaza.
This meant that Niki and Ivo's work in their first months with Akaza was evaluated and they got to hear how they are doing so far. So judgement day!!! Luckily for them everybody is very satisfied with their performences and Niki and Ivo are also very happy to work for Akaza.
Their teachers' visit also included a dinner with them and other students from the Netherlands. As a location for this dinner the restaurant La Fonda on Calle Escudellers 10 near the Rambla was picked. It opens at 20.30h but people already start queeing around 8 o'clock because you can't make a reservation in advance at this family restaurant.
However, once the restaurant is open the que runs very quickly.
The restaurant is comparable with Quinze Nits on placa Reial. It has a nice interior with blank wood and palm trees, the staff is friendly and they serve delicious and affordable Catalan food in a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Starter: Grilled Vegetables
Niki's opinion: La Fonda is a nice restaurant and the food is really great compared to the price. However, what I have enjoyed most is that the restaurant offers the possibility to enjoy your meal with friends in a great atmosphere. It was fun to have dinner with the teachers and to meet them in another setting than a classroom. By the way, thank you very much Hogeschool Zuyd Maastricht for paying for the drinks (that explains the 1/2 liter Sangria).
Starter: Macaroni boloñesa
Ivo's opinion: I also really liked the atmosphere in the restaurant and the food I had was delicious. I would recommend to always take a starter as well as a main dish as the main dish was not very much. Together with the starter however it's a more than complete and satisfying meal. The service was also very good and fast. It was nice to meet the other students from our university because although we all live close to the centre of Barcelona I didn't meet any of them yet.
Calle Escuder 10 (off the Ramblas)
Tel: 933 017 515