By Claire Gledhill
Ocean-fresh, seasonal seafood takes center stage at Lluritu. More than that, they want, by their own admission, to “make seafood sexy.” And sexy they do. Set upon pristine white plates, served from a cubbyhole kitchen and grill by waiters in fine dining restaurant jackets, fresh fish shines here at this updated and elegant but distinct neighborhood bar. But stuffy Lluritu is not.
This is the place to enjoy a quality wine or vermouth while sampling a menu that spans bulging anchovies to accompany that aperitif, a soft bread roll bursting with cuttlefish and spiced almond mayo, delicately smoked Delta de l’Ebre eel salad, or a whole, grilled turbot to share. Produce and prices are decided according to what the time of year and market has to offer, which also defines the specials, including meat, salad and vegetable options.
The miniature waxy serviettes strewn across the bar and floor are a given, of course.