If you asked a child to draw the plaza of a town, they’d probably sketch a pharmacy, a church, children playing, grandparents with old dogs, a bakery and a café. And that’s exactly what you’ll find surrounding Concordia Plaza, in the heart of Les Corts where Fragments Café can be found.
Fragments opened in 2007 and is comprised of four different areas: an outdoor terrace, a tempting tapas bar, an indoor dining room and a garden. The kitchen is tiny (around six square metres) but it’s enough space to prepare the dishes influenced by Italian, Central European, Catalan and Spanish cuisine. The food reflects what the owners ate at home as well as what they discovered during their travels. The menu has a good selection of pastas, like their parmesan ricotta tortellini with mushrooms and pumpkin, or the rigatoni with tomato confit and melted fresh mozzarella. If you want something with a stronger taste, try the Iberian pork in its juices with shallots and potatoes. If you’re looking for something light and healthy, the grilled wild fish of the day is always a good choice.
The first days of spring are when you’ll want to sit on their terrace, take in the sun and enjoy some appetizers and tapas. One of the house hits is the antipasti with artichokes, dried tomatoes, mushrooms, confit onions, smoked Italian ham and cheese all with a vinaigrette reduction. They also have the best bravas in the neighbourhood, and a combo for the indecisive that includes salmon tacos, croquettes, anchovies and stuffed olives.
This place is perfect for anyone and attracts groups of friends, businessmen, young families, couples and singles. Everyone enjoys the delicious dishes on offer at Fragments, the relaxed atmosphere and the jazz music floating through the air.
Average price: lunch special 13.60€, from the menu 30€
Text: Txell Hernández Gil
Photos: Paula Belil
Translation: Annie MacDonald