A 1pm flight can be cruel torture for a foodie. It’s an awkward departure time that rules out a proper lunch in most cities and calls for an often overpriced and unsatisfying airport meal. But Barcelona isn’t most cities.
It’s a place where gourmet dining destinations and Michelin-star restaurants are around virtually every corner. This ubiquitous fine food culture has even reached the airport where Porta Gaig, Chef Carles Gaig’s restaurant in Terminal 1 of the Barcelona airport. Porta Gaig combines the brisk convenience of an airport meal with the quality and ambiance of an elegant restaurant. Find a place at the counter for a quick plate of pata negra with a side of pa amb tomaquet or choose a table in the dining room next to the long glass wall and a enjoy a leisurely meal of crispy Iberian pork or tender veal.