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Paula Mourenza

Paula Mourenza

Paula, CB’s chief Barcelona correspondent and its operations manager, is a writer who cannot understand life without the pleasure and the power of food and wine. Born in northwest Spain’s Vigo (excellent seafood, home of the Albariño wine region), she has lived and worked in Barcelona since 2000. After a stint in the world of advertising, Paula became a versatile freelancer working as writer, designer and creative-consultant for Barcelona Media Culture Lab. A wine enthusiast, she has also worked as wine writer and wine labels design manager for the wine club VinoE. Paula has contributed to online media in Spanish, including Yelp Barcelona, covering bars, restaurants and places to see in Barcelona and has worked for one of the world’s top tea connoisseurs, Inés Berton, in her showroom Tealosophy BCN, supplier to numerous restaurants and hotels. She also served as the Barcelona researcher to the National Geographic show “Top Tables Top Cities.” She has been a part of the CB team since 2012.

Recent stories by Paula Mourenza

Come see what Spring is all about, on our Sants tour.
April 5, 2018

Spring Fever: The Greening of the City

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Barcelona -- Barcelona’s urban sprawl makes it easy to forget that the city is adjacent to two fertile regions to the north and south, El Maresme and El Baix Llobregat, which provide numerous hyperlocal culinary treasures throughout the year. Read more
March 28, 2018

Mala Hierba: Good Weed

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Barcelona -- Up in Barcelona’s hills, in the El Coll neighborhood, where the city ends and the sky is cut by the spiky shapes of the pine trees in Collserola Park, Mala Hierba is sprouting up. Emphasizing sustainability and healthy eating, the restaurant is creating delicious dishes that merge Catalan and Italian traditions with contemporary flourishes. Read more
March 26, 2018

Chocolate Wonderland in Barcelona

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Barcelona -- In the weeks leading up to Easter, the best confectioners in Barcelona erect astonishing and fantastical chocolate constructions, called monas de Pascua, and display them in shop windows. For some lucky children, these chocolate sculptures will be gifted to them by their godparents on Easter Sunday.