Saint Valentine or the Feast of Saint Valentine – named as such to honour Saint Valentinus, who, whilst imprisoned, cured the jailer’s daughter leaving her a letter of love signed your Valentine before his execution. Celebrate St Valentine’s day with an intimate dinner at La Cuina. Spoil your loved one with authentic Catalan food and our very popular

As you probably know we are huge fans of quality Cava, we work directly with artisan producers and bring their delicious wines to La Cuina. With Christmas fast approaching we are looking forward to celebrating with Cava. There is something really special about Cava, it’s more of an experience than simply a drink. It brings

With Christmas just around the corner we are thinking about wine as well as food! In Catalunya a lot of time is spent around the table over the festive period, long lunches with great conversation among family and friends. The wines are as important as the food. When we’ve warmed up with Cava then enjoyed some great

With Christmas just around the corner we are thinking about our Catalan traditions, and of course what we will eat and drink during the festive period. One of the oldest traditions comes from the village of Agramunt, 1.5 hours west of Barcelona, near to the Serra del Bellmunt, a wild mountainous rural region. Agramunt is

It’s already been an exciting week at La Cuina, on Sunday 2nd October we were mentioned in the Sunday Times food supplement magazine “Dish”, nominated among the best family run restaurants in the UK! One of only 2 Welsh restaurants mentioned. We had more good news this week, we had confirmation that again we have

4 years ago we opened our doors to bring a taste of Catalunya to Cardiff. We hoped that our passion for our native land would shine through in every dish and every wine; finally a dream had come to fruition. An incredible amount of work goes in to sourcing and importing our craft wine and food products, however it’s

Laia tells me this week’s selection was easy, a firm La Cuina favourite! Ingenius, made by micro winery Julia Bernet in the Penedes region of Catalunya.   I love this Cava, it’s clean, crisp, dry, fruity and really easy to drink. I also like it because it has nothing added to it, no sulphites, no

Summer in Catalunya is a lot about Cava! It’s so refreshing when the temperatures are high. It unites people in the evenings, friends meet in an air conditioned bar to share a bottle of Cava and relax after a day at the office. This week Laia has chosen Carles Andreu Barrica for you to taste

This week has been a very joyous one at La Cuina, we’ve been hosting wedding celebrations. The pop of a great Cava sealed the couple’s future! Laia chooses L’Olivera Reserva Brut Nature. This Cava brought happiness this week to our guests on such a special occasion. For me this Cava brings hope, equality and a

I think Laia is missing the Catalan summer weather, this week she chooses Carles Andreu Rosat. A pink Cava from the talented producer Carles Andreu based in the wine region Conca de Barbera (province of Tarragona). Why did she choose it? There’s something very summer about a rose Cava, and I’m missing summer! This dry Reserva