Those Campers' food balls are atrocious.
I really want to try percebes again, after having sampled a small amount of them in a TURBOT (hyacinth vapour) dish at Alinea.
Does somebody kno of a place that would include percebes in a dish, or serve them however they are normally served on their own? Are there any stalls in markets that might feature these items? I was reading T T Sietsama's 2004 Postcard from Barcelona and it said this:
"RIAS DE GALICIA (Lérida 7, 011-34-93-424-81-52)
"The king of all seafood!" trumpets my server as he places a plate of goose barnacles on the table. Luscious as it is, the delicacy faces plenty of competition in the restaurant's pristine oysters, head-on shrimp and garlicky baby eels (served with tiny wooden forks so the threadlike fish won't slip off the tines). The ocean-fresh ingredients represent the best of what's local, and while they come at a price, you'll be dining in grand style: The wood gleams, the chairs encourage long meals and the wine list runs rich. Entrees $20-$40."
Also, any more recent reports on Gaig and Abac?
How about Sant Pau?
Apart from Hotel Omm, is there a modern, central hotel?
Are there specific items from the Boqueria market/specific stalls that should be visited?
Several stalls in the Boqueria sell Percebes (not sure about seasonality). Check mainly the seafood stalls in the circle around the "inner" fish stalls, but don't remember seeing them served in any of the market bars, but couldn't say for sure they won't have them. Rias de Galicia is what it is, a good Galician Restaurant.
Pedro from eG and I went to Sant Pau in December and it was not memorable at all. You're better of driving a bit further to Girona and eating at El Celler De Can Roca. While you're at it, you might as well give Rafa in Roses a call and ask him if he has/can get Percebes for you.
Since most products in the boqueria market are fresh, I'm not sure what you can take with you other than the usual stuff: Ham (but you might want to get the better one at Jamonisimo), Catalonian cheese, saffron, nyoras (sort of dried peppers, good for sofrito), dried mushrooms, butifarras (sausages), fuet, etc.