Bodega Montferry


Bodega Montferry

I crossed town to Bodega Montferry for one of their enticing, potentially hangover-curing-yet-gut-busting sandwiches that I have been so keen to try. Yet on a Saturday I had chosen the wrong day, those sandwiches are for weekdays. Nevermind, it just means I’ll have to make a visit back the other time.

Bodega Montferry is one of those old fashioned neighbourhood bars that I always fear won’t be with us for much longer. Serving good rustic food, wine from the barrel and in need of a good dust, like many place of its ilk it was packed for Saturday lunch as everyone tucked into hearty tapas.

Inside Bodega Montferry Sants, Albion Food and Events

Having got over my bocadillo disappointment we ordered a plate of lacónboiled ham drenched in peppery olive oil and a generous shake of smoky paprika. Improved quality baguette would’ve made it even better but it was still a good vehicle for all that smoky oil.

Lacón boiled ham, Bodega Montferry, Albion Food and Events
Lacón (boiled ham)

Next a plate of what the Catalans call mar y muntanya, or ‘surf and turf’ as we Brits know it. In this case pork meatballs and baby squid in a sauce made with the ink and a picada, typically made of nuts or fried bread which is used to thicken sauces here. Its deceiving how you feel this meat and fish combination shouldn’t work but absolutely does.

Meatballs and baby squid, Bodega Montferry, Albion Food and Events
Meatballs and baby squid

Alongside, anchovy fillets in oil and oregano, their salty bite and fuller flesh, compared to the tinned variety, make them the perfect accompaniment to a midday ‘hair of the dog’.

Anchovy fillets in oil and oregano, Bodega Montferry, Albion Food and Events
Anchovy fillets in oil and oregano

If you’re intrigued to know more about those sandwiches that got me across to Sants feeling a little worse for wear, here’s a preview courtesy of their social media. One of these will find you on a fast track to a coronary and a long way from vegetarianism, but speedily in the direction of recovery after a heavy night.

Bull blanc, brie and cucumber sandwich, Bodega Montferry, Albion Food and Events
Bull blanc, brie and cucumber sandwich
Lacón and mustard sandwich, Bodega Montferry, Albion Food and Events
Lacón and mustard sandwich
Pigs ear sandwich, Bodega Montferry, Albion Food and Events
Pigs ear sandwich
Sardine and mussel in escabeche sandwich, Bodega Montferry, Albion Food and Events
Sardine and mussel in escabeche sandwich
Brie, bacon and pâté sandwich, Bodega Montferry, Albion Food and Events
Brie, bacon and pâté sandwich
Sobrassada, rosemary and sweet potato sandwich, Bodega Montferry, Albion Food and Events
Sobrassada, rosemary and sweet potato sandwich
Chorizo and gorgonzola sandwich, Bodega Montferry, Albion Food and Events
Chorizo and gorgonzola sandwich

Bodega Montferry, Carrer de Violant d’Hongria Reina d’Aragó 105, Sants

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