Get Your Just Desserts

[an error occurred while processing this directive] Hello sugar buzz, goodbye teeth. In a quiet corner of Barcelona 's Born district is a dentist's nightmare. This year, Europe's first gourmet dessert restaurant, Espai Sucre (Sugar Space), celebrates its fifth anniversary. The fantasy of Jordi Butrón, Espai Sucre is devoted to rescuing dessert from its secondary role in Spain 's gastronomic culture.

The intimate 30-seat dining room, decorated in a subdued, tasteful beige and black, offers a three- or five-course set menu costing $35 or $45, respectively. Diners may start with an appetizer of litchi, celery, apple and eucalyptus soup; proceed to...

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