The province of Girona in Spain is well known for its 16 restaurants holding 20 Michelin stars. One of the most outstanding is the 3-Star Michelin Chef restaurant, El Celler de Can Roca run by the three Roca brothers: Joan (chef), Josep (sommelier) and Jordi (pastry chef). Gastronomy is one of the strongest points of turism in the area and a point of pride for the Roca brothers who recently reclaimed the title as the best restaurant in the world on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list for 2015, an annual review sponsored by S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna.
The restaurant offers two tasting menus. There’s the 6-course Classics menu for €135 and there’s a 14-course Festival menu for €165. Appetizers are inspired by Joan Roca’s travels to Japan, Morocco, Thailand, Peru and Mexico with each appetizer representing a flavor typical for that particular country.
The luxury restaurant design was completed in collaboration between architect Sandra Trruella and interiors designer Isabel López Vilalta. The restaurant is a renovated country house built in 1911 by architect Isidre Bosch i Bataller with a relocated cellar space from the Rocha brothers property.
The house and cellar space, along with a sizable property purchase in the late 90s, quadrupled the restaurant which now seats more than 55 guests and houses 200 square meters for the kitchen, 200 for the winery, 200 for the dining room and 60 for the entry hall, plus an outside garden, walled in glass, to allow visitors the pleasure while dining.
Celler de Can Roca
Calle Can Sunyer, 48, 17007 Girona, Spain
+34 972 22 21 57