Interview: Joan Roca (El Celler de Can Roca, Spain)

When 27 years ago Joan and Josep Roca created their own restaurant beside the one of their parents, they started to realize their own dream. Chef Joan and sommelier Josep were later joined by their younger brother Jordi, who is master of the sweet pleasures. Six years ago they moved into their own space where … Continue reading

El Somni – the gastronomic opera by El Celler de Can Roca

It was a nice morning in London last Monday when we have gathered in Mandarin Oriental, a nice international crowd  of food and travel journalists and opinionmakers, for the Catalonian breakfast with the legendary Roca brothers (El Celler de Can Roca) and tonight (6th May) is the day when premiere of El Somni will happen. … Continue reading

Catalonia’s Humble Culinary King

For most foodies, nothing conjures up Catalonia’s emergence as a culinary hotspot like the ethereal foams of celebrated chef Ferran Adrià. Using outlandish ingredients, inventive technology, and a tasteless stabilizing agent, Mr. Adrià found a way to convert the edible and drinkable into the otherworldly. But for homegrown foodies, the key to Catalan cuisine can … Continue reading