El Celler De Can Roca, Girona Spain
Special thanks to Francisco Sagrera !!! Got a reservation at World's No 2 restaurant and made a trip to Barcelona.
The beautiful experience started before we stepped out taxi. Rustic wood fence with a understated sign gave a secluded feeling, reminded me SaisonSF. Well designed garden showcases the dinning room thru glass wall, and also provides calming open feeling for the dinners. The most amazing part is the triangle indoor Zen garden which slowed us down and set us in the mood for the most beautiful dinning experience.
El Celler De Can Roca has a good balance of molecular gastronomy technique, flavor, and texture. Very advanced techniques opened our appetite to get ready for an amazing culinary tour back to nature's true flavor and texture.
Girona has a beautiful medieval town with city wall built by Charlemagne the Holly Roman Emperor. It adds a romantic history to the trip.
The world: Maxico, Peru, Lebanon, Morocco, and Korea
St George's mushroom bombon
St George's mushroom brioche
Avocado, lime, cucumber, Chartreuse, watercress, rocket, oxalis, olive sorbet , olive oil
small clam/apple, cockle/paricot, mussel/smoke, clam/bay leave, oyster/grapefruit, shellfish broth/albarino
White asparagus w Iberian consonmme
White asparagus ice cream with truffle
Ice cold temperature did bring out the the pure flavor of white asparagus. Definitely win in flavor and creativity. One of main highlight.
Oyster with truffle and chickpea consomme
A whole king prawn
charcoal-grilled king prawn, king-prawn sand, ink rocks, fried legs, head juice, and
king prawn essence
Red sea bream, yuzu and capers
braised salt cod tripe, salt-cod foam, olive-oil soup, shallots and honey, thyme and chilli pepper. Vegetable contrast
Red Mullet cooked at low temperature
What is not to like about a concentrated fish soup? and perfectly cooked red mullet. This course has aroma, flavor, texture, and the nice touch of potato gnocchi for visual pleasure.
Iberian suckling pig blanquette with Riesling
Pegeon, liver and onion
curry-caramelized walnuts, juniper, orange peel and herbs
Watermelon sorbet with coconut and tarragon
rose cream, loquats and orange blossom, camomile sorbet, calendula gelatine, violet cloud, jamine oil
Rose cream, extra light texture with extra rose aroma. I am in love.
anise mille-feuille amb moka foam and coffe granita
huge selection of candies