The Roca brothers' passion for cooking was initially kindled in Can Roca, the establishment their parents manage in Taialà, a neighbourhood lying on the outskirts of Girona. It is where they grew up, amid the hubbub of dishes, pots and pans and clients. The bar was their living room, their playground, where they did their homework, watched television... whence the aroma of the stews generously, simply and honestly prepared by their mother, wafted in.
If the best thing was tasting the scrumptious food at the El Celler de Can Roca, the second best thing was being able to take a look behind the scenes: the kitchen. Where dishes are concocted and desserts are presented like gems. Where the three brothers Juan, Josep and Jordi work in a creative chaos while welcoming visitors with a handshake.
The first stop: the patio
Slowly moving on: the entrance
Internal Patio conveying a contemporary atmosphere
View from the lady's room (just in case you were wondering)
Entering into the holy halls - the kitchen
A cook's most important accessory
Perfectly cleaned kitchen
The Roca's chemistry laboratory
My favourite item: Roca's inspiration board
It might be in Catalan but "Gol de Messi" is inspiration in any language
The end result of the inspiration board: a phenomenal menu
The Roca brothers discussing their next menu
An unforgettable experience