July 27, 2012

Behind the scenes of El Celler de Can Roca

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

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