Spain 2010: Restaurant 5: Les Cols (**)

Another fantastic restaurant… this time it is Les Cols in Olot. This is a modern kitchen and restaurant that tries to stay true to nature and its produce, and succeeds. Highly recommended

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Spain 2010: Hotel: Les Cols 

The evening before we were to eat at Les Cols restaurant we were staying in the 5 room hotel next door. This architecture concept hotel has won many architecture awards throughout its existence. Highly recommended

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Spain 2010: Restaurant 4: El Celler de Can Roca (***)

Wow!! this was amazing…. we had dinner at El Celler de Can Roca. We knew it was going to be good but it was outstanding. The Roca brothers cooking as well as the informal, attentive service was the best. No wonder this restaurant is number 4 in the S. Pellegrino top 50 best restaurants in the world after Noma, El Bulli and the Fat Duck. Highly recommended

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Spain 2010: Restaurant 4: Els Tinars (*)

Els Tinars was a bit of a strange experience. This 1 Michelin star restaurant in Spain is different. Different being good but definitely also being bad….. Average

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Spain 2010: Restaurant 3: Castell d’Emporda

After our first night in Girona we drove to hotel Castell d’Emporda in la Bisbal. The hotel is situated on a big hill with wonderful views of the country side all around. One night we had dinner in the hotel restaurant. Hotel: Recommended, Restaurant: Not recommended

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Spain 2010: Restaurant 2: Bo.Tic (*)

The second day we moved further into the Emporda region staying at Castell d’Emporda about which more in the following post. Just outside of Bisbal d’Emporda there is chef Albert Sastregener i Surroca’s restaurant Bo.Tic.

Bo.Tic is a modern restaurant with only about 8 tables. I must say Bo.Tic was probably one of our favourite restaurants during our Spain trip. Highly recommended! Continue reading

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Spain 2010: Restaurant 1: Massana restaurant (*)

The first day of our holiday, the day of our arrival in Girona we had a table booked at Pere Massana’s restaurant in the centre of Girona, Massana. We really liked this restaurant, it looks like a relatively general restaurant with some modern touches. The service was great (they tried to teach us speak Spanish :-)) and the food didn’t disappoint either. The food could be described as pure and traditional with some modern techniques utilised where it makes sense, think some sous-vide and foam preparations. This is a solid restaurant that delivers what you would expect from it and that is quality in all aspects. Recommended. Continue reading

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