La Sirena, Roses (If it’s good enough for Ferran Adrià…)

In gastronomic circles, Roses has, of course, always been associated with the five-time winner of the accolade of greatest restaurant in the world, El Bullí, where Ferran Adrià broke the mould of haute cuisine until it closed for good in 2011. I wonder how many of those fortunate enough to secure a reservation there actually … Read moreLa Sirena, Roses (If it’s good enough for Ferran Adrià…)

Mas Pou – the place to go for time-honoured Catalan comfort food

When visiting friends ask to go to a ‘typical Catalan restaurant’, one of the names that inevitably makes the shortlist is Mas Pou in the tiny village of Palau Sator, a few miles inland from the coast between Pals and Torroella. Apart from ticking all the boxes in terms of traditional Catalan restaurant décor – … Read moreMas Pou – the place to go for time-honoured Catalan comfort food

Pa i Raim… a well-kept secret no more…

Who could have guessed that hiding behind a discreet brown door on a plain grey street in Palafrugell lies one of the most outstanding gourmet experiences you’ll find anywhere for a mere €23? Pa i Raim bears the distinction of having been the family home of the acclaimed and much loved Catalan writer and journalist … Read morePa i Raim… a well-kept secret no more…

DVISI – Casa Vincke, Palamós

The most excitingly creative restaurant in Palamós has recently moved from its rather unprepossessing backstreet location to the far more fitting surroundings of the newly-opened luxury boutique hotel, Casa Vincke, run by the Mas de Torrent group. The new venue is fresh, spacious and modern with a wealth of blond wood, anthracite chairs, aubergine banquettes … Read moreDVISI – Casa Vincke, Palamós