Essentials A Land of Stars
A Land of Stars
Home to Dalí, Ferran Adrià and the Roca brothers

The province of Girona is now unquestionably one of the main international destinations for food and wine tourism. The Costa Brava, in particular, is at the forefront of culinary innovation and has become the most important focus of creativity in the world, in much the same way that it was once home to genius Salvador Dalí and consequently became the epicentre of surrealism.

El Celler de Can Roca, Girona. Author: David Ruano
  • El Bulli’s pioneering spirit and the excellence of its cuisine heralded a new era in the innovative cuisine scene, influencing first Catalan chefs, then spreading throughout Spain and to the rest of Europe, to finally attain global fame and put our province firmly on the map as the epicentre of global gastronomy.

  • That impetus is kept alive today by El Celler de Can Roca, winner of three Michelin stars and nominated the world’s best restaurant in 2013 and 2015. The Roca brothers continue to develop their project at present through their creative laboratory, La Masia. Besides, of course, the 14 restaurants with a total of 18 Michelin stars which keep Costa Brava & Girona Pyrenees on the crest of the wave as one of the Mediterranean’s top food and wine tourism destinations.

  • A few years ago, El Bulli decided to reinvent itself in Roses with El Bulli 1846, scheduled to open its doors this coming year with the aim of projecting Ferran Adrià’s legacy by launching a new exhibition centre for creating and showcasing cuisine. It will be the only place of its kind and is bound to turn Cala Montjoi into a place of pilgrimage for food lovers from all over the world.

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