Meet the locals Joan Carles Sànchez, chef at Es Portal Hotel Gastronòmic
Joan Carles Sànchez, chef at Es Portal Hotel Gastronòmic
Market cuisine of the Empordà

In the heart of the region known as the Empordanet lies Es Portal, a leading gourmet hotel in Pals, considered by many to be the most picturesque village on the Costa Brava.

We interview Joan Carles Sànchez, chef at Es Portal Hotel Gastronòmic, who passionately defends Empordanet cuisine, both the food that he and his team cook and the cuisine that defines this small region’s culinary association, La Cuina de l’Empordanet.

Pals rice with black chanterelles, prawns from Palamòs, sea urchins from Palafrugell At Es Portal we cook local seasonal produce, with delicacy and creativity.

Born in Torroella de Montgrí and a fan of the Empordà, this chef extolls the virtues of authentic Pals rice and the different varieties grown in the area which, according to him, deserves to be ranked among the best rice in the world.

Filmed by TV Girona. Written and edited by Neorg.