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DISFRUTAR BARCELONA - PUSHING THE BOUNDARIES OF GASTRONOMY

I was invited to Disfrutar in Barcelona with a group of company friends and courtesy of Mr. Esteve to enjoy a once in a lifetime experience and participate in what would be one of the best meals of the year in 2017 for me. The chef patrons of Disfrutar are the ex-sous chefs, who worked for Ferran Adria in the original El Bulli. Although Disfrutar holds „only” two stars from Michelin, it is strongly in contention for the three-star range based on the courses that I had, not to mention the fantastic setting and the level of service involved. But I guess Michelin doesn’t hand out stars easily to new restaurants with young chefs.


After El Bulli closed they first started by opening an informal restaurant called Compartir, meaning ‘to share’ and then not long after that they returned to their Barcelona home to open Disfrutar, meaning ‘to enjoy’. Oriol Castro, Eduard Xatruch and Mateu Casañas have since had an amazing impact on the international and Barcelona dining scene.


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