The province of Girona is a place of reference for lovers of gastronomy. This 2022, thirteen restaurants have been awarded a star in the Michelin Guide. El Celler de Can Roca with three stars; Bo.Tic, Miramar and Les Cols with two Michelin stars, and L’Aliança 1919, Castell Peralada, Les Magnòlies, La Fonda Xesc, Empòrium, Massana, Els Tinars, La Cuina de Can Simon and Ca l’Enric with one Michelin star. Find out where these restaurants are located, what cuisine they practice and start planning your gastronomic getaway in the province of Girona.
One of the best-known restaurants in the world is in Girona. El Celler de Can Roca, run by the brothers Joan, Josep and Jordi Roca, is the only restaurant in the province with three Michelin stars. The twice named “best restaurant in the world” offers a unique gastronomic experience, with innovation and authenticity as its maxims.
Bo.Tic restaurant in Corçà, in Baix Empordà region, maintains the two Michelin stars it obtained last year. Albert Sastregener and Cristina Torrent i Cos, chef and restaurant manager respectively, went from an old mill to an old carpentry workshop for carriages and shortly after they got their first star. A creative cuisine restaurant with Catalan roots, with a cellar with more than 400 references.
The renowned chef Paco Pérez is at the helm of Miramar, a restaurant with two Michelin stars in Llançà, in the region of Alt Empordà. Avant-garde haute cuisine dishes with Mediterranean expression a few kilometers from the easternmost point of the Iberian Peninsula, Cap de Creus. In addition, the restaurant has five spectacular suites on the seafront to fully enjoy the experience.
In the rural setting of Olot, in the region of La Garrotxa, is the restaurant Les Cols, run by chef Fina Puigdevall together with her daughters in the family farmhouse where she was born. It offers a cuisine of seasonality and proximity, with proposals rooted in the land and the landscape that surrounds it. Thanks to its orchard and R&D, the restaurant values humble products typical of La Garrotxa such as buckwheat, potatoes from Vall d’en Bas or ratafia from Olot.
Cristina Feliu and Álex Carrera run L’Aliança 1919, a restaurant located in a house from 1919 in the old town of Anglès, in the region of La Selva. The restaurant regained its Michelin star last year, which it had won for the first time in 2008 with chef Lluís Feliu and lost it when he passed away. Cuisine based on regional and seasonal foods, with traditional bases in constant evolution.
Castell Peralada restaurant is located in a renovated 14th century castle with spectacular views located in the municipality of Peralada, in Alt Empordà region. Chef Javi Martínez takes over from Xavier Sagristà in the kitchen, and Toni Gerez, restaurant manager and sommelier, completes the tandem that runs this Michelin star restaurant with a contemporary vision of Empordà’s cuisine.
Isidre Fradera and Roser Gumà are the married couple who run Les Magnòlies, a restaurant located in a renovated 19th century stately tower located in the Arbúcies valley. With a cuisine carefully evolved from traditional products, chef Víctor Torres and his young team are in charge of transmitting the flavors of Montseny to all diners.
In an inn located in a mansion from 1730 in Gombrén, in the Ripollés region, is La Fonda Xesc. Chef Francesc Rovira, a disciple of Santi Santamaría (Can Fabes), presents a contemporary and creative proposal attached to the territory, working with local seasonal products. In addition to having fourteen rooms equipped with all the comforts to enjoy this unique setting.
Empòrium restaurant is located inside the hotel with the same name, in Castelló d’Empúries, in the Alt Empordà region. It is a family business restaurant, run by the Jordà family since 1635. Empordà classic cuisine, made from local organic products, but with contemporary touches.
In the center of the city of Girona, there’s Massana restaurant. His chef, Pere Massana, carries out a cuisine that respects the roots of tradition and the nature of each product, with delicate presentations, full of nuances and avant-garde techniques. Taking advantage of the environment and the season, his kitchen keeps moving throughout the year.
The third generation of the Gascón brothers is the one who takes the reins of Els Tinars, Marc as chef and Elena as restaurant manager. The restaurant is located in a completely restored old farmhouse, in the municipality of Llagostera. They bet on a creative and market cuisine based on Catalan and seasonal products. They also have a cellar with more than 500 Spanish and international references.
La Cuina de Can Simon restaurant is located in an old fisherman’s house located in the old town of Tossa de Mar. Since 1988, the Lores-Gelpí family has been in charge of this restaurant that combines modernity and traditional cuisine with products such as fish, seafood and local vegetables.
Ca l’Enric restaurant, in the Vall de Bianya (La Garrotxa), is run by the brothers Jordi, Isabel and Joan Juncà. It started in 1882 as a hostel and over time it became a restaurant. Currently, its traditional Catalan cuisine with avant-garde inspiration is developed from seasonal products and ingredients from its closest environment, the forests of the Vall de Bianya.
If you are looking for a hotel in the province of Girona to enjoy during your gastronomic getaway, Rosamar Hotels has five hotels located in Lloret de Mar, in the heart of the Costa Brava, a few meters from the beach and the city center.
If you come as a family or with children, you can stay at Hotel Rosamar Maritim, Hotel Rosamar Garden Resort or Hotel Rosamar & Spa. If you come with friends or as a couple and prefer a stay for adults only, you can stay at Hotel Rosamar Es Blau Adults Only +21 or Hotel Rosamar Maxim Adults Only +21.
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