If you are looking at Girona properties over a day or two, it is hard not to find a reason to visit Celler de Can Roca, and for those looking at Barcelona real estate it can be tempting to get in the car and visit Girona for a restaurant visit in any case. Celler de Can Roca (Can Sunyer, 48) is a Michelin-starred restaurant run by three brothers who share a passion for food, wine and deserts. The restaurant’s sommelier, Josep Roca, has just been recognised in Spain’s national gastronomic awards, while Restaurant magazine has named the restaurant the second best in the world.
For those viewing Barcelona real estate, a trip to Girona for a fine feed may seem a little too much, even with the accolades that the trio of brothers Roca have received of late, and some fascinating Girona properties to investigate. Comerç24 is an excellent alternative for those looking to find a restaurant with strong sommelier expertise and an opportunity to pair dishes with wines.
Comerç24 is located on the edge of the El Born neighborhood of Barcelona’s Ciutat Vella district (Carrer de Comerç, 24). Open for lunch and dinner, it is suggested to visit when you have a few hours free, some good conversational company, and a hunger for experimentation and surprise. There are several degustation menu choices, but the 9 or 14 plate offering with wine pairings is ideal for building your understanding of how to combine food and wine, while also being delighted by the novelty and experiment of new international cuisine.
The brainchild of El Bulli alumni Carles Abellan, the restaurant concept aims to alternate “creation with tradition”. Dishes are inspired by Asian, Italian, American and, of course, Catalan cuisine. The atmosphere is gentle and light, without being so delicate that it feels uncomfortably fragile. There are usually a few seats available at lunch without a reservation, but these go quickly and are less likely during the summer months.
You can imagine yourself there with this video from Concierge:
While a side visit to Celler de Can Roca should definitely form part of your investigation into Girona properties, for those looking at Barcelona real estate, Comerç24 is a must, and an excellent chance to extend your own sommelier knowledge.