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Tucked away in a blue-collar neighbourhood of the Catalan city of Girona is what is considered by many to be the best restaurant in the world; El Cellar de Can Roca. In charge of the kitchen is Chef Joan Roca, a discreet, modest and resolute man. He works there with his two brothers, Josep (sommelier and maître d') and Jordi (pastry chef). They are the three rocks providing a solid foundation for the restaurant crowned the world’s best in Restaurant Magazine’s 2013 50 Best list.Our chef Katie Button will join in the precise and brilliant work they do in the kitchen at El Celler de Can Roca. She will help them in the preparation of their signature dishes in which traditional and avant-garde techniques transform prime produce into unique experiences for the senses. She will festoon a bonsai tree with caramelized olives, taste flower petal snacks… She will even learn to shape, using glass-blower’s techniques, a toffee apple with Jordi Roca, one of the most daring and innovative pastry chefs on today’s culinary scene.Joan will also take Katie to meet Montserrat, the Roca matriarch, who is still to be seen stirring casseroles in the family restaurant. Every inch the proud mother, she reveals Joan’s favourite dish, while he, as every day, eats standing up in the kitchen of his parents’ modest bar.
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