Majestic Hotel & Spa Barcelona to participate
For the second consecutive year, Barcelona’s Passeig de Gracia, one of the most iconic streets in the city, will deliver its unique gastronomic festival. From March 14 to 24, “Passeig de Gourmets,” will offer a variety of food and drinks at special prices available at 18 of the neighborhood’s most noteworthy restaurants. Majestic Hotel & Spa Barcelona’s headline participation in the festival is highlighted by providing all four experiences that form the event under the same roof: the platillos or small plates tour; the tasting menu; the “Four Hands Kitchen,” and the gourmet experience. The 271-room property, an 101-year old landmark in the city of Guadi, prides itself on offering mouthwatering cuisine and avant-garde menus.
For travelers seeking a quick bite or platillo at El Bar del Majestic, the five-star hotel will offer a fresh platter highlighting the vegetables they grow in their own garden for only 7 euros, including beer, wine and soda. At Restaurant SOLC, the property’s high-end eatery, Passeig de Gourmets enthusiasts can enjoy a tasting menu prepared by the hotel’s Executive Chef, Luis Llamas. The menu will be filled with succulent dishes such as a brioche with oxtail from Lleida with pickled onion and Maresme peas with Bilbao-style Perona beans. For 50 euros, the tasting menu also includes wine pairings, coffee and chocolate for dessert.
One of the main attractions of this culinary event, also taking place at SOLC, will be the Four Hands Kitchen experience, where two prominent chefs will be cooking for guests. On March 19, Michelin-starred chefs Nandu Jubany, also chef consultant at Majestic Hotel & Spa Barcelona, and Carles Gaig, owner of Fonda Gaig and Restaurante Gaig, will deliver their take on Catalan cuisine with a three-course menu. Appetizers include oyster gratin, sea bass and caviar tartare and Cantabrian anchovies on a bed of stracciatella with Osona truffle, while the main courses include Palamós prawn risotto, Iberian ham and homemade Catalan black pudding broth, among other dishes. The price for this experience starts at 105 euros or 140 euros with paired wines.
Lastly, the gourmet experience will take place in a cooking gameshow format where two participants will ideate and prepare a dish based on surprise ingredients. A jury comprised of teamembers from the hotel will pick a winner who will receive a complimentary meal at Restaurant SOLC as their prize.