It was always going to be a memorable night for me, being invited to my first ever Michelin Starred dinner at Bo.Tic Restaurant just outside of Barcelona, Spain. I had been like many others and watched numerous TV shows and seen many incredible dishes in magazines and online and been completely envious and craving the opportunity to experience a night like that.
I was now going to write a blog for a Bo.Tic Restaurant…
I started by getting myself scrubbed up to Michelin Star standard by dressing up in my one and only suit in my travelling collection. It is not often I get to dress up these days and it was nice to be wearing something different other than the Primark/K-mart clothes or Kathmandu outfits I usually live in.
Arriving at Bo
These feelings quickly left as soon as I entered the stunning building of Bo.Tic and met Cristina at the front desk. She gave me a lovely warm welcome and quickly showed me to my table for the evening.
I opted to experience the Chef’s Menu for the dinner option and once that had been finalised, I then had the more challenging job of looking through the wine list via a tablet laptop that had been provided to me. The list was full of many options and had wines from all the main wine districts in the world. The list had over 400 wines that were located in the cellar on site. I was close to choosing a wine from Chile but sort the advice of one of the knowledgeable waiters on hand.
With the Chef’s Menu which I had chosen, I was advised of a more suitable wine that was from the local Catalan district of Spain called Montsant. It was a red wine from 2011 which proved to be a perfect suggestion and quickly proved that the staff on hand at Bo-Tic know what they are talking about. At 58 Euro a bottle it also quickly becomes the most expensive bottle of red wine I had ever purchased, I’m sure that is just small change to many that dine in these extravagant places regularly.
The menu was staggered into different sections to tell a story during your dining experience. The different sections included from the bar, the station, roast meal, the bakery, starters, mains, and of course desserts. All in all, there were over 20 different dishes to experience throughout the menu and each one was a sight for the eyes and a delight for the palate.
The first selection of food that arrived to the table from the bar section gave me a quick indication of the standard and deliciously clever tricks I should come to expect for the rest of the evening. As written on the menu the cockles, olive and bread with tomato and anchovy were far different from what I expected. Most notably the anchovy was layered over a pillow of bread that inside was filled with an olive and tomato puree, this burst out with flavour once you sank your teeth into the delicious first bite.
With a detailed description presented on arrival about the inspiration behind each beautiful dish the serving staff delivered me, it was like being on a magical food story from beginning to end.
Around halfway through the night, I opted to enjoy my second bottle of the red wine. I was advised that if I didn’t finish the bottle, they would gladly re-cork it allowing me to take it home to finish at a later date.
The food journey that evening offered by Bo
Albert Sastregener and Cristina Torrent excel at offering an incredible gastronomic experience that pays tribute to traditional Catalan cuisine. The ingredients used throughout each and every dish is of the utmost highest quality and the cellar of over 400 local and imported wines ensures there is a wine on offer to accompany any taste.
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Obviously with an establishment like this booking ahead in a reasonable time is essential to ensuring your desired evening in culinary heaven can occur, it is worth noting that they are closed Sunday evening, Monday and Tuesdays.
Enjoy your dining experience in Bo
You can find Bo.Tic Restaurant at Avinguda Costa Brava, 6, 17121 Corçà, Girona.
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