Gourmet On The Go: ROCA MOO
Housed in the artsy Hotel Omm in the middle of Barcelona, the popular Roca Moo is a modern, stylish one-star Michelin restaurant that exudes a chic yet playful atmosphere. It is run by the three Roca brothers, who also operate El Celler de Can Roca in Girona, which was voted No. 1 on the prestigious S.Pellegrino World’s Best Restaurants list in 2013 and again last year. Prices are high but not outrageous for fine dining at this level.
Try the eight-course tasting menu with wine pairing for a serious gustatory encounter or opt for a la carte dining. Gems include the inventive garden salad, which is bursting with fresh flavors; smoked pigeon carpaccio; subtle lemon sole; lovely salt cod in broth; spicy saddle of lamb; and for dessert, the zany chocolate “cigar.” Tables are airy and open, but for a memorable educational experience, sit at the bar in front of the open kitchen and watch chef Joan Roca prepare his creations.
You’ll find no shortage of unusual bottles on the fascinating wine list; let the sommelier select for you.
Carrer Rossellon, Barcelona, Spain
+34 934 454 000