Dinner at Albert Adria’s Pakta, Barcelona, Spain, Part 2

I arrived at Pakta while the prep for the evenings dinner service  was going on since  I was meeting Albert before he began his evening which includes a mad dash between his four restaurants in a few block area with Pakta being the farthest from the rest. Pakta means “union” in the Quechua language of…

Dinner at Albert Adria’s Pakta, Barcelona, Spain, Part 1

Nikkei adventure continues…… Part 1 I had been waiting to dine at Pakta since Spring of last year and then I finally got the opportunity a few weeks after my trip to Lima where, as I wrote in my last post, I had the chance to taste Mitsuharu Tsumura’s cuisine at Maido as I had…

Albert Adria, Tickets and 41°, Barcelona, Spain

I have had many conversations with Albert Adria over the years, and last year I had published an article during the time he was working on his new restaurants planned for 2013. Pakta opened to a very favorable response last year and my next post will be about the restaurant, the team which includes a…

Mitsuharu Tsumuru, Maido, Lima, Peru

On the first day of the Mistura food festival in Lima Peru last fall an early morning call from Franco Kisic, my Peruvian brother, reminded me that I had lunch reservations at Maido, and when I met Albert Adria that same morning at the event and I told him that I was going to Maido…

Pedro Arregui, Elkano, Getaria, Guipuzcoa, Spain

The small town of Getaria by the Bay of Biscay has a restaurant that is known to food lovers all over the region and it is where every chef heads for the best seafood in the area. I am talking Michelin-starred chefs like Juan Mari Arzak, who, when I told him the morning after having dined…