It seems incredible that a Catalan farmhouse in the Costa Brava surrounded by vegetation in the middle of nowhere could become one of the most interesting sensory adventures you have ever experienced.
Last Saturday I had the pleasure of having dinner at Els Tinars restaurant a recognized benchmark in Spanish gastronomy with a michelin star, run by the third generation of the Gascons family.
I really wanted to try it and it met my expectations.
The feeling I had when arriving at the parking lot was that which causes a special, select and singular place. Once inside, I was surprised by the spacious and elegant room full of diners.
We sat next to the window, in a more intimate and very pleasant space. The service stands out for its class and tact.
We had requested a degustation menú and it seems that they did not have it well written down and they offered us the ordinary menu directly. Later they rectified and brought us the degustation menu. This menu is a ‘ book’ full of sensorial experiences which takes about 3 hours to eat.
If you do not like overeating at night, I recommend that you order it for lunch. It is an interesting option to know the variety of dishes and mixes in such a renowned restaurant.
I really liked the combination of traditional and modern cuisine.
Throughout the evening I felt that I was trying the best seasonal and local products, I thought reallly Costa Brava Moments.
The simplicity of products such as peas combined with all the flavors of a good cod along with the aromatic touch of the black truffle Melanosporum transported us to l’Empordà. In short, a feast of flavors, aromas and textures.
The desserts did not excite me. The one that caught my eye was that of organic mandarin, passion fruit and white chocolate.
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I will repeat the experience. Enough said.
What do you think of ElsTinars?