Sunday, September 22, 2013

The road to El Celler de Can Roca, the world's best restaurant



Good evening from Barcelona, after a very long and delicious day, living a never-endingly eventful Travelife.

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This morning, we reluctantly left the beautiful city of Valencia, to head for Barcelona and onwards to the town of Girona, which is about half an hour from the French border.

BEAUTIFUL VALENCIA

Valencia charmed us immensely, and we really spent too little time here.

But those few days were so full of good food and great adventure. Read more about Valencia as soon as I get my computer fixed and my life back.



Anyway, our destination today was El Celler de Can Roca, the best restaurant in the world for 2013. We had managed to get a reservation for a table for four, and it happened to be one of the best tables in the house.



Of course we moved heaven and earth to get to El Celler de Can Roca in time for our meal. A confirmed table is next to impossible here, as the waiting list is something like 15 months. Yes, that is the next available table.



So we took the 830 AM train from Valencia, which was a high speed RENFE train which served a nice breakfast in First Class. The seats even had electric sockets, so we were able to plug all our devices and recharge them for Girona, while we feasted on jamon and eggs.

The guys were not keen on driving to Girona, as they were intent on doing serious damage to the wine cellar of El Celler de Can Roca. Incidentally, they have 50,000 bottles in this cellar.



So we took the fast train to Barcelona, and at the Barcelona Sants station, a driver and van was waiting to take us to Girona, one hour away.

We made it to lunch. Read more about this amazing experience in my next blog entry, on my forever eventful Travelife.

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