The world famous trio of chefs known as the Roca brothers—Joan, Jordi and Josep—who are also the masterminds behind El Celler de Can Roca, are expanding their footprint with a new tapas bar and more in their native Girona.
Casa Cacao, as part of the project will be called, will be opening its doors in the city center and will include a boutique hotel with 15 rooms, to be run by Joan Roca’s wife, Anna Payet, and a chocolate factory and shop directed primarily by Jordi in collaboration with master chocolatier Damian Allsop.
As for the tapas bar, which will likely be called Boca Seca, the brothers say they were won over by the location and characteristics of the space. Previously occupied by Mon Oncle restaurant, their new locale is on a natural wine route, has a lovely terrace for outdoor dining, and is small and cozy.
Sherry wines will have a major presence at their new tapas bar, as will a careful selection of wines from lesser-known bodegas. Menu highlights include shrimp pancakes and kidneys in sherry.
The Roca brothers are known for their success behind El Celler de Can Roca, included among the best restaurants in the world year after year. They also have several ice cream shops across Spain called Rocambolesc, where they sell amazing frozen creations developed by Jordi.