In Barcelona, ​​Sergi de Meià revisits Catalan cuisine

Last December, Sergi De Meià’s gourmet restaurant moved to Barcelona to unveil 100% local Catalan cuisine. With Pau Olivés in the kitchen, Sergi de Meià’s establishment embodies the Slow Food 0 km movement.

Photos: Sergi de Meia

Located at 83 Carrer Laforja, a stone’s throw from Turo Park, the Sergi de Meià restaurant offers meals that combine the simplicity of Catalan cuisine with the finesse of gourmet cuisine. Having given his name to the restaurant, the Catalan chef pays particular attention to the quality of the products, their proximity and the way they are grown. “To cook well, we work with natural, seasonal, ecological, fair-trade products from small local producers.”.

Founder of the slow food movement Km0, the chef personally knows all his collaborators, whom he even considers as friends. A social dimension to his cuisine that he carries in his heart, just like his right arm Pau Olivés, the establishment’s chef.

The restaurant with its intimate decor and soberly has a floor, an interior terrace, but also a private lounge which can accommodate 15 people for events. The opening of the kitchen to the dining room is a particular desire of the restaurateur, who wants more transparency and proximity between the cooks and the customers. An appreciable singularity for an establishment of this standing.

Restaurant Sergi de Meia On the menu: traditional Catalan dishes, such as the dessert combining the honey and matotypical Montserrat cheese with honey in the form of ice cream, and the music station, a local dessert consisting of grilled dried fruit. Traditions revisited without exuberance, which will delight your taste buds. Far from monochromatic cuisine, the dishes are simple but colorful. The dish Arroz de mar recall the Mediterranean sun and the desserts are adorned with magnificent edible flowers, worthy of a work of art by Gustav Klimt or Monet. All this for not excessive prices.

photo: Sergi de Meia

Sergi de Meià, the child prodigy of Catalan cuisine

Sergi De Meià spent his childhood in a kitchen, that of his mother’s restaurant, before embarking on the profession at the age of 14. He became president of the Institute of Catalan cuisine years later and perpetuated this unique culinary art. This commitment to a circular economy is also a reflection of his love for the Catalan country, with “the use of products that produce a territory and a culture” explains the enthusiast. From his beginnings in the profession, he claims to have only worked with local products, “by working with young chefs who also had this sensitivity for organic and local cuisine”.

The restaurant can accommodate approximately 45 people per evening, so it is advisable to book in advance.

Practical information – Restaurant Sergi de Meià

Reservation on the website or by phone
Website :
restaurantsergidemeia.cat
Phone number:
+34 930 01 79 66
Find the menu here.
Instagram account
: @sergi_de_meia_permagastronomia
Address : Carrer Laforja 83, Barcelona

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