Two Spanish Chefs Drop Into Mercat for a Week

A portal to Spain?
A portal to Spain? Photo: Carmen E. Lopez and AJ Wilhelm

The greatness of Spanish restaurant cooking is, like NASCAR, something New Yorkers hear about more than experience. So Mercat is providing a service to us by bringing in two talented young cooks from among the best restaurants in Spain this month, as Food & Wine’s Mouthing Off blog reports. “Oriol Sala Colomer, who was most recently cooking at the avant-garde El Bulli in Roses, Spain, and Roger Montana, who was in the kitchen at 3-star Michelin Restaurant Can Fabes in Barcelona” will be creating separate menus for a week starting on April 17, the restaurant’s one-year anniversary. We don’t know boo about the two cooks, other than the reputation of their home kitchens. El Bulli, of course, is the world capital and wellspring of molecular gastronomy, and Can Fabes has a classical, rustic Spanish aesthetic. But you can bet we’ll be hitting Mercat to find out more.

Kitchen Cameos at Mercat in New York City [Mouthing Off/Food & Wine]

Two Spanish Chefs Drop Into Mercat for a Week