Moroccan chef Laila Ikhoutirn and her Catalan partner, Santiago Rodero, opened the boldly-decorated La Brochette in January. Described as a ‘charming bistro dedicated to chicken’, the international pair have taken this culinary staple, which they cook a l’ast (spit-roasted), and transformed it. Ikhoutirn explained that healthy, protein-rich chicken meat is often overlooked as an unexciting food. Drawing inspiration from across the globe—from their native Morocco and Catalunya to Mexico, Japan, America and beyond—La Brochette presents unusual flavour combinations to create fun, different and delicious dishes. Vegetarians haven’t been forgotten, however, as there are other options on the menu, such as aubergine parmigiana, to satisfy the tastebuds. Ikhoutirn is best known for her sumptuous puddings, and her tiramisu and cheesecake (served in a giant jam jar) are firm favourites amongst their growing band of loyal customers.
La Brochette. Muntaner 215.