Located in the basement of the majestic Gran Teatre del Liceu, Opera Samfaina is the latest brainchild of the Roca brothers. In the large, multisensory space, with upside down chairs fixed to the ceiling, past a red velvet curtain is a series of dioramas that retrace the mythical roots of Catalan cuisine. “It’s a cave of surprises and visual poetry,” said artist and designer Franc Aleu. With the aim of promoting Catalan culture and food, the wacky and wonderful space is divided into sections: ‘Diva’ serves tasting menus, the bar ‘Solidaria’ features creative tapas designed by leading Catalan chefs, and ‘El Mercado’, with five meticulously-designed islands, offers classic Catalan snacks. A truly unique dining experience, Opera Samfaina is a theatrical showcase for the best of Catalan cuisine.
Opera Samfaina. Gran Teatre del Liceu.