A week before the long-awaited presentation gala of the Michelin 2024 guide, which will take place in Barcelona, tonight there was an aperitif at the old Damm factory with the delivery ceremony of the fourth edition of the Barcelona Restoration Awardswhich awards restaurants that have stood out in the last year for their connection with the neighborhood and with values like integration, quality of life, sustainability, innovation and adaptability to new times. The winners have been these.
Alapar has taken the prize Barcelona Restoration 2023 in the category of Gastronomic Quality. The jury has valued the fact of a unique gastronomic proposal in the city, for “being a avant-garde and haute cuisine establishment that represents the most cosmopolitan city“.
Quimet d’Horta has been distinguished with Integration in the neighborhood. Identification with the particularities of the environment and the territory has been rewarded, for “being a almost centenary local, reference and center of gravity of the neighborhood“.
Roots & Rolls has emerged as the winner of the category of Notorious or Innovative Local. The jury has evaluated the uniqueness of its conceptfor his ability to transfer joy, creativity and Asian flavors to space“.
There has also been honorable mentions for Cafe del Center and the restorer Pere Chias (La Font de Prades), and the Sustainability award to La Forquilla.
To the first, “for its 150 years of history as an emblematic establishment of the city linked to the neighborhood, with great sensitivity to preserve history and tradition in the city”, as decided by the jury.
TO Chias“for his involvement and dedication to the restoration of Barcelona, from the Gremi de Restauración, where he has remained for 37 years (9 as president), becoming a firm defender of associationism.”
Already The Forquilla“for its DNA linked to the life of the Barcelona markets and for its commitment to sustainability and corporate commitment.”
Jury made up of experts
The jury of Barcelona Restoration Awards 2023is made up of professionals linked to the sector under the presidency of the Councilor for Economic Promotion, Raquel Gil. The rest of the jury members are: the director of Comerç, Restauració i Consum of the Barcelona City Council, Manel Vazquez; the president of the Barcelona Restoration Guild, Salva Vendrell; the president of the Sustainable Restaurants association, Sergio Gil Flores; gastronomy expert journalist Tana Collados; the director of the magazine ‘Cuina’, Judith Calix; the expert in tourism and restoration Eva Ballarinand, as secretary of the jury, Marleny Colmenaresfrom the Serveis de Comerç, Restauració i Consum management of Barcelona City Council.