Artkuisine first opened its doors in 2007 after Chef Lefevre had ample training in other fine Barcelona establishments and with the influence of some of Spain’s most celebrated chef’s like Martin Berasategui and Ferran Adrià. These influences are reflected in the inventive food combinations, the overall presentation and finally the impressive attention to detail. In fact, if you like one of the pieces of Miss Rogla’s artwork found on the walls and on the table centerpieces, they can be purchased directly through the restaurant. Artkuisine is the complete experience: art for the palette and for the eyes.
As you enter the Artkuisine Restaurant run by the gracious Fanny Fiolleau & the talented young chef Rémy Lefebvre, you immediately get a feeling of both warmth and elegance in the lavishly painted white dining room, surrounded by the artwork of whimsical catalan artist , Mercedes Rogla. This wonderful impression continues with the hospitality and creative details of the dishes. Aside from the a la carte menu, guests have a choice between several tasting menus or from the chef’s own personal selection of the day. I selected the 4 course tasting menu, which did not disappoint.
Following some tasty “amuse-bouches”, the first course was the curious combination of sardines marinated with mustard, and accompanied by shallots, quince and guacamole! Contrary to what you may think , this dish was delicious with just the right blend of each ingredient. The second course was a refreshing and visually delightful calamari salad with a light Caesar dressing, bacon, lemon and edible flowers. It was almost a shame to eat this beauty!
The third course was a seafood medley of twice cooked “scorpion” fish with rice from the delta, and accompanied by fried baby squid and cuttlefish. Great care was taken in the combining these three to just the right degree of perfection. The final dish, the dessert, was a lovely Bordeaux cinnamon tart topped with a green apple liqueur and accompanied by scoop of homemade almond ice cream. A perfect end to an exceptional meal.
C/ Madrazo, 137 – 08021 Barcelona
T. 93 202 31 46