The Casino de Peralada group made a wise move bringing Xavier Sagristà and Toni Gerez into their restaurant: in 2017 the group wanted to raise the gastronomic bar at the castle by bringing cuisine of the Empordà region to the Casino, and they've hit the jackpot, earning their first Michelin star. Sagristà, a chef who takes his time, oblivious as much as possible to the competitive pressure of heavy-hitters, has been able to work at his own pace and with enough financial backing to realise his dreams. You can see (and taste) the proof in dishes such as the parmesan 'xuixo' (similar to a fried doughnut) or the truffled pheasant consommé with mushrooms, which carry on the tradition they started years ago in the now defunct (and historical) Mas Pau. The restaurant brings back a style of haute cuisine that, although it's suitable for all tastes and has strong roots in produce from the local land, has the spirit of signature cuisine and is undeniably avant-garde.
|Venue name:||Castell Peralada Restaurant|
Sant Joan, 7
|Opening hours:||Mon, Tue closed; Wed-Sun 1pm-3.30pm, 8pm-11pm.|