Fazenda group, Pep Guardiola, Txiki Begiristain and Ferran Soriano are teaming up with multi-Michelin star Catalan chef, Paco Perez.
Tast Cuina Catalana, roughly translated as ‘Taste from the Catalan Kitchen’, will be a celebration of Catalan food and wine, and will launch on King Street, Manchester, in June this year.
Paco Perez is the international patron-chef of two Michelin 2* restaurants - Miramar, in Llançà, (Girona) and Enoteca at the Arts Hotel in Barcelona, a city where he has six restaurants in all. He is also behind the Michelin 1* Restaurant Cinc at the Hotel Das Stue in Berlin.
Pep Guardiola, Txiki Begiristain, Ferran Soriano are among the investors in the restaurant. Acting in a personal capacity, the investors have teamed up with the independent Fazenda group, whose directors’ passion for South American cuisine has made their award-winning ‘rodizio’ grilled meat restaurants in Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester and Edinburgh a success.
Tast will have 120-covers over three floors, with a casual dining and bar area on the ground floor, a first-floor dining room and a second floor with private rooms offering a tasting menu.
As well as serving traditional Catalan starters and mains, the Tast menu will offer ‘tastets’ – small portions and nibbles to savour and to share.
Paco Perez says: “"We are delighted to bring the Catalan cuisine to Manchester and to be part of the amazing team behind Tast.”
Fazenda director Tomas Maunier says: “We are hugely excited to be working with these amazing creative talents. Catalonia has a distinctive identity and culture from that of Spain and our ambition is to introduce people to its wonderful tastes and flavours. Paco’s reputation is immense and we will serve some of his and Pep’s favourite Catalan dishes, both traditional and with innovative modern twists.”
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