Barcelona’s Arts Hotel will bring together 52 Michelin stars in a gastronomic event with proceeds going to UNICEF.
By Montse Barba
Some of the best chefs in the world— with a total of 52 Michelin stars— pool their talents for Solidarity Stars, a tapas festival that will take place on June 12 at the Arts Hotel in Barcelona, Spain.
Arts Hotel, Barcelona.
Albert Adrià, pastry chef of El Bulli and currently at Tickets; Joan Roca of El Celler Can Roca, and Adoni Aduriz, Chef of Mugaritz, are three of the masters who will prepare their tapas in the gardens of the hotel, located on the city`s waterfront, next to the Frank Gehry’s iconic Peix sculpture. Paco Pérez, Chef at Enoteca restaurant, which holds two Michelin stars and is located inside the Arts Hotel, will act as host of the charity event that will celebrate the hotel’s twentieth anniversary.
(L) Albert Adrià, (R) Joan Roca.
The gastronomic evening begins with a tasting of Catalan wine and cava from the Castillo Perelada winery, during which attendees can bid on a selection of white wines chosen and signed by the participating chefs. Proceeds from the auction will be allocated to UNICEF programs aimed to help underprivileged children.
Afterwards, guests will be able to watch the chefs in the process of preparing the tapas, made with Spanish ingredients, before tasting them. To conclude the banquet, pastry chef Sylvain Guyez, also from Enoteca restaurant, will offer a show preparing a spectacular dessert.
(L) Adoni Aduriz, (R) Paco Pérez.
To mark the event, the Arts Hotel has created a package called "Exclusive Experience" which includes accommodation at the Royale and Presidential suites, located on the 42nd floor overlooking the beach and the Olympic Village.
The guests will also have special access to the kitchens where the dishes for the night are prepared, and will have a one year VIP pass for the Albert Adrià and Paco Pérez restaurants. The price is $27,400 per room and the proceeds will also be donated to UNICEF. ■
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