We had a superb experience in Can Jubany. Practically flawless,
Service was top notch. The best of all restaurants with one star we've been to and better than the attention we got at el Celler last time we visited a couple of months ago.
They were many, very kind and very professional, and the setting is fantastic. They rebuild this old Catalan countryside house to perfectly accomodate the restaurant feeling modern but preserving its identity very well. It reminded me of the impression I got when I first visited El Racó de Can Fabes, unfortunately closed last year after the chef died unexpectedly.
Food was incredibly well presented and executed. I detected not even the slightest flaw in the cooking, not too raw, not too salty, not too burned neither too prepared in advance, as you sometimes happen to guess.
To write home about was the rice with 'esperdenyes' and the brod with prawns cook a la Japanese in the table. My wife enjoyed a lot the oyster, a bit too much like what I had at 41º by Albert Adrià.
Worth saying that even if the chef is a bit of a celebrity he is very nice and approchable. I love how he publishes many of his recipes online in their website.
What is missing for a second Michelin star? nothing at all. Did the critic broke up with his girlfriend the night he visited? otherwise I'd be very curious to hear how this restaurant is at the same level of many others with one star in Catalonia with not so good execution, worse setting and worse service. Only Massana in Girona compares to this one and that is also an unfairly rated restaurant.
For a third? maybe a more defined and easy to identify style. Maybe, and this is just my guess, some dishes were too safe and others were too similar to famous chefs' dishes like the ball of cheese made with liquid nitrogen.
Anyway, if not getting a second star will keep the prices from rising, then I'll thank Michelin for being unfair to this place. Otherwise, please, wake up and do well your job, Michelin! we still need your guide because the trendy list of Restaurant Magazine is too short and too single-minded to replace yours any time soon.
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