I spent three days and two nights at this property in central Catalonia. I had heard of it in the radio, more specifically because of the chef and promoter Nandu Jubany, and feared I might have too high expectations regarding its cuisine. All the opposite.
The place itself is nice and quiet, with all rooms different from each other (some with jacuzzi, mine had just a big shower with plenty of hot water), big beds and air-con. There is also a small indoor swimming pool, small enough to look like a big bathtub. The personnel is always attentive and helpful. But best of all is the produce of the kitchen, mostly unsophisticated but top quality ingredients excellently prepared.
Starting with the most obviously easy, the breakfast is a complete buffet of cereals, fruit juices, pastry and local pig delicatessen and cheese products. You would like to taste them all. I focused on the cheese and all the variations of delicatessen that so perfectly combine with "pa amb tomàquet" (bread with tomato, for those who can't speak Catalan).
Then two lunches and two dinners were just top quality each and every course: fideuà (sorry, no translation for this: you gotta try it), crisp roasted baby pig (it melts out in your mouth), slow cooked hake, fish soup, potato and leek soup, ... even the salads were top notch. The desserts combined multiple creams (ice cream, whipped cream, Catalan cream, ...) and red fruits each time in a different way, not spectacular but effective.
But my favorite was the last lunch, served as multiple small tasting specialties: Raspberry iced Bloody Mary, home style cod fritters, chicken cannelloni, paella, puff pastry with foie curlers and I can't remember how many more. Definitely a 10.
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- Also Known As:
- Mas Albereda Vic
- Mas Albereda Sant Julia De Vilatorta, Province Of Barcelona, Spain