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“A hiden secret”
Review of La Rectoria

La Rectoria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $23 - $73
Cuisines: European, Mediterranean, Contemporary, International
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: La Rectoria is a restaurant situated in a rural setting and in a landmark building Espinavessa, in front of the kitchen Jordi Rollan author offers a cuisine that takes care of the details, with products of season and a touch of modernity. The restaurant reopen its doors on 19 April 2008, with a renovated Dining Space. A good ambience accompanies diners, they can enjoy a cuisine that offers sensations, textures, smells and colors. We work with the best seasonal products. Today converts itself into a vital stop for every good gourmet who want to enjoy the pleasure of the palate. La Rectoria want to transfer the illusion it each dish.
Reviewed November 3, 2013

It is a wonderful place to eat. If it was placed in a big city it will full everyday and it will be difficult to make a reservation, but if you travel across this aerea its worth to get there and enjoy the acurate cuisine they always offer at a more than reaonable price.

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1  Thank Ana Maria C
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Reviewed October 1, 2013

I had hoped to eat at La Serra in St Esteve de Guialbes with a group of friends but they were closed for their holidays. In an attempt to find another typically Catalan village restaurant in the area I stumbled across La Rectoria.
It's located in a quiet, pretty village and whilst you might expect to walk into a bit of a barn serving pork cheeks and snails, the interior reminded me of Hakkasan - beautiful, modern deisgn and furnishings in a charming old building.
We were lucky enough to have a bit of a wine buff with us and he pulled some cracking wines from the list, none of them expensive. The food was exactly the sort of thing you might expect in a country so inspired by El Bulli - exciting and challenging, brilliant at one turn and overambitious at the next.
The cow heel carpaccio with aubergine was one of the greatest plates of food I've had. Savoury, smooth, unctious, smoky - genius. The blue fish main course was so fresh it reminded me of a mackerel we ate on a fishing boat in Ireland - straight out of the sea and cooked there and then in a little sea water. The chocolate dessert (your correspondent unfortunately doesn't "do" chocolate) was met with delighted oohs and aahs from all those that ate it. The failure was a goats cheese soup served with tart blackberries and an unsweet sorbet. Not great on any level and certainly not a dessert - it needed sweetness.
The service was friendly and relaxed and the whole experience was terrific. Seek it out - La Rectoria deserves it.

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Thank Lars S
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

Food is always excellent, fresh tasty and well presented. I don-t think it will be long before a "reservation only" system will be needed.

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Thank Thomas K
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Reviewed September 20, 2012

While staying in a small town in Eastern Spain, we had the pleasure of dining in this chic and charming restaurant. It is nestled in the heart of a tiny village, and would be missed except for the recommendation of friends. Beautiful ambiance, graceful service and fabulous food. If you make the effort to find it, you'll not be disappointed. Don't miss the "Chocolate 4 ways".

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1  Thank PeggyVolkmann
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Reviewed July 22, 2012

The place is a bit challenging to find - but well worth it. Some of the highest quality food I've had in the area in the most unassuming place. I had the menu degustacio in order to taste the variety and creativity of the chef. Each dish was beautifully presented and matched with wine. I loved the fish and of course the desserts were to die for. I found it strange that there were so few people there in the evening - so I wonder if it's more of a traditional lunch crowd. Regardless we about had the place to ourselves which made the night even more special!

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3  Thank leaott
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