For the second consecutive year, the gastronomic area of Sónar by Day will feature menus by three Michelin-starred chefs.
Fina Puigdevall, Cooking with soul.
“Even putting to one side the Michelin stars (two) and it’s many awards and garlands - globally recognized and across disciplines - Les Cols is a restaurant that makes an impression. Fina Puigdevall and Manel Puigvert have created a truly unique space and project of unusual quality. As much a product of the incredibly fertile La Garrotxa region as the produce she uses is Fina Puigdevall’s cooking style. A natural reflection of the surrounding countryside, following the seasons, her ingredient-first dishes emerge from the kitchen in the same house she was born in. With almost supernatural control over her ingredients, humble staples are elevated to a new level; buckwheat, sweetcorn, broad beans from Sant Pau or fresh eggs from her own chickens. This is food as art and poetry, sensuality and essence, intimate and inward looking yet open to contemporary discourse, compromise and looking to the future. Warm and sensual, these are dishes with soul, food to fall in love with.”
Pep Palau, Co-director, Fòrum Gastronòmic
Albert Adrià, the boy from elBarri.
“There’s a delicious irony in the fact that Hoja Santa, a mexican is one of the most popular restaurants owned by the elBarri group. Placed in the capable hands of chef Paco Méndez by Albert Adrià, the restaurant continues to quietly innovate, consistently presenting the best in central american cuisine. Traditional recipies from across the region are paid homage to, converted into jewels for the eyes and tastebuds. From exquisite moles to tacos that will blow your socks off, explosive infladitas, airy quesadillas and more, the menu is a flood of textures and sensations that combine to create a particular vision of México. “
Belén Parra, Food critic and blogger at www.gastronomistas.com
Hideki Matsuhisa, Japanese haute cuisine.
“Born in Toyota, Japan in 1972, Hideki Matsuhisa took his first steps in Japanese cuisine as a child, working in his fathers restaurant. At the age of 25, following work in the kitchens of several establishments in Tokyo, Hideki found himself in Barcelona. Fascinated by the quality and variety of the local mediterranean seafood, he decided to embark on a new journey: to combine traditional Japanese technique with the produce and flavours of the Mediterranean. In october of 2009, Koy Shunka (“Intense aroma of the season”) opened it’s doors. It’s hallmarks a spectacular open kitchen (the dream of any chef), and the long cedar bar where diners are invited to sit opposite the Itamae or sushi master, ringside seats for the gastronomic show ahead - the just winner of a michelin star that is renewed year after year.
Roger Ortuño, Editor in Chief - comerjapones.com
Sónar 2018 expands its gastronomic offer with an extensive selection of foodtrucks both in Sónar by Day and Sónar by Night, with a varied and sensitive offer to all types of people and intolerances. Twenty culinary proposals with organic products, handmade products and proposals from different countries such as India, Peru, Japan and Mexico.
Foodtrucks at Sónar by Day
Massala 73. Savoury rices from India
María una crep. Artisanal sweet and savoury crepes
La Porchetta. Authentic porchetta sandwiches
Fileteando. Hamburguers and street food made from organic ingredients
Corazón de Agave. Street food from from Mexico
Nomo. Japanese cuisine "prêt-à-manger"
La Rodante. Organic pizzas
Kao. Asian food by Josep Mª Kao
Rocambolesc. Author's ice cream by Jordi Roca
Foodtrucks at Sónar by Night
Gala Urban Food. Organic Veal Burgers
Indifood. Author Hotdogs
Laufer. Street food for carnivores
La Moderna. Artisanal and organic crêpes
Na Madrona. Italian and Sicilian dishes
Kebab on wheels. Traditional kebabs
Mandonga. Meatballs sandwiches
Warike Project. Peruvian street cuisine
Nómadas Pizza. Organic pizzas
OnRoad. Organic Meat Burgers
Corazón Verde. Asian Cuisine
Both Sónar by Day and Sónar by Night bars will serve Estrella Damm including Free Damm alcohol-free beer and Daura beer suitable for coeliacs. In the VIP areas of Sonar by Day and Sonar by Night there will also be Inedit beer.
Sónar by Day bars will offer a Red Bull cocktail service, frozen cocktails will be sold in the Absolut brand space. Drinks and special cocktails will be served in the Torres 15 and Royal Bliss areas. J&B Innobar will be a space for cocktails and experimentation to discover new innovative ways of tasting whisky.
At Sonar by Night, Absolut, Beefeater, Red Bull and Royal Bliss will have a space where they will serve cocktails specially designed for the festival.
This year Sónar expands its wine offer with the collaboration of Sangre de Toro. Several of their products will be available to taste at the space they'll have at Sónar by Day, located near the SonarHall stage and at the P5 (Palau de Congressos).
In the VIP Areas of Sónar by Day and Sónar by Night a selection of wines from the Torres Family will be offered.
This year at Sónar by Night you can try the surprising range of shots by Thunder Bitch, available at the main bars at each of the 4 stages, and at their own space at the venue.