Brothers Ferran and Albert Adrià are getting ready to open two new concepts in Barcelona next year. Today Spanish website Expansión catches up with Albert, revealing new details on the projects: contrary to a previous report, Pakta, the Japanese-Peruvian concept, will debut in March and not January. The brothers' new Mexican restaurant, which remains unnamed, will open its doors at some point over the summer.
Albert also revealed information on the respective locations, sizes, and teams at both projects:
Pakta will be located on Lleida Street and accommodate only 32. This all but ensures that it will be one of the toughest reservations in the city from the moment it opens. A previous report indicated, the Adriàs have put together a team that includes chefs from Peru, Spain, Argentina, and Japan. As for the menu: there'll be nigiris, but no sushi rolls, as well as tiraditos, ceviches, and nigiri-causas.
Though Albert is spearheading both projects, chef Paco Morales will be the chef de cuisine at the Mexican restaurant. That multi-level space will be located in the Raval neighborhood and seat eighty diners. Albert has said that the working name of the restaurant is Jaguar. It will in many ways be the Mexican equivalent of the brothers' wildly popular tapas funhouse Tickets.
The Iglesia brothers, who own Barcelona's Rías de Galicia and are partners in Tickets and 41 Degrees, will also be involved in both of these projects. More details as they become available.