Following the example of other European clubs, FC Barcelona renewed its entire catering seeking to be gastronomy reference and chooses the Iglesias brothers (owners of Espai Kru and Rias de Galicia) and Serunion | Executive chefs Ever Cubilla and Rafa Morales will be responsible for the supply of new premises in the stadium facilities
The rescued sandwich wrapped in aluminum foil in the middle of the match in the next season a tough competitor. FC Barcelona will open a restaurant within its own facilities. The prolific Iglesias brothers, owners of seafood Rías de Galicia, Espai Kru and tapas bar in addition to other business Cañota sets with the Adrià brothers as Tickets, Pakta or Old Man and Child Singularis taqueria, catering division of the company Serunion, will command the new gastronomic project that seeks to improve the Catalan stage your options. Singularis has been chosen by the club as a supplier of catering services for hospitality and executive chef Ever Cubilla and Rafa Morales (Espai Kru and Baixas) will be responsible for the cuisine. And it is that although the Catalan capital can boast worldwide fame of some of its restaurants, its first major field division, one of the most visited in the world (3.8 million between spectators and visitors to the museum in the season 14 to 15 according to the club) so far did not harbor any. The works inside the Camp Nou will begin in the coming months.
The two companies have managed to be awarded the competition refuse to take stock at the forefront of amount of business transaction or the number of jobs that will, but the figures suggest that it is the second-largest contract of its kind in a stadium of first division in Spain. The club, meanwhile, also wanted to assess the operation or specify whether the existing range of snacks in the field or not suffer variations.
In any case, the new restaurant space is not the only gastronomic level linked to medium-high stadium. Since last July the prolific Carles Abellan has placed his Tapas 24 next to the social clubhouse with terraces in both places (gutters and players) from the previous year and is open during the summer months in the Camp Nou Lounge the first tier of the grandstand, managed by Arts Cartering with chef Antonio Sáez forward. Also empurdanés Michelin star chef Jordi Jarcas (The Molí de l’Escala, Girona) is responsible for managing the best meats served on the stage for the finest guests Josep Maria Bartomeu since 2013. All due to a bet of the Directive which you have invested in these matters over the past four years some 9.60 million euros, according to some sources, but the restaurant itself bet goes one step further and wants to pursue excellence in every field of gastronomy.
The competition proposal was greedy and presented to it, in addition to the current company managed for years -Serhs- stadium catering, Sodexo Prestige, with biestrellado and TV chef Jordi Cruz and Serunion tandem Iglesias was, finally, winner of the contest. Together they wear gastronomically club: the boxes and anterooms of the stadium and the new restaurant, but not the presidential box yes remain with Jarcas. The service for school canteens -first restoration group in Spain will contribute its experience in the area of event management and large-scale spaces; the -second generation hosteleros- Iglesias, knowledge in the selection, handling high quality products for gastronomy and business vision.
The new restaurant of the Camp Nou last -of which permits to begin work on a months-yet unnamed sources close consulted and only reach to realize that “will have nothing to do with sandwiches or hamburgers” are managed. It will be installed in the current Romea room which has stunning views of the surrounding stadium, thanks to its elevated position above the main grandstand and its large window. Space limits on the inside with 10 private boxes, which allow for fractionated meetings with direct access to the stadium.
Managing its own restaurant in the Camp Nou has been long and is part of a strategy which will equate the experience of visiting the Catalan facilities to major European clubs where for some years the food came through the front door. PSG and Bayern Munich are some of them. One of the last was Manchester City when he joined the media English chef, Jamie Oliver to command by the catering firm American Legends, noble zone of the Etihad Stadium. But several years before the chef Delia Smith had successfully released its restaurant Delia’s inside the stadium of Norwich, Carrow Road and had also updated other pavilions world famous as the mismismo Madison Square Garden that features a range of dishes “copyright” in their facilities that deserve a gastronomic view sport like it or not.
In Spain, the only next example were in the stadium of Real Madrid. The Santiago Bernabeu has for some years an offer Gourmet leisure competent, though not excellent. The Camp Nou was until now an exception and, if required a culinary tribute had to be sought in and around the stadium, before or after the game. Now, fans will be easier to celebrate goals from Messi and Neymar as God intended for comfort or a good meal after the game if the score in injury time for not going. At least, that will have a recurring snack alternative.
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