From the new restaurant Marea Alta, on top of the tower Colon, you will be seen throughout the city
Barcelona will have from April with one of the most romantic restaurants in the city, especially for those who come to the scene in time to have a drink on the terrace before sitting at the table, in the evening time, as the sun it is hidden in the asphalt. Marea Alta is the name finally chosen for the new facility which will put on the 24th floor of the tower Colon and aims to gain a foothold in the guides of the restaurants with the best views in major cities worldwide.
The dining experience, direct Enrique Valentí, will focus on fish, especially grilled. Luxury, intend, will be in the product quality on the success of cooking and the view of 360 degrees in a room of 360 square meters, part of a total area of almost a thousand meters from the bar on the 23rd floor, that Marea Baja, restaurant and kitchens will be called. The average bill will be around 50 euros for those who feel to lunch or dinner and will be less if you opt for a snack at the bar, whose finger-food offer is still emerging.
The new facility, which has an investment of about four million euros from various Catalan businessmen, occupy three floors of hexagonal structure found at the top of the tower Colon in Drassanes, an area that crowns a building that is not lost to Barcelona. Built in 1971, with 110 meters high, it was the first to beat the barrier of hundred meters past the Banc de Sabadell, built in 1969, with 83 meters. The building continues to host numerous offices and has as many supporters as detractors. The first praise the slight curvature of the upper part of its structure, it was innovative in the time; the second point with skepticism its higher floors offer the best views of the city, because they are the only ones can´t divide the tower, which was built with the aesthetics of the seventies.
One of the elevators, a concierge, lead to the upper floors, where the new facility will be located in what was the headquarters of the shipping company Ibarra, spread over three floors. Diners can travel on floors 23, where the bar, 280 square meters, with terrace will be and the 24, which will house the restaurant. The kitchens, with a spectacular view, be installed on the 25th floor The interior will accommodate the hexagonal glass structure overlooking the city (from distance you can see the Maresme area) and the tables will be distributed glued to the windows. In addition, several telescopes will be installed on the terrace to admire the details of the city from above.
Enrique Valenti, who once launched the Dove House and Chez Coco restaurants and continues to lead the successful proposal Bar Bas, on Rambla Catalunya, will head the new restaurant will be dedicated to fish, starring product. “We have sought inspiration as emblematic houses and admired as Elkano and Kaia, Getaria, grills and we want the grill is fundamental. There will be grilled and smoked. But in frying fish, stews and marinades, as well as light appetizers, not subtract prominence to the main course. What is not is a fish restaurant with Asian cuisine. ” Valenti is forming a team that will make up about forty people and for the time already has important signing, that of Julia Duque, who served under Fermi Puig at the Drolma disappeared and who also worked at his side at Chez Coco. The bar area is open not only to customers of the restaurant, but those who want to have a drink or taste the pecking proposal and, above all, enjoy the views.
Barcelona has restaurants located in the highest, and the Torre de Alta Mar, the Dos Cielos, the Torres brothers (in the area of 22 @) or Casa Martinez in Montjuïc. The central location of the new restaurant in the Drassanes tower, making it the best vantage point to see the whole city.