Fabulous 100

Cinc Sentits

When Cinc Sentits opened in May, it fast established itself as one of the top places in town – both in terms of quality and price – to sample modern Catalan cooking from Jordi Artal, a self-taught chef who grew up in Canada, but returned to his roots to open the restaurant in Eixample Esquerra.

The minimal decor provides a great frame to his elegant, new wave cooking based on local, mostly organic and wild ingredients. Dishes such as Catalan caviar with smoked sturgeon and poached quail’s egg, tomato sorbet with garlic “bubbles”, and chocolate mousse with arbequina olive oil ice cream and roast macadamias form the foundation of the oft-changing tasting menu.