Where the Magic Happens: The Roca Brothers

If you’re a Houston foodie, you are no doubt aware that Spain’s three Roca brothers (photo below), whose restaurant El Celler de Can Roca in Girona, Spain, is widely regarded as the best restaurant in the world, are back in Houston. They have spent the last three days (August 24-26) participating in a series of sold-out dinners that concludes tonight at Caracol on Post Oak Blvd.

Three brothers at El Celler
Three brothers at El Celler. Photos courtesy of El Celler de Can Roca

The Roca brothers – chef Joan (at right in photo above), sommelier Josep (middle) and pastry chef Jordi (left) – have shuttered their own restaurant for five weeks in order to participate in a global cooking tour sponsored by the BBVA Group, BBVA Compass’ parent company. BBVA is sponsoring the chefs’ tour as part of a three-year partnership with El Celler de Can Roca.


The three brothers, who grew up in a restaurant family, place as much emphasis on the architectural design of their restaurant as they do the plating of their food. Take a look at these photos from El Celler de Can Roca.

(To read 13 Nosy Questions with the Roca Brothers, click here.)