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Behind the scenes at El Celler De Can Roca

As the setting for our Masters of Taste Ultimate Dinners we thought it only fair to give you a sneak peek behind the scenes, so step inside El Celler de Can Roca and join us for a tour of the Roca brothers’ culinary playground...

Snugly hidden in a suburban neighbourhood in Girona, the World’s Best Restaurant sits proudly. Upon entering the courtyard you are instantly awed by the mix of Catalan meets modern elegance and a sense of calm overcomes you...

The decor is crisp white and fresh, divided by glass walls that make the eye travel far. Overlooking operations is the traditional home of Joan Roca with his dog, a regular voyeur from the house’s balcony.

Inside the silent cellar sleeps over 60,000 bottles and sommelier Josep Roca stands guard.  One could get lost in the cavernous cellar studying their rows and rows of fine wines, whiskies and spirits – or maybe that’s wishful thinking on our part?

Journey into the kitchen and your senses come alive – this is where the Rocas’ gastronomic imaginations are brought to life and you witness true masters at work.  In every corner of the kitchen there are elements of culinary genius, from a machine distilling mountain earth to a chef creating cloud like foam.  Joan, Josep and Jordi are inspirational; world-class innovators whose commitment to their craft is exceptional.

The Roca Brothers have used all their senses to interpret the essence of The Macallan and create The Ultimate Dinner. Our collaboration will break down classic perceptions of food pairing and enter into a whole new, awe-inspiring world of taste and flavour experience. Guests at our Ultimate Dinner will have the opportunity to visit the kitchen and the cellar, as well as enjoy 14 courses paired with 14 whiskies, many of them never released. For a sneak peek, watch the making of The Ultimate Dinner in this exclusive video here.

The restaurant will open exclusively for these dinners, for more information on booking The Ultimate Dinner with The Macallan and Roca please visit www.themacallan.com, email themacallan@rocadinners.com or call +34 93 222 4995  (from 9am-6pm GMT).

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Artist @chidywayne illustrates Sherry Oak 18, taking inspiration from the source of our wood, Spain #Obsessions https://t.co/H96VwTjsN9

27 Apr 16
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A passion for rarity resulted in #RareCaskBlack & is echoed in @Chidywayne’s illustration #Obsessions https://t.co/CCi15VIPrt

26 Apr 16
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A rare talent captures #RareCask. Thanks for @chidywayne for this latest image https://t.co/hm2AnWHtwW

25 Apr 16
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Remember to share your #obsessions with us, tagging your whisky collection with #MyMacallan https://t.co/u0lSWfLIKn

22 Apr 16
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Do you have a whisky collection? Share it with us using #MyMacallan https://t.co/mLTACRx7lw

21 Apr 16
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In case you missed @chidywayne's portrait of the Queen to celebrate our Jubilee Bottling #HappyBirthdayYourMajesty https://t.co/ASD3kTQLvk

21 Apr 16
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We’d love to see your own #Macallan collection, share it using #MyMacallan https://t.co/wW0fEjIr5t

20 Apr 16
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Did you catch @Chidywayne talking about his passions and #obsessions? See how we’re working with him here https://t.co/EDBKXdfJEG

19 Apr 16
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.@Lalique Spiritual Home is a celebration of #EasterElchies, illustrated here by @Chidywayne https://t.co/ntN5vEJIxV

18 Apr 16
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Do you have a whisky collection? Share your own #obsessions with us using #MyMacallan https://t.co/LpwIwbIVFp

15 Apr 16
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Fit for royalty - @Chidywayne captures the essence of the Diamond Jubilee Bottling #Macallan #Obsessions https://t.co/jMu9QncziS

14 Apr 16
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Any of our fans keen to expand their whisky collection? #MyMacallan https://t.co/xshUuzYhou

13 Apr 16
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Any of our fans keen the expand their whisky collection? #MyMacallan https://t.co/xshUuzYhou

13 Apr 16
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.@Chidywayne perfectly encapsulates Fine & Rare 1926 with his luxurious 20s scene #obsessions https://t.co/d9hsMtqO6l

10 Apr 16
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Check out our latest film to see how we're collaborating with Spanish #illustrator @ChidyWayne. #obsessions https://t.co/scvZUcqu1r

10 Apr 16
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Are you proud of your #whisky collection? Share it with us and we will share with our fans #MyMacallan #Obsessions https://t.co/NNNtHFSy1N

08 Apr 16
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Some of our favourite entries from the recent #MapMyMacallan competition - simply stunning https://t.co/JAsx8xbpsj

07 Apr 16
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A spectacular selection of #skyline #MapMyMacallan entries - thanks to all who entered https://t.co/Iet0pga7Qp

06 Apr 16

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