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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).

The Macallan perfectly poured with MR PORTER

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Happy #WhiskyDay2015! To celebrate we raise a dram of The Macallan Gold, captured here at a @leica_camera event. http://t.co/Q58rhlr8Ii

27 Mar 15
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The 2015 Ultimate Spirits Challenge rated our exquisite Rare Cask as ‘Extraordinary’... http://t.co/1Mg2ISRvi1

26 Mar 15
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Feast your eyes on our delectable cocktails perfectly poured in partnership with @MRPORTERLIVE http://t.co/7LshGImpGE http://t.co/sdUBVVwDFS

26 Mar 15
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Maximum chill, minimum dilution - guaranteed with our ice ball maker. Purchase yours at http://t.co/GPyHee4LtJ http://t.co/j2gxW0Kwuq

25 Mar 15
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As today marks #WorldWaterDay, we raise a dram of @LALIQUE Cire Perdue to our friends @charitywater... http://t.co/oiD7YW7EP3

22 Mar 15
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To celebrate @Spirit_Speyside festival we've partnered with @angelshareglass to create The Macallan whisky angel http://t.co/rIvplXnXG1

20 Mar 15
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To celebrate @Spirit_Speyside festival we've partnered with @Angelsshareglass to create The Macallan whisky angel http://t.co/rIvplXnXG1

20 Mar 15
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#HappyBirthday to our friend @JosepPituRoca! Discover how you can celebrate with him at our Ultimate Dinner... http://t.co/MC4l5YkAsT

19 Mar 15
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¡Feliz Día del Padre, amigos! Brindemos con una copa de The Macallan M #DiaDelPadre http://t.co/bAYpeMNXlW

19 Mar 15
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Today, we're raising a dram of our rich Ruby to say #HappyMothersDay - Sláinte! http://t.co/5HdmSWlOMd

15 Mar 15
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This is our idea of the perfect whisky & wardrobe pairing; Gold, @HugoBoss gloves, scarf & a @Borsalino_World fedora! http://t.co/kqq47b3xR0

13 Mar 15
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RT @V_and_A: Preparations begin for Alexander @WorldMcQueen #SavageBeauty Fashion Gala, presented by @AmexUK @KeringGroup http://t.co/9s9jM

12 Mar 15
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What better way to start the weekend than with a dram of The Macallan? Which fine single malt will you pick? http://t.co/fDDVyqZqJc

06 Mar 15
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With notes of dried fruits and sweet toffee, our 12 Years Old Sherry Oak is one to be savoured by the fire… http://t.co/mgEJejUbDi

05 Mar 15
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With hints of oranges and apples, our Sienna pairs perfectly with lobster tropical salad this #FineFoodFriday... http://t.co/GKiwue0tqk

27 Feb 15
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Join @AmericanPhoto for a behind the scenes look at our specially created #MacallanMasters @MarioTestino Edition... http://t.co/wCF3fqRcYk

26 Feb 15
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Today we dedicate #WhiskyWednesday to @GWR 'most expensive whisky ever sold at auction', The Macallan M 6-litre... http://t.co/nn9weuLvQ6

25 Feb 15
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This #FineFoodFriday we've paired our rich Ruby with pork loin, Angolian vegetables and old mustard sauce... http://t.co/aKRlf9T89X

20 Feb 15
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Happy #ChineseNewYear! @MaryinVancity has all the inspiration you need to celebrate with The Macallan http://t.co/x0rh8JjmS8

19 Feb 15
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Happy #WhiskyWednesday! Today we focus on our sophisticated Fine Oak collection. Which expression is your favourite? http://t.co/bUFCMX8qFe

18 Feb 15
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#HappyValentinesDay Macallan fans! Now this is our idea of the perfect pair...Photo via @_Bjornus http://t.co/qIVT8bLcLC

14 Feb 15

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