April 20th, 2011.
Roca has become part of the design of the new tapas restaurant, “Tickets”, and the new “41” cocktail bar that Adrià’s brother has recently opened in Barcelona. Both premises are connected by an inner passage, although they are independent and are located in the well known Paral·lel Avenue, in the heart of Barcelona.
One of the unique characteristics of these restaurants is that the materials that have been used in the design concept, including some of the Roca tile pieces, are showcased in the side window of the building.
Tickets restaurant features the Roca Coral 4×4 Beige & Marron Glass Tile at the restaurant bar, as well as the Roca Rainbow 6×18 Marino (men’s restroom) and the Rainbow 6×18 Amarillo & Aquamarina (ladies’ restroom). The exterior glass installed at 41 Cocktail Bar was inspired by Roca BCN Gallery and the flooring features Roca New Look 24×48 Gris.
For these new premises, Albert Adrià collaborated with all the owners of the well known Rías de Galicia restaurant, as well as his brother Ferran Adrià, known as one of the best chefs in the world.
Ferran Adrià is a Catalan Spanish born chef. He was the head chef of the El Bulli, restaurant in Roses, on the Catalan Costa Brava that has been awarded 3 Michelin stars and was regarded as one of the best restaurants in the world. In 2005, it ranked second in the Restaurant Top 50, and from 2006 to 2009 it was awarded first place, displacing The Fat Duck restaurant in Bray, England.