The Hotel Casa Fuster 5 * GL welcomes aleia restaurant on the first floor, in the noble area of the casa fuster, which will provide the environment, location and charm to host the restaurant.
The building was designed by the modernist architect Domenech i Muntaner when the Catalan businessman Mr. Mariano Fuster wanted to give this house to Ms. Consuelo Fabra i Puig, daughter of the Marqués de Alella, hence the name Aleia Restaurant.
The work was completed in 1911, making it the most expensive building built at that time. In 2004 it was rehabilitated, transforming it into a monumental, five-star luxury hotel, in an art deco style, preserving the original grandeur of the original construction.
This emblematic hotel is located on Paseo de Gracia, the most elegant avenue in Barcelona, famous for its luxury boutiques and Gaudí's buildings.
I was born in the City of Córdoba, Argentina, in a family of Italian immigrants. When I was 18 I decided to start a new adventure, I left my hometown, my comfort zone and then this passion began. I have worked all over the world, including Mexico and Peru and in many European countries. In Europe I gained experience in legendary restaurants like Arzak in San Sebastián, The Fat Duck in London and Magnolia in Italy. In May 2015 La Bottega opened, a modern Italian trattoria where in October of the same year, the restaurant obtained its first Michelin star. In April 2017 I opened Amelia, in San Sebastián, where only seven months after its opening, I got the first Michelin star.
Then, I moved the restaurant facing La Concha bay and after 4 months I got the star back. Da Terra finally opened in London, in February 2019, where after 8 months opened, we were awarded a Michelin star. And in January 2021 we got the second star. After 16 years cooking and searching for culinary excellence around the world I finally found my home, even the name of this ambitious project is named after my daughter Amélie, which means that this time I am here to stay.
Jerezano for the four "costaos" as in his hometown they would say, Rafa is a young chef born in Jerez in 1991, who became interested in cooking from a very young age.
From hotelier parents, he learned from them the sacrifice and passion of this profession, helping with his brothers in family businesses.
He studied in the Basque Country and later specialized in French cuisine. During his career he has worked in restaurants such as Azurmendi, Cenador de Amos, Dstage, El Celler de Can Roca and Lú Cocina y Alma, in his last stage as head chef of that restaurant located in Jerez.
Our goal is to offer a unique experience, creating perfect harmony between seasonal products and technique in the kitchen, expressing itself to its maximum. To carry out our mission, we have chosen to serve a tasting menu to all our diners.
Our range of drinks is designed to highlight each dish, making sure to perfectly complement this experience.