Barrafina Invita: Xavier Pellicer, 7-8th March 2023


Barrafina and restaurant booking platform Resy are proud to announce the first Barrafina Invita, a new quarterly series where Barrafina’s Michelin-starred Chef Director Angel Zapata Martin, invites the best Spanish chefs or chefs cooking Spanish food, over to cook a special menu at a Barrafina for two days.


The series will showcase the breadth and quality of Spanish cooking from all over Spain and the rest of the world.


The first guest chef in the series is Xavier Pellicer, whose eponymous restaurant in Barcelona is known for its focus on biodynamic, organic vegetables, its respect for ingredients and those who produce them. Xavier Pellicer was awarded the Best Vegetable Restaurant in the World 2018 prize by We’re Smart Green Guide, and is recognised for its balance between the ‘pleasure of ingestion and the wellbeing of digestion.’


Xavier himself previously honed his skills working as Chef de Cuisine with the late Santi Santamaria at Can Fabes, Barcelona’s first 3 Michelin Star restaurant. Barrafina’s Chef Director, Angel, was also a protegee of the legendary Santi, heading up his Ossiano restaurant in Dubai, before his career took him to Ibiza and then Barrafina in London.


Angel Zapata Martin says, ‘I’m so excited to bring this new, exciting event to Barrafina guests, and to showcase all that Spanish cooking has to offer. Xavier is a brave cook who isn’t easily pigeonholed. His light, vegetable-led food will show British people that there is a vibrant, vital side to Spanish food that can be profound. Xavier’s career evolution has been a source of great inspiration to me and I can’t wait to welcome him here.’


Xavier Pellicer will be cooking a special set menu at Barrafina Borough Yards on the evenings of 7th and 8th March.


Bookings are available via Resy for the 7th March: and 8th March:


The experience is priced at £70 and includes a set menu.





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