Restless tour-de-force through Catalan cuisine
Osmosis is a gastronomic restaurant that for more than ten years has been specialising in traditional Catalan cuisine based on seasonal ingredients, but interpreted in a contemporary way. The origins of the restaurant start with a friendship between chef Frederic Fernández y el sumiller Ignasi Montes. Located in the middle of the Eixample in a duplex space that offers a ground floor modern dining area as well as a first floor with two private dining rooms. The wine menu is also dominated by regional wines with more than 200 references on its list. Amongst them their own label as well as the coupages which they themselves select from local wineries.
Recently recognised with a recommendation in the Michelin Guide Osmosis offers a menu that is defined by its tasting options; menú XL (9 platos), largo (7 platos), corto (5 platos) con maridaje o sin y un menú mediodía de alta cocina con una relación calidad precio más competitivos de la ciudad. Osmosis changes all the dishes on its menu every two weeks, reflecting its philosophy of working with local seasonal food that is a testament to the great variety of ingredients that is offered by the Mediterranean. A commitment that should not be underestimated in terms of its imagination and dedication. At Osmosis it’s all about team work, from the kitchen to the sala its team includes Eduard Martínez head waiter as well as the recent incorporation of young chef Raúl Roig, former student of Jean Paul Vinay (responsible for the second Michelin star at el Bulli). Raúl, later went on to work at other famous kitchens with Michelin stars including El Racó de Can Faves.
Rice with hare, chanterelle mushrooms and basil
Cream of mushrooms with egg spring truffle and pistachios
As well as its restless quest for new dishes every fortnight the other quality that best defines the Osmosis cuisine is its attention to detail. Each dish is beautifully presented where garnish and decoration play a crucial role in achieving the overall taste. Osmosis is an unpretentious but nevertheless excellent restaurant for anyone curious about the deep traditions of Catalan cuisine and wines.
Wood pigeon with marrón glace, romanesco and reduction
The Osmosis dining room, located in Barcelona's Eixample
The Osmosis team
- Carrer d'Aribau, 100,
- 08036 Barcelona
- telf. 93 454 5201