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Petit R de Ruinart + Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona

Pop-up restaurant

By Brian Gallagher 30.05.19

A corner of the terrace of the Mandarin Oriental, one of Barcelona’s most exclusive hotels, has been adapted to accommodate the pop-up restaurant Petit R de Ruinart which will operate till the end of June. The four meter high glass pavilion sits on the Mimosa Terrace and has blinds fitted to its windows allowing a black-out interior that sets the scenario for an audio-visual and gastronomic extravaganza. Based on a collaboration with the renowned Champagne brand Maison Ruinart the tasting menu consisting of five courses is paired with five champagnes from the famous maison with its headquarters in the Champagne region of north east France.

Ruinart dates back to 1729, founded by Nicolas Ruinart in Reims, it is the world’s first Maison de Champagne, Petit R is the first collaboration of this nature that has been offered to the public outside of Reims. A meeting of gastronomy and art, the visuals consist of a specially commissioned animation created by Japanese artist Kanako Kuno. Each course is introduced with a story that is projected over the diner’s plate, eating utensils and surrounding area. Eventually culminating with an animation that takes over the entire table.

  • Petit R de Ruinart + Mandarin Oriental
  • Petit R de Ruinart + Mandarin Oriental


    The culinary proposal is created by Mandarin Oriental Barcelona paired with different wines and champagnes by Ruinart for each course, introduced with a selection of aperitifs served on the terrace. Once at the table the menu is varied and includes oysters, turbot, duck (night time menu) etc. and a dessert course that is itself a show within a show. A maximum of 12 diners can be accommodated within the pop-up restaurant, which can be book separately.

  • Petit R de Ruinart + Mandarin Oriental


    Available for lunch or dinner, from Tueday through Saturday the lunch tasting menú (with a special Saturday lunch option) costs 80 Eur. and is served between 2 pm and 3.30 pm, while the dinner option costs 140 Eur. and is servd between 8.30 pm and 10.30 pm.