'De la vida al plato' or 'From Life to the Plate is a new documentary series (which premiered on Amazon Prime on July 24 in Spanish), taking a trip though some of the best restaurants in Spain, including El celler de Can Roca, giving an up close and personal account of each destination.
The new eight-part series stars Spanish actor and gourmet, Juan Echanove, as he visits the selection of the leading Spanish restaurants in world gastronomy, with the aim of learning about the history behind them, their secret lives and what makes them unique.
In the words of Echanove, with ‘from life to the plate’ leads and guides us on that path where the doors of these kitchens open (literally) and also the emotions of those behind them.
Each episode is dedicated to a restaurant, a chef and a story including: El Corral de la Morería in Madrid, Echaurren hotel in Rioja, Noor restaurant in Córdoba, Etxebarri in the Basque Country, Casa Solla in Galicia, Ricard Camarena Restaurant in Valencia, El celler de Can Roca in Girona and Lera in Zamora.
The criteria for choosing each restaurant is that they had a family, a story to tell, and a generational relay," says Juan Echanove in Conde Naste Traveller. "My work is purely technical: I am the visitor who talks to them."
Here's the trailer:
With restaurants currently in a state of flux around the world, this new series arrives at an apt moment reminding us of the cultural and social importance of great restaurants.