After just a few weeks of being opening, the latest restaurant by the Adrià Brothers is getting noticed for its interesting fare. Pakta, which is located in Barcelona near the brothers' Tickets and 41 Degrees, serves small bites of a cuisine called nikkei, a Peruvian-Japanese fusion that originated in Peru.
The 30-seat restaurant is run by Albert Adrià, Jorge Muñoz Castro (a Spanish chef with Peruvian roots) and Kioko Ii from Japan. Together, they've created a spectacular array of dishes for their Machu Pichu menu, some of which you'll see below.
The dishes include Peruvian staples like ceviche and tiraditos intermigled with sushi rolls made from ingredients like quinoa and causa (Peruvian mashed potato dumplings). It's quite an exciting menu designed to be more affordable than dining at the brothers' other restaurants.
Pakta offers a 20-course menu with five desserts for 90 euros, about $115 per person. Diners can also opt for the 15-course menu with four desserts for 68 euros, about $87 a head. Drinks are not included.
Albert Adrià told the New York Times they are keeping away from the molecular techniques that made their now defunct restaurant elBulli world famous. The idea being that simpler food keeps diners coming back for more. Although the chef did admit there is a touch of elBulli on the menu. ''Actually, yes, there is foam, in one dessert.''
Below you'll find pictures of some of the offerings at Pakta courtesy of Eataku blog, where you'll find plent of more pictures to salivate over.
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