Jordi Roca, the Willy Wonka of Spanish gastronomy, with three Michelin stars to his name has an ice-cream shop Rocambolesc, in Girona, Spain.
Roca, the pastry chef, who makes up the sweet part of the Roca partnership says he is addicted to ice-cream and that since he was a boy, he wanted to own an ice-cream parlour.
In fact, it was his cigar smoke-infused ice-cream that first opened his eyes to the creative possibilities in the world of deserts and led him to excel in his position as a pastry chef. His achievements helped elevate El Celler de Can Roca to become one of the world’s greatest restaurants.
With his ice-cream venture Rocambolesc, Roca allows his creativity to run wild, with the free abandon unhindered by the pressure of fine dining expectations.
Everything is made in Jordi Roca’s own laboratory where they combine traditional and avant-garde techniques. The gelateria offers 36 different toppings you can combine on your ice-cream and a range of different forms of ice-cream including hot ice-cream.
The shop’s interior reflects the chef’s personality and is inspired by the Roald Dah's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. There are four Rocambolesc shops in Madrid, Barcelona, Girona and Alicante, and Roca keeps the prices down, not much more than what you’d pay for ice-cream anywhere, meaning all the children of the area can share his ice-cream dream.