With cabbages and without them
in a space that encourages
the creation of intimacy
and revelation of conversations,
we have eaten, we have drunk
and learned that time does not pass
if we can share it with the
friends who love another.
No one will ever take away
this evening, and the mood
of memories brought together
in a few hours.
Let us promise
to keep the quietude within us;
in a few years it will be
sweet company for us.
Miquel Martí i Pol 15-6-96
This whole setting should favour a cuisine that reflects the rural landscape and the seasonality of the Garrotxa region; simple yet essential; austere and humble yet intuitive, intimate and authentic. A cuisine that must reflect our way of life.
From here, but with the ability to open itself up to the world, hoping to achieve something universal through a wholly intimate space. The splendour of nature. The richness of life.
The rural house with its structure of three corridors, the large dining room,
the verandas on which to relax.
The market garden with its cabbages, the hens pecking in the coop,
the fruit trees in bloom.
Evoking an outdoor life.
Sitting on the veranda having lunch, surrounded
by air, plants, aromas, things to see, without losing
the mystery that is held within its thick walls.
Immersing oneself in a world filled with cava,
of a cascading plants, suggestive filters,
chairs in bloom.
The colours, flavours and different textures
and presented on a neutral base, a careful
and painstaking preparation for a moment of pleasure.
Evoking the future.
Where virtual images and real images
marge where steel replaces stone, clay, plaster and
water, where what is moist gives way to what its dry.
Where the vision of the moments allows time
to be travestied in the direction of the future
trilogy of dining room front of house, and kitchen.