Today we were invited to visit Mandarin Oriental for a get-together organized for their new guest chef Gastón Acurio. First of all I had never been to Mandarin Oriental, it's gorgeous! The event took place on one of their luxurious terraces, Jardin Mimosa, and I loved it. So lush and green with lots of plants, and plenty of seating in the shade. We could have stayed there for hours..!
But who is Gastón Acurio? He's the wizard and world-wide ambassador of Peruvian cuisine. He owns restaurants in different countries, he's written books, hosts a television program... You name it, he's done it. And now he's arrived here in Barcelona and taken over the kitchen at Mandarin Oriental. We are amazingly lucky to have him here! You can enjoy his creations (drinks too!) until autumn at the two terrace restaurants (Mimosa in the picture, and Terrat) in MO. It's a unique opportunity so go check it out!
Mandarin Oriental is creating a gastronomic hub in Barcelona with amazing chefs, apart from Acurio you can also find Carme Ruscalleda and Ángel León, both of them stellar, Michelin-star chefs. Excellent food in a beautiful setting, what more can one ask for..?