Epic culinary opera takes viewers through the creative process of the Roca brothers.
A FILM documenting an epic 12-course operatic meal prepared by the restaurant named the best on the planet made its debut at the Berlinale International Film Festival, where audience members got to sit in on one of the most exclusive and groundbreaking meals in modern gastronomy.
Dubbed “El Somni”, the Catalan word for “dream”, the documentary takes viewers through the creative process of the Roca brothers Joan, Josep and Jordi, as they write the makings of a culinary opera involving light shows, original music scores and state-of-the-art graphics.
The Roca brothers’ restaurant El Celler de Can Roca in Girona, Spain, was named the world’s best restaurant for 2013 by influential trade publication Restaurant magazine.
Months of work and collaborations with 40 artists culminated in a one-off dinner in Barcelona last spring, attended by a carefully curated guest list that included Indian actress Freida Pinto and legendary Spanish chef Ferran Adrià.
And to make sure the landmark culinary event is preserved in the canon of gastronomical history, filmmaker Franc Aleu was enlisted to document the project from start to finish.