On Friday 22 February Barcelona’s Palau de la Música was the venue for the public presentation of El somni . Among those present were the audiovisual creator Franc Aleu, the three Roca brothers – Joan, Josep and Jordi – from El Celler de Can Roca, and the producer Jaume Roures, from Mediapro. Roures presented the project as one of the great dreams of Franc Aleu and an example of the creativity of El Celler de Can Roca.
Joan Roca recognised that El somni is a bold project in keeping with the nonconformist approach of El Celler de Can Roca, one that helps them to explore the limits of gastronomic creativity. His brother Josep believes that this project lets them “explore the limits of the capacity to feel, the physical and psychological limits of the capacity to receive stimuli while eating”. For the youngest of the brothers, it has made this a “magic moment” for El Celler.
And for Franc Aleu, the real creator of this “opera in 12 courses and banquet in 12 acts”, it is the most glorious creative moment he has ever experienced.