The Hotel Casa Fuster 5 * GL welcomes aleia restaurant on the first floor, in the noble area of the casa fuster, which will provide the environment, location and charm to host the restaurant.
The building was designed by the modernist architect Domenech i Muntaner when the Catalan businessman Mr. Mariano Fuster wanted to give this house to Ms. Consuelo Fabra i Puig, daughter of the Marqués de Alella, hence the name Aleia Restaurant.
The work was completed in 1911, making it the most expensive building built at that time. In 2004 it was rehabilitated, transforming it into a monumental, five-star luxury hotel, in an art deco style, preserving the original grandeur of the original construction.
This emblematic hotel is located on Paseo de Gracia, the most elegant avenue in Barcelona, famous for its luxury boutiques and Gaudí's buildings.
I was born in the City of Córdoba, Argentina, in a family of Italian immigrants. When I was 18 I decided to start a new adventure, I left my hometown, my comfort zone and then this passion began. I have worked all over the world, including Mexico and Peru and in many European countries. In Europe I gained experience in legendary restaurants like Arzak in San Sebastián, The Fat Duck in London and Magnolia in Italy. In May 2015 La Bottega opened, a modern Italian trattoria where in October of the same year, the restaurant obtained its first Michelin star.
In July 2020 i moved the restaurant facing La Concha bay and after 4 months we got back our first MICHELIN star, on December 2021 we been award with our second MICHELIN Star. After 18 years cooking and searching for culinary excellence around the world I finally found my home, even the name of this ambitious project is named after my daughter Amélie, which means that this time I am here to stay.
Jerezano by the four "costaos" as they would say in his homeland, Rafa is a young chef born in Jerez in 1991, who became interested in cooking at a very young age. His parents were restaurateurs and he learned from them the sacrifice and passion of this profession, helping his brothers in the family business.
He trained in the Basque Country and later specialized in French cuisine. Along the way he has worked in restaurants such as Azurmendi, Cenador de Amos, Dstage, El Celler de Can Roca and Lú Cocina y Alma.
His most recent adventure is here in Barcelona, with the opening of Aleia Restaurant in December 2021 and after winning his first Michelin Star in November 2022 where he combines his Andalusian imprint with the Mediterranean products of the environment.
Our goal is to offer a unique experience, creating perfect harmony between seasonal products and technique in the kitchen, expressing itself to its maximum. To carry out our mission, we have chosen to serve a tasting menu to all our diners.
Our range of drinks is designed to highlight each dish, making sure to perfectly complement this experience.