By
Cecilia Díaz Betz

Angel León (Cádiz, 1977), better known as Chef del Mar, has just arrived in Barcelona with all its maritime imagery, his savoir faire and his creative culinary delights. The place that has enthusiastically embraced León, the captain of the one-Michelin-starred Aponiente restaurant in Puerto de Santa María is the Hotel Mandarin Oriental, an exclusive place supervised by the very great Carme Ruscalleda and which now it is opening a new restaurant called BistrEau. Angel León jumps from his beloved Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea and it’s fantastic options it offers. So BistrEau comes as a great and very affordable stage to show his dining stenographies straight from the sea and continue to amaze us with his adventures.

BistrEau comes as a great and very affordable stage to show their original gastronimoc scenery from the sea

The imagery Angel León has brought to BistrEau can be enjoyed with a 35-euro lunch menu and the classic brunch from 13h to 16h, which includes rice with lobster, maple syrup pancakes, benedict eggs benedict with salmon, oysters, or beef sirloin, potato casserole and cheese emulsion. If you want to eat a la carte, the average price is about 45€. The menu features a series of star proposals brought directly from Aponiente that will undoubtedly attract connoisseurs and curious alike: his famous plankton risotto; sea tripe with tuna skin, sea skate marrow and seafood chorizo; red tuna parpatana; scallops à la Bourguignonne; bravas from the sea with prawns and kimuchi or his greatest hits: marine cold cuts like “Iberian” fish and the brown prawns “tortillita”.