By
Ariana Díaz Celma

“Our gastronomic proposal blends the classic with the modern, the nouvelle cuisine with avant-garde cuisine, local products with those from far-away places, expressing our way of understanding, living and feeling cooking.” With is a statement of intent, Sergio Musso and Francesc Chicón opened the doors of Eclèctic last July, a restaurant located in the upper side of Barcelona where there isn’t room for culinary dogmas. The fusion of gastronomy, experimentation and the savoir faire of its founders are the central themes of their proposals. Indiference is a word that doesn’t exist here.

Creating bold dishes mixing different currents and modus operandi and products from around the world without turning it into a fiasco is not easy. There are many places where eclecticism becomes a jumble of ingredients, so it’s a treat for our palates to find a place where eclecticism is achieved in style.

The tandem Musso-Chicón is a winner, and its affordable reinterpretations make of this restaurant a pleasant option

Eclèctic is a successful example. Undoubtedly, the tandem Musso-Chicón is a winner, and its affordable reinterpretations make of this restaurant a pleasant option. Both love travelling and discovering new flavours and methods, a passion that is well expressed in their dishes. Sergio is Argentinean and is the head waiter. He is also an expert in desserts, which we recommend you to try. His proposal fuses his family’s tradition with his interests, experiences and contemporary creations. On the other hand, Francesc, a Catalan cook of Andalusian origins, is the chef. His cuisine is a reflection of his life. The experience gathered during his trips around the world becomes apparent in his dishes with a traditional Mediterranean base but fused without prejudices with multiple other traditions, techniques and disciplines.

Specialties such as Won-Ton with perol butifarra with Iberian ham dashi, Little vegeteables ‘brunoise’ and strips of ham; canneloni with free-range chicken and ‘cap i pota’ with poultry bechamel and caramelized onion; and fried duck egg, ceps cream, allumette potatos and fresh morels are proof of what’s been said so far.

Specialties such as Won-Ton with perol butifarra with Iberian ham dashi are a must try at Eclèctic

Eclèctic seves an abundant yet inexpensive menu for 13.50€ that includes dishes such as potato and cod parmentiere with escalibada; spring roll with meat and King prawns or grilled sea bream with parsnip purée and prawn juice. There is also a gourmet menu for €25 that includes some of the best dishes in the menu, for example pork cheeks in their natural juice—a real marvel—, caramelized onion emulsion and wood ears and an incredible finale: Eastern chocolate, chocolate fudge, peanuts, passion fruit emulsion and Sichuan pepper iced drink.

Details




  • Address: Carrer de Sagués, 16, Barcelona
  • Timetable: T-S 21:00-24:00 | S-M 13:00-16:00
  • Phone: (+34) 93 315 70 87
  • Type: Restaurant
  • Website: http://www.eclecticrestaurante.com