El Celler De Can Roca to launch Scotland outpost

By Joe Lutrario

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El Celler De Can Roca to launch TimeSpirit within Scotland's The Macallan Estate

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The trio behind world famous Spanish restaurant El Celler De Can Roca will launch a restaurant at Scotland’s The Macallan Estate later this summer.

TimeSpirit will be brothers Joan, Josep and Jordi Roca’s first permanent restaurant outside Spain and will offer a nine-course tasting menu that is ‘a culinary exploration’ of The Macallan’

The 30-cover space has been timed to celebrate the whisky brand’s 200th birthday and will sit at the heart of the estate with a dining room designed by David Thulstrup, who designed the original Noma restaurant in Copenhagen. 

The space has been reimagined to create the ‘ultimate gastronomic dining experience and immersion in nature at The Macallan Estate, as diners overlook sweeping views onto the rolling hills of Speyside’. 

Opened in 1986, El Celler De Can Roca hold three Michelin stars was named ranked the best in the world by The World’s 50 Best Restaurants in 2013 and 2015, and was ranked second in 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2018.

“El Celler de Can Roca has been one of The Macallan’s longest partnerships, and for over twelve years we have curated exceptional culinary creations, new products and innovations together,” says Jaume Ferràs, creative director at The Macallan. 

“From our beginnings in 1824, we have had a long history with Spain and its wines - particularly Jerez, so to bring these two brands together for a permanent Dining Experience on The Macallan estate is an incredible ambition realised.” 

The Roca brother added: “El Celler de Can Roca’s bond with Scotland is thrilling and TimeSpirit will enable us to envisage what El Celler de Can Roca would be like on the 60th parallel north. The many trips we have made to Scotland and the inspiration we have found in its old cookery books have afforded us the chance to pay homage to Scottish cuisine.”

“We have been all over the country, drinking in its spirit, devoting time to it and we would now like to share our cooking through The Macallan. We celebrate our longstanding partnership as part of The Macallan’s 200th anniversary and distil its exciting history from the kitchen.” 

TimeSpirit is taking bookings from 1 August with pricing and menu details set to be confirmed next month. 

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