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Spanish Restaurant with Capable Cadre of Chefs Opens Doors in HK

Spanish Restaurant with Capable Cadre of Chefs Opens Doors in HK

The Main Dining Hall.

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It's been a month since Catalunya, a Spanish restaurant located on Oi Kwan Road in Wan Chai, Hong Kong, opened for business.

Catalunya was started up by Alain Devahive Tolosa, a chef who spent a 10-year career at El Bulli, the renowned Spanish restaurant that abruptly shut down in 2011 just as it was gaining a global reputation. The crew of 20 chefs is filled with experienced people who have worked at Michelin starred restaurants.

Just like the first Catalunya in Singapore, well-known design firm AvroKO from New York designed the Hong Kong location's interior as well. It has a modern Spanish style blended with the use of traditional elements, such as white, black and blue mosaic tiles imported from Spain. The restaurant has an area of 8,000 square feet. The main dining room has seating for 140 guests, in addition to 16 private room seats with a view of the kitchen, an open cafe, a cocktail lounge and more.

The menu mainly comprises original meals based on traditional Spanish cuisine, including a wide range of tapas, a popular dish from Barcelona, a city located in the restaurant's namesake of Catalonia.

Lunch runs for HK$300 and dinner for HK$800. Because Catalunya is in a soft opening at present, it is only open from 6:30 p.m. until late at night. Lunch and brunch service is set to come in the near future.

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