Barcelona at its very best

The Knolls brings to Singapore a bona fide Barcelona Experience

Singapore 13 February 2012 – The Knolls at Capella Singapore is delighted to bring to local epicures a truly authentic Spanish experience, “Barcelona at its Best” held on 29 February 2012.

Capella’s very own Barcelona native, Chef Cristia Nou Picart will be joined by three of his equally talented young contemporaries from the food and culture capital of Europe, Barcelona, for one night only.

The rising culinary stars, Chef Aitor Olabegoya, Executive Chef of Migas Beijing and Dada Singapore, Chef Quim Marquez from the El Quim de la Boqueria, Barcelona and Chef Miquel Pascual from Sweet Reality, Barcelona will be bringing to Singapore connoisseurs an interpretive experimentation of Spanish cooking techniques and cuisine.

This dinner will see the Spanish Chefs deconstruct and breakdown pre-conceived Spanish traditional cooking, to create a molecular fiesta.

Chef Aitor Olabegoya, a Barcelona native, was previously Chef at Arola’s Ritz-Carlton Hotel Arts in Barcelona and also at the NH Palacio de la Merced in Burgos.

He previously trained with culinary masters such as Carme Ruscalleda (Sant Pau), Ferran Adria (El Bulli), May Hofmann (Hofmann), Toni Botella and other star Michelin chefs.

Chef Quim Marquez, owner of his own restaurant El Quim de la Boqueria, is the watering-hole for many of Barcelona’s top chefs.  Located in the middle of the Boqueria market, Quim’s bustling 22-year old restaurant serves as a top tapas bar for Barcelona’s most highly discerning local palettes and gourmet food shoppers.

Notable menu teasers include refreshingly succulent “oysters swimming in gin & tonic” and a rich savoury “fois gras macaron” created by Chef Aitor.

For those after more traditional Spanish fare will enjoy Ajoblanco Langoustine Tartar with Apple Crystal Moscatel and Green Shiso.  A chilled almond and garlic soup served with Langoustine and marinated with Apple Crystal Moscatel and Green Shiso.

Guests will find comfort in familiar favourites such as traditional Spanish fried eggs “Huevos Fritos Capella”, Chef Quim’s signature dish.  Not your typical fried eggs and made with a special twist for Capella diners that will only be revealed on the night itself, “Huevos Fritos Capella” are perfectly sizzled in olive oil and served with chipirones (baby calamari).  Every ambrosial morsel reaffirms the adage that sometimes simple pleasures are the most memorable.

Bringing the evening to a climax is the buttery soft “Oxtail Barcelona” that slides off the bone with ease and accentuates the rich flavour of the oxtail.

To end the evening, Chef Miquel Pascual has created a delightful range of sweet treats, “Verrines Collection 2012” paired with refreshing orange sangria.

Sensational Spanish wines have also been specially chosen for this event.  These include:

  • Segura Viudas Brut Reserva, Cava DO, “Winery of the Year 2007” by Wine & Spirits magazine, with a penchant for releasing some of Europe’s finest artisan sparkling wines;
  • Castro Martin Albarino, Rias-Baixas DO.  The Castro Martin Albarino 2007 received 89 Robert Parker Points;
  • Pago del Vicario Rose, Petit Verdot, Castilla La Mancha which was awarded for four years as Best Spanish Rose by the REPSOL Guide Pago Del Vicario;
  • Luberri, Rioja DOC.  La Rioja is arguably the best wine region in Spain.  The Biga Crianza 2005 received 86 Robert Parker Points;
  • San Roman 2007, Tempranillo, Bodegas Maurodos that received 92 points from the Wine Spectator.

This exclusive one-night-only experience starts at S$135++ Food only and S$188++ with wine pairing.



Price is subject to 10% service charge and 7% GST.

For reservations, please contact +65 6591 5046 / [email protected]

Address: Capella Singapore
1 The Knolls, Sentosa Island
Singapore 098297


About Capella Singapore:

Located on Singapore’s premier resort destination, Sentosa Island, Capella Singapore offers an inspiring natural setting while providing easy access to Singapore’s financial and shopping districts.  The flagship property for Capella Hotels and Resorts in Asia promises the ultimate in personalised service and represents a new standard of luxury in Asia, combining the best of old and new Singapore. Capella Singapore offers the most spacious accommodations in Singapore. The 112 guestrooms include two Colonial Manors, villas that feature private plunge pools and outdoor bathtubs, suites and premier rooms.  In addition, Capella Singapore offers the opportunity for extended stays with full access to the hotel’s facilities via The Club at Capella Singapore.  These long stay offerings include 72 sea-facing suites and duplexes and 9 manors with private pools.  For more information or to plan an event at Capella Singapore, please visit

About Capella Hotels and Resorts:

Capella Hotels and Resorts serves today’s top-tier travelers and residential property owners and is setting a new standard in the hospitality industry.  Capella promises the unique benefits of the finest boutique hotels, including superb architecture and interior design, privacy, individualized service and attention to detail – combined with the amenities and activities of the world’s great luxury hotels and resorts.  Capella, led by founder Horst Schulze, is a brand focused on customer choice, and offers choices that no other hotel company in the world can match.  Capella has opened world-class properties in gateway cities and high-profile resort destinations around the world, including: Breidenbacher Hof, a Capella Hotel (Düsseldorf, Germany); Capella Ixtapa (Ixtapa, Mexico); Capella Pedregal (Cabo San Lucas, Mexico); Capella Singapore (Sentosa Island, Singapore); Capella Telluride (Telluride, Colorado). Capella has also announced plans for: Capella Bahia Maroma (Riviera Maya, Mexico); Capella Bangkok (Bangkok, Thailand); Capella Georgetown (Washington, D.C.); Capella Nahui (Riviera Nayarit, Mexico); Capella Niseko (Niseko, Japan) and The Setai Fifth Avenue, A Capella Managed Hotel (New York City).  Learn more at




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