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Ferran and Albert Adria, world renown for the now inactive El Bulli restaurant, have united the cuisines of Peru and Japan (known as Nikkei) to form Patka, a fusion restaurant near Avenida Paralelo in Barcelona. The three head chefs working at the restaurant are the first ‘fusion’ element one can observe as Kyoko Ii, Jorge Muñoz and Albert Adrià all have different nationalities and backgrounds. For the interior, Adria once again turned to El Equipo Creativo, the design duo also responsible for the Adria restaurant and cocktail bar Tickets and 41º. The designers Oliver Franz Schmidt and Natali Canas del Pozo are clearly inspired by the traditional Japanese tavern, which they combined with bright and warm colors, evidently Peruvian. The two cuisines and aesthetic-elements which are the foundation for the restaurant explain the word ‘Patka’, which means ‘union’ in the Quechua language spoken in the Andes region.  read more…

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Freunde von Freunden keeps on feeding us with beautifully shot portraits and inspiring interviews with creative people from all over the world. They’ve just put online the portrait of Barcelona based Ceramist Xavi Mañosa. Inherited the tradition from his father and now investigating the connection between art and handcraft in his workshop ‘Apparatu’, Xavi created read more…