I spent New Year’s eve in Barcelona and was invited by the Saboc team to taste their ‘temperature cuisine’. The concept is simple: serving small dishes to share and enjoy the Mediterranean flavours in a cosy, unpretentious environment.
Why ‘temperature cuisine’? Well, the menu is based on four types of cooking:
R A W – L O W T E M P E R A T U R E – S T O V E S – G R I D D L E S
Interesting angle… When you think about it, temperature does play a fundamental role in the kitchen. Taste, textures and the quality of nutrients depend on it. Chef Iker Erauzkin creates a menu which varies from season to season, and we got to sample the Christmas menu, which looked like this:
Saboc is absolutely gorgeous, too. It’s Scandinavian design meets the 60’s. Owners Tomás and Eva García have incredible taste. They thought of Saboc & temperature cuisine as a fun way to navigate through the Mediterranean culinary heritage.
Ordering wasn’t easy, because it meant leaving some dishes out… All in all, I think we made a great choice. Here is what we tried:
After the 6 dishes, we weren’t sure we could indulge in getting dessert. But then again, how could we not?
These were some of the dishes we didn’t get to taste but which look awesome enough that I need to come back and try them all!
Nestor Fernandez, Head of cooks came to greet us at the end of our lunch and we got to thank him in person for the rad gastronomic trip. I just love it when somebody so talented remains so humble and accessible.
Maxi took care of us the whole early afternoon. He is Argentinean, warm and genuine. He took time to explain every plate, help us with the dish-picking, recommend us wine & tell us about Saboc’s philosophy.
The place has two floors. The basement is very cosy and can house private events up to some 50 people. Incredible light for a warm atmosphere.
If you’re in Barcelona, lose yourself in the Born quarter and go to Saboc. The food is absolutely delicious, creative and delicate. The restaurant is beautiful and well located. The service, impeccable. The prices, affordable. What else can one ask for?
Saboc – 3, Carrer de la Fusina, Born, Barcelona – T: +34 932 683 080 – Open daily from 13 to 23h30.