Restaurant Les Cols
Chef Fina Puigdevall converted the ground floor of her family’s 13th-century house into one of the ‘world’s best-looking dining’ establishments with typical Garrotxa gastronomy and she added five luxury rooms where diners can spend the night. Local RCR architects took glass as their main ingredient. ” Les Cols wants to offer the most intimate and familiar meals in today’s language. Fina likes the ennoblement of humble products; nature and landscape as her source of inspiration; reinterpreting and adapting the products from the land and her surroundings; the game between emptiness and space in the presentation; the contrast between tradition and avant-garde -the same ideas which have inspired the architectonic reforms of the restaurant.” Olot is a bit off the radar of mainstream tourism, but for hungry ones on the road between Bilbao and Barcelona, Les Cols is well worth a visit, even if it was only for the volcanic landscape of La Garrotxa.