Ca l’Enric began life in 1882 as an inn for travellers and a small shop for supplying farmers in the area. In 1965, with the arrival of Desideri’s wife Dolors, the “platillos” appeared, followed shortly afterwards by the casseroles and the weekend grill. The old inn had by this time become a fully-fledged restaurant, which is where the story of Ca l’Enric begins. Currently Desideri and Dolors’s children continue to evolve this traditional cuisine, discovering the essence of the area’s flavours.
THEN AND NOW
An inn dating back to 1882, whose interior design
is contemporary, cosy and quiet; the ideal setting for sampling
a contemporary interpretation of the cuisine of yore.
A RUGGED TERRAIN
La Vall de Bianya is a rugged, cold isolated and sparsely-populated
region, and this isolation has contributed to the preservation of this
area of natural interest with its great biological wealth.
A HOUSE WITH A HISTORY
Stepping into Ca l’Enric, we enter via the old grocery shop, which
also became a barbershop where Desideri would take advantage
of the Sundays to give the local farmers a haircut.
We offer an interpretation of the traditional Catalan cuisine, with seasonal produce and ingredients from the immediate surroundings, the forests of La Vall de Bianya. We select the best products, and recreate the flavours of the traditional cuisine with a touch of avant-garde.
Beef tartar, nettles, herbs, wild mushrooms and flowers
Partridge salad with cabbage in marinade
Grilled Prawns square
with prawns suquet
Striped red mullet with suquet and its salmis
Stuffed squid with forest ink
Casseroled meat, beans and horn of plenty mushrooms
Challans cannelloni in two services
Grilled breast and drumstick royale
With Ratatouille, mince and wild agaric mushroom
Old cow entrecote
30 day matured beef steak horn of plenty mushrooms, black garlic…
Without knowing it, the house’s old water cistern had the optimum conditions of
temperature and humidity to become an excellent wine cellar. Nowadays it houses
a selection of the best domestic and international wines.