Majestic Hotel & Spa Introduces New Concept to Savor the Best of Two Worlds: Majestic Wine Dinners
Majestic Hotel – Barcelona’s Most Iconic and Luxurious Hotel Debuts a Wine and Culinary Dinner Series Where Wine Comes First, Defying Tradition and Showcasing the Hotel’s Dedication to Guest Experiences.
Majestic Hotel & Spa has announced the introduction of their newest culinary experience, debuting October 5, 2023. The intimate bi-monthly wine dinners are based on a selection of wines from a prominent winery, including the finest wines from Castell d’Encus Winery.
Majestic Hotel & Spa, a name synonymous with luxury and timeless elegance, has always been at the forefront of innovation in the hospitality industry. Situated in the heart of Barcelona, this iconic hotel has consistently delighted guests with its impeccable service, opulent interiors, and rich history that dates back over a century.
Now, the Majestic Hotel & Spa is set to redefine the art of dining with the introduction of its newest culinary experience: Majestic Wine Dinners. Scheduled to debut on October 5, 2023, these intimate bi-monthly gatherings promise to take guests on a gastronomic journey that celebrates the marriage of fine wines and exquisite cuisine.
A Storied Legacy: Majestic Hotel & Spa’s Rich History
Before delving into the exciting world of Majestic Wine Dinners, it’s essential to appreciate the history and heritage that underpin the Majestic Hotel & Spa Barcelona. Established in 1918, the Majestic has played an emblematic role in Barcelona’s architecture, society, and lifestyle for over a century.
Nestled on the stylish Passeig de Gràcia, the Majestic stands as a testament to neo-classical French-style architecture. Its elegant façade and opulent interiors have hosted some of the world’s most notable personalities, including literary giants like Ernest Hemingway and Antonio Machado.
The Majestic Hotel & Spa’s journey through time reflects the evolution of Barcelona itself. It has witnessed the city’s transformation from a bustling Mediterranean port town to a vibrant cosmopolitan hub. Throughout this transformation, the Majestic has remained a constant, offering a luxurious and timeless escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.
The Majestic’s commitment to preserving its historical essence while embracing modernity is evident in its recent five-year renovation led by interior designer Antonio Obrador. This meticulous restoration has not only revived the hotel’s original splendor but has also positioned it among the iconic landmarks of Barcelona once more.
But what truly sets the Majestic apart is not just its architectural grandeur or its storied guest list. It’s the art of hospitality, the ability to make every guest feel like royalty and the pursuit of excellence in every aspect of the guest experience.
Majestic Wine Dinners: A Paradigm Shift in Culinary Excellence
With its rich history and commitment to excellence as a backdrop, the Majestic Hotel & Spa is embarking on a culinary adventure like no other: Majestic Wine Dinners. This concept is a testament to the hotel’s dedication to pushing boundaries and redefining the traditional dining experience.
At the heart of Majestic Wine Dinners is a profound understanding that wine is not merely an accompaniment to a meal but a central element around which the entire culinary experience revolves. This innovative approach challenges convention and elevates the appreciation of wine and food to new heights.
The Unique Approach: Wine First, Menu Second
In a departure from the usual practice where menus are meticulously crafted before wine pairings are considered, Majestic Wine Dinners takes a bold step in the opposite direction. The hotel collaborates closely with select wineries that share its philosophy, creating a menu that harmonizes seamlessly with the wines’ unique aromas, flavors, and textures.
This unconventional approach places the spotlight firmly on the wines themselves, allowing them to dictate the direction of the dining experience. It’s an approach that celebrates the art of winemaking and the intricate nuances of each vintage, from the first sip to the final lingering taste.
Every two months, the Majestic Hotel & Spa will join forces with a distinguished winery to craft a culinary experience that is rooted in the wines themselves. This collaborative effort goes beyond selecting wines for the meal; it encompasses the winery’s ethos, vision for the future, and core values. It’s an immersive journey into the world of winemaking, where every sip tells a story.
A Grand Commencement with Castell d’Encus Winery
The inaugural event in the Majestic Wine Dinners series is set to debut on October 5, 2023, in partnership with the renowned Castell d’Encus Winery. Castell d’Encus is celebrated for its exceptional-quality wines and a commitment to craftsmanship that resonates with the Majestic’s own dedication to excellence.
One of the standout features of this extraordinary dining experience is the presence of key personalities who bring their expertise and passion to the table. Joining the event will be the owner of Castell d’Encus winery, Raül Bobet, a luminary in the world of winemaking and one of the most influential winemakers in the country.
Majestic’s Executive Chef, David Romero, is another integral part of this gastronomic adventure. Inspired by the selected wines, Chef Romero has meticulously crafted a menu that is not merely a complement to the wines but a harmonious symphony of flavors.
Adding to the ensemble is Alberto Pulido, the hotel’s Sommelier, whose deep knowledge of wines ensures that each pour is a revelation, enhancing the overall dining experience.
Intimate and Thoughtfully Curated Experiences
One of the hallmarks of Majestic Wine Dinners is the commitment to creating intimate and thoughtfully curated experiences. The seating capacity for each dinner will be intentionally limited to accommodate between 30 to 35 guests. This deliberate choice allows for a more personal and engaging interaction between guests, winemakers, and the culinary team.
It’s an opportunity for guests to delve into the world of winemaking, to engage in conversations about terroir and varietals, and to gain insights into the creative process behind each bottle. The intimacy of the setting ensures that every diner’s questions are answered and every palate is delighted.
Exploring Castell d’Encus Winery: A Boutique Gem
Castell d’Encus Winery, the esteemed partner for the inaugural Majestic Wine Dinner, is a shining example of a boutique winery known for its exceptional-quality wines. These wines are distributed through Dejavins, and the winery has another winemaking venture in Priorat in collaboration with Entrepreneur Sergio Ferrer Salat. It’s a testament to the winery’s versatility and commitment to producing outstanding vintages.
As part of this extraordinary dining experience, guests will have the privilege of exploring a curated selection of Castell d’Encus wines, each meticulously paired with a specific course to create a symphony of flavors.
The Wines of Castell d’Encus – The journey through these wines will commence with the sparkling Taïka 2016, an effervescent delight that sets the tone for the evening. It will be accompanied by a delicate white prawn tartare and served with tangy green gazpacho, a delightful prelude to the epicurean journey ahead.
Transitioning to the aromatic Taleia 2019 white wine, guests will be treated to an artful pairing with a petite bouillabaisse featuring rockfish and langoustine. The interplay between the wine’s notes and the seafood’s essence promises a sensory revelation.
The red wines, cultivated in the elevated vineyards of the Catalan Pyrenees, will take center stage with the Acusp 2019. This red wine’s elegance will be showcased alongside.”
The introductory dining experience is priced at 120 euros, though the cost of each subsequent dinner will be adjusted according to the wines and menu offerings at each event. Reservations can be made through Majestic’s online store.
Following the delightful evening with Castell d’Encus, the hotel has already scheduled the next Wine Dinner in collaboration with the Pere Ventura winery, set to take place on November 16th.
About Majestic Hotel & Spa Barcelona
“In the world of great luxury hotels, the old is now the new,” – that’s what the experts say when speaking of hotels with such profound tradition and history like Majestic Hotel & Spa Barcelona. Since opening in 1918, the five-star hotel owned by the Soldevila-Casals family has played an emblematic role in Barcelona’s architecture, society, and lifestyle, hosting notable guests such as Ernest Hemingway and Antonio Machado. Led by interior designer Antonio Obrador, the neo-classical French-style property has completed a five-year renovation and has reclaimed its place among the iconic landmarks of the vibrant city.
With a privileged location in the heart of Barcelona on stylish Passeig de Gràcia, the 271-room property is home to an unmatched 1,000-piece art collection with works by artists such as Antoni Tàpies and Josep Guinovart. Under the direction of Michelin star Chef Nandu Jubany, a robust gastronomic offering is highlighted by the Majestic Breakfast Experience, named Europe’s Best Breakfast in 2018 by Prix Villégiature. Additionally, The Leading Hotels of the World, a prestigious organization that represents independent luxury hotels from around the world, recognized the property with the Remarkably Uncommon award in 2018; the hotel has been a member of the organization since December 2014. Majestic Hotel & Spa Barcelona is also home to the city’s largest suite, a 5,000-square-foot penthouse with a capacity for six, a dining room, two panoramic terraces, and access to a personal butler and chauffeur.www.hotelmajestic.es.