els Brancs is the gastronomic restaurant of the Hotel Vistabella and its name derives from the small isles anchored directly in front. It is located on a terrace over a small cliff of the Bonifaci beach. This privileged location not only offers the possibility to admire the famous sunsets, but also pairs perfectly its cuisine with the surroundings of the Bay of Roses. The magnificent natural areas and the rich products of the region, together with the originality and passion are the key factors to let the customers enjoy a sixth sense.
From its beginnings the owners of the Hotel Vistabella, Peter and Scarlette, thought that the gastronomy should be an important pillar within the services offered to their clients. This is the when Gourmet was born, the hotel’s gastronomic restaurant, led by Juan Cardosa.
The birth of els Brancs
After this long period that goes from 1963 to 1999, taking advantage of the hotel’s achievement of the five-star category in 2000, it was the perfect timing to transform the restaurant itself. The project of els Brancs was born when Cedric Vernaillen and Manel Núñez where incorporated by creating a cuisine of art and innovation. At a later stage Marlon and René, the sons of the owners, joined this new venture.
In 2009 Javier Cabrera took over the kitchen and in just four years, the team led by Marlon, René, Manel and Javier revolutionized els Brancs. The boldness of the cooking, the presentation of quality products, and the friendly and helpful service brought the restaurant its first Michelin star in 2013.