Sadly, our waitlist wish of dining at Cellar de can Roca didn’t come true. Our final day in Girona was warm and sunny and, noticeably, windless. So, before jumping on a very lovely high speed train to Barcelona, we made it our mission to experience something Roca – ice cream.
Situated on Carrer Santa Clara, just by the Saint Agusti Bridge (the criss cross metal one), Rocambolesc could easily be missed, it‘s tiny. You can buy 19 different varieties in 500ml tubs with flavours like olive oil and toasted bread, Parmesan and asparagus and truffle, alongside old favourites like chocolate and vanilla. They also have some fun ice lollies.
It’s actually quite good to have a limited choice, otherwise I’d have struggled to pick.
Not a fan of overly floral food, I have to say, it was beautiful. It was richer than you’d expect of a sorbet, the coconut milky and sweet. The floral violet was soft and not too perfumed.
It was sensational, creamy and sour, the flavours bursting in my mouth. Topped with lime marshmallows, Amaranth cherries and lime rocks.
At €4.20 it’s a great way to try food from one of the world‘s greatest chefs. I’m just sorry we only made one visit.