Falconera stands for nature and the Mediterranean, a place where you can eat regional products that are prepared according to traditional recipes. With a focus on all types of rice dishes – from a classic ‘paella’ to a ‘wet’ Catalan rice to an ‘anti-paella’ with alternative ingredients, even French products are used here, such as foie gras or duck’s breast (magret).
Gregory Abella discovered his love for ‘the stoves’ in 1999 when he was 17 years old at the Alt Empordà Gastronomy Culinary Academy in Vilamalla.
After an apprenticeship under the direction of Jaume Subirós (owner) and Francesc Lloret (head chef) at the Almadrava Park Hotel in Roses, he completed practices in various establishments around the world.
Among others in Barcelona and Paris. In 2010, at just 28 years old, he became the chef at the Tobazo Hotel in Candanchú (Osca), which enabled him to take part in the competition for young chefs under 30 in Vitòria (Àlava), where he won fourth place.
After further years looking for new experiences, he was able to fulfil his greatest dream on December 1, 2016 and open his own restaurant in his hometown.
THE CUISINE OF THE RESTAURANT
The house specials are all kind of typical Catalan, Spanish and Mediterranean rice dishes, without neglecting other specialties of local culinary tradition. By lovingly handling the top-class products of the region, we not only want to meet the tastes of our guests, but also satisfy their souls.
Roses is a fishing village on the northern Costa Brava, which gives its name to one of the «most beautiful bays in the world» that captivates visitors from all over. It is located in the middle of three National Parks – the “wild coast” of the Cap de Creus in the northeast, the forests and mountains of the Albera heights in the west and the marshes of the Aiguamolls de l’Empordà in the south. These give Roses its unique character and offer lovers of nature and environment unprecedented opportunities to get to know the Mediterranean from a completely different angle.
Due to the outstanding quality of its food products from agriculture, animal husbandry and fishing, Roses has also become a stronghold in international gastronomy.
Cape Falconera is the southern tip of the Cap de Creus National Park and separates the two coasts of Roses into the golden sandy beaches of the gulf and the bays of Canyelles Petites and Almadrava below, from the rocky structure of the shore between Cala Montjoi and Cape Norfeu above. Its name already indicates the presence of falcons and kestrels in the area, and even the wind and the sea have shaped one of its rocks into a figure that resembles the beak of a hunting bird. Its unique location has also made it a superb observation point above the beautiful Bay of Roses.