The Roca brothers wanted to pay tribute to BBVA’s global brand change. The tribute is in the form of an onion flower that combines innovation with sustainability, two axes that form the bases of both institutions. This creation reflects the world tours that the Roca brothers have done with BBVA, with a surprise that reveals itself when the dish is presented to the customer.
“We have traveled half the world cooking alongside BBVA. Obviously, we cannot put all that knowledge into a single dish but we wanted several of these ideas to converge,” said Joan Roca about the new creation. ‘Onion flower with vegetable consommé’ brings together some of things that the team from El Celler de Can Roca team has learned on its journey around the world.
The central flower is surrounded by various shoots and stems, different textures of onion, a purée of potatoes from the Canary Islands, wild mustard, Mexican chilies, sea fig petals or malva fruits. “The dish itself is an onion flower with buds, herbs and stems pickled using techniques that we learned in Turkey,” explains the eldest Roca brother. He adds that it is a dish topped with a “broth cooked at low temperature, inspired by those that we saw in Hong Kong.” A vegetable consommé with bok choy, turnip, onion, Chinese cabbage, broccoli, ginger and carrot.
“It is a tribute because, in a gastronomic sense, it is what we have learned on these tours, but it also has a sense of sustainable awareness as it uses local produce, and a sense of innovation thanks to the recipient in which it’s served,” said the award-winning Catalan chef. Innovation in the form of a dish that changes color to reveal the Bank’s new logo at the bottom when the hot broth is poured into it.
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