Hotel Barcelona Princess semifinalist of the Plancton Marino Challenge of the Hotel Tapa Tour 2017

The Hotel Barcelona Princess also accepted the challenge of the second edition of the Hotel Tapa Tour in Barcelona and it has been one of the 6 semifinalists hotels of the qualifying round of the Plancton Marino Challenge.

The challenge is to create a tapa where the star ingredient should be the Marine Plankton (Plancton Marino). A nutritious and antioxidant food that enhances the aroma and exquisite sea flavor.

For this challenge, Pedro Montolio, chef of the Hotel Barcelona Princess, appointed to Chef Joan Esteve the difficult task to create an innovative tapa with Plankton Marino as a novel ingredient. The result: Planet Plankton with prawns, truffle and hazelnuts.

Reto Plancton Marino Hotel Tapa Tour - Chef Joan Steve - Hotel Barcelona Princess

Reto Plancton Marino Hotel Tapa Tour – Chef Joan Steve – Hotel Barcelona Princess

Planet Plankton is a Tapa out of this world. The tapa consists of a planet formed by two hemispheres stuffed with prawn tartar and truffle, with a creamy heart of Marine Plankton and separated by a grissini of prawns.

In the base of the plate a moon formed by sand of dried bread of prawns and hazelnuts with a few points of green mayonnaise of plankton.

Planeta Plancton - Reto Plancton Marino Hotel Tapa Tour - Hotel Barcelona Princess

Planeta Plancton – Reto Plancton Marino Hotel Tapa Tour – Hotel Barcelona Princess

The Chefs and Semifinalist Hotels in Barclona of the Hotel Tapa Tour challenge are:

Chef: Joan Steve y Pedro Montolio (Hotel Barcelona Princess)
Chef: Martín Rodríguez (Ohla Barcelona)
Chef: Marc Mallasén (Hotel El Palace Barcelona)
Chef: German Espinosa (Hotel España)
Chef: André Huertas (Hotel Avenida Palace)
Chef: Pelayo Estrada (Hotel Condes de Barcelona)

The final of #RetoPlanctonMarinoBcn will be held on 12 May in Barcelona with a jury composed of Juan Luis Fernández (gastronomic director of the restaurant Aponiente), Alberto Palomar (chef and gastronomic adviser of Plancton Marino), Ferrán Imedio (gastronomic journalist of El Periódico And On Barcelona) and Nona Rubio (director of Hotel Tapa Tour).

The winning tap and chef will be announced on Monday, May 15 during the closing ceremony of Hotel Tapa Tour Barcelona 2017.

The prize-winning tapa will be offered a month in the winning hotel’s menu, so public can taste a tapa with authentic sea flavor.

Good Luck!

Hotels in Barcelona and chefs Hotel Tapa Tour Barcelona 2017 Challenge:

Marc Masallén (El Palace Barcelona), Pelayo Estrada (Hotel Condes de Barcelona), Germán Espinosa (Hotel España), Martín Rodríguez (Ohla Barcelona), Damien Bolger (Hotel Pulitzer), Nicolau Torra (NH Collection Gran Hotel Calderón), Carlos Novo(Renaissance Barcelona), José Arnaut (Le Méridien Barcelona), Joan Pobla (Meliá Sky Barcelona), Jon García (Hotel Negresco Princess), Pedro Montolio y Joan Esteve (Hotel Barcelona Princess) and André Huertas (Hotel Avenida Palace).

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