The youngest of the Roca brothers, Jordi, is a real star among pastry chefs. In addition to his personal projects, he is in charge of the desserts at El Celler de Can Roca, which he co-owns with his brothers.
One of the unusual ideas Jordi came up with are his perfume-inspired desserts. It was quite by chance that he discovered a new ingredient – bergamot, a very fragrant citrus fruit. And it was another discovery when he realized that the Calvin Klein Eternity perfume brilliantly reveals the aroma of bergamot with hints of vanilla, mandarin and orange blossom. The chef decided to combine these flavours in a dessert. It was quite risky, but the result amazed him. As Jordi himself admits, the next day he went to perfumery and opened up a whole world of new ideas that he later implemented in his desserts.
Julia Chesnokova for Hotel Alabriga