CASA PINCE

CASA PINCE

CASA PINCE

CASA PINCE

OUR HISTORY

CASA PINCE, an emblematic high-quality restaurant in Barcelona, left a significant mark in the city. Recognized for its refinement, it introduced the innovation of offering takeaway food and had a high-quality grocery store quality.

Despite being different from the typical restaurant, only serving banquets commissioned, was so successful that the Pinces decided to buy the entire house in the corner of Rauric and Ferran.

The place was elegantly decorated in 1905 by the architect Joan Alsina, winning recognition. Although it closed due to financial challenges,
Casa Pince continues to be remembered for its distinction and quality.

Founded by the Frenchman Jean Pince and his wife Catalina Ros, it quickly gained prestige among the wealthy classes, standing out for its innovation gastronomic. The restaurant hosted distinguished evenings of the powers of the era, from consular events to tributes to artists.

The architect Joan Alsina, Antoni Gaudí’s collaborator in the work of the Palau Güell decorated the premises, winning the award for the best establishment designed in 1905.

The architect Joan Alsina, Antoni Gaudí's collaborator in the work of the Palau Güell decorated the premises, winning the award for the best establishment designed in 1905.

Its refinement was reflected in details such as the crystal baccarat glasses, Lyon tablecloths with the name of the establishment and ornate menus on natural silk. Catalina, who actively participated in the management of the business, demonstrated be creative and energetic. It was she who devised the most effective: just after midday mass at the nearby church of Sant Jaume, she prepared her famous chicken seasoned with a sauce invented by Pinch. Then they let the smoke disperse so that the delicious aroma would capture the attention and stimulate the appetite of the bourgeoisie and aristocrats local.

Although the exact closure is lost to history, the heritage of Casa Pince endures as a brilliant chapter in the rich gastronomic tradition of Barcelona, fusing culinary elegance with architectural excellence in
a peak moment of the 20th century.