Les Cols, Restaurant, Olot

Les Cols, Restaurant, Olot

The Michelin star restaurant Les Cols is located in a traditional Catalan Masia in the outskirts of Olot the capital of the county of La Garrotxa, Catalonia.

Michelin star restaurant Les Cols, Olot Spain

Fina Puigdevall chef and owner of the 2 star Michelin restaurant Les Cols spent her childhood in the Masia, which since 1990 also been the home to her restaurant. She runs the restaurant with her husband Manel Puigvert who is headwaiter in the dining area.

In 2005 Les Cols was recognized with its first Michelin star and five years later 2010 the restaurant received its second Michelin star.

Michelin star restaurant Les Cols, Olot Spain

At Les Cols Fina Puigdevall and her team works with seasonal and locally grown products of the area La Garrotxa, to create a minimalistic, humble, sincere cuisine that is balanced and in harmony with its surroundings.

Les Cols dining area is the mix of traditional structure with modern elements, golden details and blackened metal. The restaurant is divided into various spaces, three smaller private rooms, the central dining area of the restaurant has one long table that can seat over 40 persons. The last dining area has an enormous glass wall with a great view of the chickens in the garden.  With this last space, their clients can feel the connection nature that they also transmit in the cuisine.

Outside there´s a garden where the more or less three-hour dining experience can start and finish.

Michelin star restaurant Les Cols, Olot Spain

Starting of the tasting menu with cava

Michelin star restaurant Les Cols, Olot Spain

Buckwheat crust and homemade sausage from Olot

Michelin star restaurant Les Cols, Olot Spain

Buckwheat blini, flowers and buckwheat canapé, hot pork sandwich

At restaurant Les Cols the guest can choose between two menus, Garden & henhouse inspired and based on the products garden and henhouse of the restaurant gives. Here they treat the sustainable kitchen, km0 and it’s more plant-based, they do use egg, fish. We do find meat the starters that are shared with the second menu.

Michelin star restaurant Les Cols, Olot Spain

We chose the latter, Summer & nature, which bring attention to the seasonal products from the countryside of La Garrotxa. Here we find dishes with milk, fish, meat and vegetables from the garden. The menu is set with 20 dishes; starters, mains and dessert and can be accompanied with a wine tasting menu.

Michelin star restaurant Les Cols, Olot Spain

Buckwheat spaghetti in smoked broth

Michelin star restaurant Les Cols, Olot Spain

Green beans in buckwheat tempura served with romesco sauce

We had a great dining experience, where simple and wholesome ingredients were prepared with care to bringing out the best of flavours.

I will let the photos speak from themselves.

Michelin star restaurant Les Cols, Olot Spain

White beans form Sant Pau

Michelin star restaurant Les Cols, Olot Spain

Frozen cottage cheese made of sheep milk with basil and anchovy

Michelin star restaurant Les Cols, Olot Spain

Fresh egg from the henhouse with chanterelles, summer truffle, stew sauce

Stewed potato with eucalyptus oil and garlic

Michelin star restaurant Les Cols, Olot Spain

Summer truffle royale -soup

Rice with squid served with a light aioli

Michelin star restaurant Les Cols, Olot Spain

Salted cod and brandade – pil-pil, grapes, raisins, hot pepper oil, rinds of bacon

Michelin star restaurant Les Cols, Olot Spain

Pork rib with bacon, pear, baby onion

Michelin star restaurant Les Cols, Olot Spain

Heaven for cheese lovers – Catalan cheese

Michelin star restaurant Les Cols, Olot Spain

Catalan cheese selection served with three types of marmalade

Michelin star restaurant Les Cols, Olot Spain

Buckwheat cooked in milk with cinnamon and burnt sugar

Michelin star restaurant Les Cols, Olot Spain

Carob, summer truffle and buckwheat

Michelin star restaurant Les Cols, Olot Spain

Buckwheat farinetes with sugar and dark chocolate

Michelin star restaurant Les Cols, Olot Spain

Melon with apple and celery

At the end of our visit, we were invited to see the kitchen, which was already cleaned up and prepared for the following service later on that afternoon. In the middle of the kitchen, in between all the steel, there was a beautiful glass patio letting the natural light enter the space and giving it a Zen feeling.

Michelin star restaurant Les Cols, Olot Spain

Les Cols kitchen

Michelin star restaurant Les Cols, Olot Spain

Fina

Michelin star restaurant Les Cols, Olot Spain Michelin star restaurant Les Cols, Olot Spain

Les Col´s opening hours:
13.00h -15.30h and 20.30 – 22.30h
Monday, Tuesday and Sunday night closed

Address:
Mas Les Cols, Ctra. De la Canya s/n, 17800 Olot (Girona)
GPS It 42.1896 In 2.50617

Phone:
+34 972 269 209

Mail:
lescols@lescols.com

 Website:
lescols.com

Les Cols, Restaurant, Olot

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