Yes, you read that right, 17 courses at Les Magnolies. I was looking forward to it all week during my time in Montseny Natural Park. Every time I mentioned the name Les Magnolies to locals, their eyes would light up, then they would try and find a reason why they should join us for dinner. After my 17 course dinner, I understood why:
My 17 course dinner at Les Magnolies was easily the most courses I’ve ever eaten (a few courses are missing from the photos). The portions were small, but not overly so. I walked out completely stuffed but very satisfied. Not surprisingly a 17 course meal takes time to eat, we were there for a leisurely four hour plus meal. I have a gluten allergy which was accommodated with creative substutes instead of as an afterthought, which is often the case, which I sincerely appreciated. Besides the number of courses, I really admired the creativity of the dishes. Not all were to my liking (as to be expected with 17 courses) but they were all original, beautifully presented and the service was exceptional – friendly and not at all stuffy! I would definitely recommend Les Magnolies to foodies, gourmets or to those celebrating a special occasion.
More Information on Les Magnolies
Les Magnolies is located in Arbúcies, Spain, just over an hour drive from Barcelona and less than an hour drive from Girona. Reservations are required. A menu is available, but I would highly recommend the set 17 course meal, which changes seasonally. You can also check out their Facebook page for more beautiful food photos and for the latest news on the restaurant.
Disclaimer: I was a guest of Les Magnolies as part of the Montseny Blog Trip, but as always, all opinions expressed are my own.