Sant Pau restaurant
/ Sant Pol de Mar / Spain
The Sant Pau restaurant is built on the personal and professional development of two people from Sant Pol de Mar, Toni Balam and Carme Ruscalleda. They started working together in 1975 in the grocery store owned by Ramón Ruscalleda and Nuria Serra. It was from there that they gathered up the courage to create the Sant Pau - Carme Ruscalleda in 1988, a restaurant that is committed to quality and originality.
Located at ‘calle Nou’ number 10, in the costal town of Sant Pol de Mar, the restaurant gave new life to an 19th century townhouse. With a beautiful garden and sea views the restaurant replaced a hotel called the Hostal Sant Pau, which was founded in the nineteen sixties and only opened during the summer months.
Originally the menu at the Sant Pau restaurant was much simpler than the one we find today, especially in terms of technique and complexity. Nevertheless, an equal amount of care and attention was put into selecting the ingredients used. Since the beginning, Carme Ruscalleda has worked with the best produce on the market, sourced locally in the Maresme region.
The Sant Pau-Carme Ruscalleda restaurant has built a loyal customer base, received important professional, social and artistic awards and participates and collaborates in a diverse range of media: magazines, newspapers, radio and television. The restaurant has also received the highest evaluations in gastronomic guides. Definitively, it was the professional commitment of the two creators that stimulated them to open a restaurant with its own particular style and gastronomy, offering an inspiring menu based on traditional Catalan cuisine.