The sweet universe has outgrown the chef and "dessert" Jordi Roca, who has just announced on social networks the opening of a "bikineria" at number 6 Hortes street (Girona), right next to the Rocambolesc ice cream parlor . The project led by the youngest of the Roca brothers and the pastry chef Alejandra Rivas will open its doors next Friday, September 15.
The creator of the desserts and co-owner of El Celler de Can Roca has unveiled the new proposal through a fun video posted on Instagram, in which he appears in a daring swimsuit taking a bite of the famous sandwich with the song ' Bikini mini', by Matita de fondo.
With the name Rocambolesc Bikineria, this space will serve the classic ham and cheese bikini, but also other less traditional options. The idea is to explore the salty world through Rocambolesc's lenses, so there will be room for snacks with more atypical ingredients such as pastrami or truffles, as well as vegetarian alternatives. At the moment, as this newspaper has learned, they do not contemplate offering sweet sandwiches.
The bikinis can be accompanied with natural apple juice thanks to the collaboration with the PGI Poma de Girona. Also participating in the new project is the Olympic and world medalist in artistic swimming Ona Carbonell, who will have a space in the store where some of her swimsuits will be sold.
From Rocambolesc they have taken the opportunity to remember why in Catalonia the mixed sandwich is known as a bikini. It was a Barcelona dance hall with the same name that began to serve this sandwich in the city. Such was its popularity that people began to ask for "a bikini" in other bars in Barcelona and, over time, in the rest of Catalonia.
This business joins the well-known ice cream parlor Rocambolesc, which since it opened in 2012 in Girona has been replicated in cities such as Barcelona (La Rambla, 51-59), Madrid (Planta 7 El Corte Inglés, C. Serrano, 52 and Pl. de San Miguel, 13) and, recently, in Valencia (C. d'Eugènia Viñes, 22).
The Hotel Casa Cacao is another of the projects run by the youngest of the Rocas, with a chocolate workshop on the ground floor, and where you can try everything from high-quality cocoa to drinks made, for example, with cocoa pulp.