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Having hosted epic three day gourmet raids in Copenhagen, it’s time for the moveable feast to conquer new culinary destinations in the pursuit of the perfect meal.

With an appetite for Barcelona – Spain’s second city, self-confident capital of Catalunya, loved around the world for its vibrant life, its sheer style, its looks and energy – we enter the mouthwatering metropolis in late April, offering “the world’s most coveted dinner tickets” to pleasure aficionados, flying in from around the globe.

3 days – 3 unique dining venues – 1 great dinner party.

Thursday, April 25th – Friday, April 26th – Saturday, April 27th.

16 notabilities only.



Thursday, April 25th.

Chapter 1 – The Bestselling Foodwriter


Matt Goulding – considered one the world’s most insightful food writers – is a publisher and editor-in-chief of the globally respected Roads & Kingdoms, – former food editor of Men’s Health and the co-author of the New York Times bestselling series Eat This, Not That, with more than 9 million copies published.

He published his first travel story about being the only American in a Spanish culinary school. In the decade since, he’s eaten and written his way around the world, cooking on boats in Patagonia, slaughtering pigs in southern Spain, and chasing abalone gangsters in South Africa. Along the way, he’s written profiles of the biggest names in the food world: Ferran Adrià, José Andres, and Rene Redzepi, among others. 

Matt Goulding also writes for the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Food and Wine and Time Magazine. He divides his time between the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona and the open skies of rural North Carolina.

The first night of Dining Impossible 3, Matt Goulding hosts us at his authentic penthouse terrace, overlooking most of Barcelona. 

At an informal private dining experience we’ll be given an introduction to Catalonian cooking through a battery of delicious selections made by Mr. Goulding, – the beautiful wines of Spain, – the laid back living of Barcelona – having the opportunity to get the pleasure of one of the world’s most desirable cities under our skin.

Adding a dose of The Dinner Party-exclusivity – we’ll quite uniquely be served magnum bottles of the extremely exclusive 1998 Champagne Boërl & Kroff – in its category, the most expensive Champagne in the world, going for 5500 USD a magnum in US-retail.

The bottles are especially designed for Dining Impossible 3, and presented by Bon Vivante par Excellence Marie Von Ahm – a notable wine taster, globetrotter and first woman to become permanent member of Le Grand Jury Européen.

Dress code: Classy laissez faire.


Friday, April 26th.

Chapter 2 – The World’s No. 2


The passion for cooking and hospitality shared by the three Roca-brothers is palpable, but the food is playful rather than serious – caramelised olives are brought to the table on bonsai trees – and Catalan ingredients are given centre-stage billing on the menu.

Clever techniques complement simple flavour combinations designed to titillate the palate and the memory rather than confuse the mind. It’s clever stuff – but thankfully it is also utterly delicious.

El Celler de Can Roca holds three stars in Guide Michelin and is voted the World’s second best restaurant by the San Pellegrino Top 50-list.

This evening featuring the world renowned staff of El Celler de Can Roca at this international highest level acclaimed restaurant – offering Champagne, a grande feast menu, a connoisseur wine menu, mineral water, gourmet coffee/tea, delicious petit fours and avecs in a semi-private dining room – still having the ambiance of the restaurant.

Furthermore, as a cherry on the top, a private guided tour of the kitchen and “battle station” of the restaurant plus a tour of the large wine cellar with some 60000 bottles.

Transport to and from El Celler de Can Roca in Girona – 85 kilometers north of Barcelona – will be in stretch limousines, bubbles included.

Dress code: Formal elegance.


Saturday, April 27th.

Chapter 3 – The Icons


Starting out with a suitable tipsiness – acquired at a late afternoon cocktail party at the original luxury roof terrace bar at The Majestic Hotel – we enter our final dining destination.

41° draws a crowd of curious locals and international diners to the resurgent theater neighborhood of Poble Sec. Featuring a sophisticated velvety interior, diamond-encrusted wall art and jazzy background music, this meant-to-be-cocktail-bar has become the most coveted dinner seats in all of Spain.

41° is named for the parallel of latitude on which Barcelona lies, and is one half of the Adrià-brothers’ new venture. The other is Tickets, a sprawling adjacent tapas restaurant that opened in March. Drawing inspiration from the area’s past as the city’s theater district, 41° is the intimate backstage hangout to Tickets’s spotlight-saturated stage.

This evening we’ll be an acting part of this stage, having 41° exclusively to The Dinner Party – experiencing 41+ servings with each 12 flavor components – elBulli classics as well as new wizardry combinations conceived by a mastermind, voted by many as the world’s greatest chef.

All this paired with a full-blown drinks menu equally as arousing as the menu.

Dress code: It’s all about the attitude.


After the finalé dinner, we’ll end up in the Barceloneta district and rise up to the 26th floor to W Hotel’s ultra-exclusive Eclipse, where the freshest cocktails are complemented by world-class DJs spinning soulful sounds, delicious beats & live performances, inspired by its stunning Mediterranean setting and inherently London personality.

Flirty with a touch of whimsy, Eclipse has changed the face of Barcelona’s nightlife and establish itself as the city’s ultimate entertainment lifestyle destination for local tastemakers and global jetsetters alike.

The Dinner Party have private tables by the dancefloor, overlooking Barcelona and its beaches – awaited by bottles of Champagne Ruinart Rosé, ending up 72 remarkable hours in style.

Famous by day, notorious by night.





As always the guest list remains a secret to the public and will only be shared in details among the participants. Menu and wines will be served découverte, meaning presented and discovered on the night of the dinner parties as a part of a full-blown Catalonian storytelling.

Should hotel be needed in Barcelona, we are more than happy to help.

Price per cover is € 1650,00 including all besides extra drinks at W Eclipse. Please contact Kristian Brask Thomsen at email address ambassador@bon-vivant.dk for further information.

Thank you.

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Hungry for more? Read what FORBES wrote on Dining Impossible 3.