The chef of the Castell Peralada Restaurant, Xavier Sagristà, passed away last Wednesday At 61 years old because of a cancer that had been diagnosed about three months ago, according to sources close to the cook confirmed this Friday.
“We say goodbye to a great and beloved teacher and friend. From a lover of cuisine, of his territory, of the Empordà, of which he always displayed and flagged “, the people in charge of the restaurant have written on their Facebook account.
The chef’s stand out “passion for gastronomy and life” and they assure that they treasure the moments that they have “enjoyed and learned with him.”
Among others, Sagristà worked in the kitchens of El Bulli together with Toni Gerez, with whom started the new gastronomic project of the Castle of Peralada, after its stage in Mas Pou de Avinyonet de Puigventós.
The chef bet on his new project for the proximity kitchen and for the temporality.
Ferran Adrià wrote on his Twitter account: “Today is a very sad day for all bullinians. Yesterday Xavier Sagristà left us, a close friend who was key to writing the history of El Bulli “.