La Dolça, the new gastronomic space in Tickets Restaurant, is the result of the successful collaboration between the duo of chefs Albert and Ferran Adrià and the Iglesias brothers over the past four years. The continued evolution and success of Tickets Restaurant required an extension, bringing forth La Dolça, the new space dedicated solely to desserts. For its design the Adrià brothers once again chose El Equipo Creativo who designed the original Tickets.
After a dinner full of surprises in Tickets, guests are invited to “put the icing on the cake” by having dessert in La Dolça. The new space aims to embrace the visitor and carry them to the magical universe of children’s stories where sweets have a special importance, like ‘Alice in Wonderland’ or ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’.
Just as in those fantasy worlds, everyday objects change scale, context and position, so they do in La Dolça, creating a surprising and fantasy world… and perhaps, making us feel like children once again.
From above, the ceiling is the real protagonist in the design, receiving the guest with an explosion of colour: strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, cherries and giant flowers envelop the space offering a unique and magical atmosphere.
At a more accessible level for guests, the furniture has been specifically designed for La Dolça. Each piece contributes to the forms of the scenography. White paper doilies are used for the various pastries and are the recurring theme for the design of the tables. The doilies on the tables also serve as filters, through which bright spotlights draw a mottled collage of lights and shadows across the floor.
While drawing from the bustling spirit of Tickets Restaurant, La Dolça also offers a sweet, fantastic counterpoint: from the roguish world of the Paral.lel Avenue to which Tickets pays homage to an imaginary world seen through the eyes of a child.
Images © Adrià Goula