December – 2020

 

When these days come, we always make an assessment of the year that is coming to an end and start preparing for next year. That, this year, has totally changed. I don’t want to be pessimistic, much less, but I had to close five months of the year for COVID-19 and another month for holidays.

 

I don’t think I’ve been in time for work: Easter, the Wine Fair, major festivals, gastronomic days, business lunches, wineries … Whenever you propose something to me, I think about it and I end up accepting, because I can’t say no. And nothing happened to me this year.

 

Yes I have lived, and so much! I enjoyed the spring – you know who followed me on the nets – asparagus, wild peas, nature walks with the puppies … I cooked and prepared for when I could open.

 

July arrived and the El Cairat team set off to take care of you as best we can and make you enjoy what we know how to do, meals and room service, expanding the space with the terrace to the Carrer dels Arcs. We changed the approach of the menus we made, we renewed the wine list a bit, and we also included glasses of wine.

 

And most importantly, I’ve met a lot of customers who, for various reasons, haven’t seen each other in years. I have reclaimed proximity customers!

 

We had to close again in October. And here I am, because I don’t think the hospitality industry is a source of coronavirus infection. We have taken hygiene measures very seriously, as we have also fallen victim to them and many businesses have fallen by the wayside.

 

Mercè Pellejà