Somiatruites Hotel and Restaurant is an architectural-gastronomic project located in an old tannery in the emblematic neighborhood of Rec de Igualada, renovated by the architect and co-owner of Somiatruites, Xavier Andrés. The culinary proposal is the work of the chef and co-owner of the project, David Andrés, who trained at the prestigious Hoffmann school and is the current chef of the historic Via Veneto Michelin-star restaurant in Barcelona.
The Andrés brothers were the project founders, which was first created as a restaurant and opened its doors for the first time on July 15, 2013. Since then, Somiatruites has established itself as one of the benchmark restaurants in the Anoia region, offering a modern and fun gastronomic proposal, based on traditional foods and offered at an affordable price for all budgets.
However, Somiatruites is not only a gastronomic project but also an architectural one. The interior of the old tannery, refurbished to house the restaurant, has an industrial aesthetic, with stone and brick walls, designer furniture, and leather trimmings hanging on the ceiling, in recognition of the building’s history. The uniqueness of this space and the quality of its cuisine have been recognized by the Michelin Guide since 2017 to present day, when the Igualadino restaurant and hotel obtained the distinctive Bib Gourmand, a recognition of establishments that offer good value for money.
In recent years, chef David Andrés has been proclaimed the best young chef in Spain and Portugal on three consecutive occasions as a finalist in the ‘Best Young Chef’ global contest, and in 2017 Forbes magazine denoted him one of the 30 most influential young people in the world. Also in the field of cooking, Somiatruites co-chef, Zhou Mengxin, was recognized with the 2019 Chef of the Year award from the Gastronomic Forum.
In March 2019 the Somiatruites project grew with the opening of the Somiatruites hotel, above the restaurant, a self-sufficient and sustainable architectural project led by Xavier Andrés, which has seven rooms that are transformable according to the needs of the guest, with an architectural style that is inspired by the industrial aesthetics of Rec de Igualada neighborhood.