New Review: BCN by Rambla
Owned and operated by the Bistronomia Group, BCN by Rambla is likened to a return trip to Barcelona. Sergi Rostoll, Uri Singla, and Dani Aliaga all have fond memories of the city; if Rambla is a tribute to its touristy spirit, then BCN is a tribute to its not-so-hidden gems and best-kept neighbourhood secrets. “BCN is where you would go to unwind with great food and a glass of wine,” says Aliaga.
BCN’s biggest come-on is its large selection of wines. A temperature-controlled wine cellar on the second floor houses around 50 variants, each one a favourite of the owners. Responsible for this is an in-house sommelier, who goes around to make recommendations—though guests are more than welcome to choose their own. Pair your choice of drink with one of the offerings on BCN’s menu, which run the gamut from tapas to charcoal oven rice dishes.
WHO TO KNOW
One of the co-founders of the Bistronomia Group, Dani Aliaga handles the marketing and strategy arms of the business. He came to the Philippines over a decade ago with his good friends, opening the doors to crowd favourites such as Barcino, Las Flores, Tomatito, and, of course, Rambla.