La ToqueC/ Mossèn Miquel Amorós, 11, 43893
Style :  Classic traditional
Cuisine :  Catalan
Price :  € € € €
Owners :  Família Ruipérez
In French, the name La Toque refers to a chef ’s hat rather than “the touch”, which is the Spanish translation. Run by the Ruipérez family, this unique restaurant has just a few well organized tables, a charming interior design, and a rustic terrace full of fresh seasonal flowers. After 12 years working the front of a country diner in the French Alps, the father, Julian, decided to open this restaurant in Altafulla three years ago with his children, Sasha and Pablo. His gastronomic proposal is heavily based on a homemade cuisine with traditional tapas, albeit with a modern touch. Standout dishes include its famous risottos, the Samantha tapa (whose ingredients are a secret because Julian prefers diners to discover them for themselves), and the foie and crispbread sandwich.