Welcome to the magical Rocambolesc ice cream factory of Girona!
It all started when Jordi Roca decided to bring back the traditional dessert trolley of El Celler de Can Roca, which was dispensed with when he took over the sweet part of the menu. When they saw the new petit‑four trolley designed by Andreu Carulla, the Roca brothers thought it would be fun to stroll around the streets of Girona offering these petits fours to passers-by. Though it was an exciting idea, they were faced with the restrictions imposed by local regulations, so they decided to showcase it in an ice cream shop that they opened in the center of town: this is how Rocambolesc was born.
For us, it all started when we walked by this Willy Wonka magic factory during a stroll in Girona streets last June. The way the guys over Rocambolesc describe their business is enthusiastic and very-well said/written so we’re letting them tell the story:
“The vintage feel of the establishment, inspired by the magical world of Willy Wonka, the fictional character that owns a chocolate factory in Roald Dahl’s children’s book and Tim Burton’s movie, is the work of Sandra Tarruella‘s Interior Architecture design firm and the graphic design firm Run, which is also responsible for the corporate identity and the packaging.” We say, well done Mrs Sandra, the playful & vintage feel is unique! Now, let’s get the lowdown on their basic product: Ice creams.
“Ice creams are the essential product on offer: six different flavors, in cones or tubs, combined with up to 34 funny toppings, so that you can make your own ice cream to suit your taste. Besides, new products are created throughout the year: hot ice cream-filled buns, ice-cream muffins, etc. We also offer desserts with the ice creams and ingredients that we use at the restaurant, following the original recipe, such as the famous milk dessert, in a special take‑away kit that everyone can prepare and taste home: a whole kit that includes cotton candy, guava, milk caramel, sheep’s milk yoghurt and local Ripollesa sheep’s milk ice cream.“
It’s a daily treat you can’t miss when in Girona (drooling). And some good news for the Madrilenos: their new parlor just opened in Madrid! Take a peek of its exceptional design & feel: Rocambolesc Madrid
Location: Rocambolesc Girona, Carrer de Santa Clara 50, 17001 Girona
Phone: +34 972 416 667
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