Chef: Rafa Zafra
City: Barcelona (Spain)
Colors: Pulpis – Flooring
Rafa Zafra was born in Seville and began developing his love for Andalusian cuisine at just 16 years of age. After training and working at prestigious Michelin star restaurants throughout the country and abroad such as Tristán, Aldebarán, Arzak, Arnolfo, La Antica Tratoría, Calima and La Terraza del Casino, he returned to Seville to become the Head Chef at La Hacienda Benazuza and collaborator of elBullihotel where he was able to maintain the two Michelin stars and 2 Repsol Guide Suns.
After that, he continued working with the Adrià brothers on different gastronomy projects until the end of 2016, when he inaugurated his most personal project: ESTIMAR. His restaurant, located in Barcelona, was opened to transmit his love for the Mediterranean and pay homage to all the delicacies of the sea.
ESTIMAR just has been recognized as "Best New Restaurant of Barcelona" by Macarfi Rookie Awards, the guide of the Condal City’s local restaurants. The restaurant in which Neolith is present with the Pulpis Silk model applied in the floor. A model that transmits power, sobriety and elegance with contrast and a play of shades and volumes in combination with other architectural elements of lighter tones.