The Penedés “gallo negro”, or black rooster, is an autochthonous breed that was on the point of dying out until, in 1980, they set about trying to preserve it. It’s a rooster, usually black in colour, with dark, bluish-black, legs. A domesticated breed, fed on grain, fruit and garden vegetables, which makes the Penedés “gallo negro” a high quality product that is just perfect when you have to prepare something a little different for special occasions, due to the succulence and consistency of its lean, white and fibrous meat.
Max (in the photo) and Stefano Colombo are the twins brothers that run El Xemei, a restaurant located in the heart of Poble-sec and is renowned as Barcelona’s best Italian. A singular restaurant, serving contemporary Venetian cuisine, which simply can’t be catalogued.