October came around again, and along with it, the much-awaited visit to Casa Gomis, also known as La Ricarda, the jewel of modern architecture by Antonio Bonet Castellana that is tucked away among the pine groves flanking the beach at El Prat. A gloriously warm autumn morning heightened the appeal of a visit that never fails to captivate.
Touring La Ricarda
The tour of the house, led by Marita Gomis—one of the daughters of the Gomis Bertrand couple, who commissioned the project from Bonet in 1949—and architect Arturo Frediani allowed us to delve back into the magic of this unique home.
The appetizers, once again prepared by chef Jordi Vilà, were served in the garden. Vilà served a memorable sequence of dishes, among which the paella with seasonal mushrooms and sausages reigned supreme.
Straw hats were handed out to help us fend off the sun, blazing late in the season. We engaged in relaxed conversations, framed by the stunning outline of the house and its boldly undulating concrete rooftop.
Heightening the aesthetic and sensory pleasures in life, the gathering turned into the perfect day.
Photographer: Jorge de Jorge Jordán