Messi’s restaurant where you can eat a ‘Ballon d’Or’ for $25
The Hincha restaurant opened its doors at the MiM hotel in Andorra together with chef Nandu Jubany, where they offer “Leo Messi’s favorite dishes”.
It is now possible to taste a Ballon d’Or, thanks to the culinary expertise of chef Nandu Jubany, who has masterfully crafted this unique creation at Hincha (which means fan or supporter in English), the newly opened restaurant owned by Paris Saint-Germain striker Lionel Messi.
Numerous athletes have ventured into the restaurant industry, including renowned figures like Rafa Nadal, Cristiano Ronaldo, Pau Gasol, Marcos Llorente, and Marcos Asensio, among many others. Following suit, Messi has opened Hincha within the MiM Andorra hotel, located in Andorra, the tiny, independent principality situated between France and Spain in the Pyrenees mountains.
Situated on the hotel’s first floor, Hincha offers a delectable selection of dishes that blend the chef’s innovative creations with Messi’s personal favorites from his native Argentina. The restaurant’s website describes it as an establishment that provides “authentic cuisine for the whole family, based on quality products.”
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The menu at Hincha presents a plethora of options to satisfy various tastes. Pizzas range from 15 to 29 euros ($16-32), while oysters are available for 6 euros ($6.50) each. Tantalizing choices include tiraditos (a Peruvian dish of raw fish) and tartars starting at 19 euros ($21), a diverse selection of meats, including the esteemed Japanese wagyu priced at 390 euros ($422) per kilo, sausages starting at 19.50 euros ($22), fish, carpaccios, pasta, and vegetarian dishes starting at 12 euros ($13). Additionally, the restaurant offers enticing accompaniments such as grilled avocado with pico de gallo.
Complementing the diverse menu are customized cocktails priced at 15 euros ($16) with alcohol and three less without. Furthermore, Hincha offers an impressive selection of wines capable of satisfying even the most discerning palate.
The opening of Hincha allows fans and food enthusiasts alike to indulge in an extraordinary dining experience, savoring the flavors that have captivated Messi and relishing the opportunity to taste a ‘Ballon d’Or’ of sorts. With its enticing menu, exquisite cocktails, and an array of captivating wines, Hincha promises an unforgettable culinary journey for all who visit.
But, the real award winning section comes when the desserts are in play, where the option worthy of the best, as mentioned above, makes it possible to eat the Ballon d’Or, a sweet replica of the individual player trophy that has been handed over to Messi on a record seven occasions across his career.
It’s a pudding that has a additional price of 24 euros (c. $25), and that has become one of the great favorites on the menu.