Chef Enrique Valenti

Chef Enrique Valenti was born in Madrid, but cooks in Barcelona at Marea Alta, a new seafood restaurant taking the city by storm. This high-flying restaurant overlooks the entire city with 360º views, which are complemented by a sleek and modern interior decor. Chef Valenti’s food is more than worthy of this stunning setting. The quality of the seafood, and the skill with which he prepares it, is exceptional, even by super-high Spanish standards. As a testament to Chef Valenti’s talent, we saw at our recent visit the renowned chef of another Barcelona seafood restaurant dining at the next table over from us.

Because it is so special, Marea Alta was the only non-elBulli related restaurant that we featured on our “Legacy of elBulli Tour” of Barcelona and Catalunya this past June. Its sister, Marea Baja, located one level below Marea Alta, is a fantastic Sangria Bar, redefining what great Sangria is.

We are super-excited to have Chef Valenti come to Troy, New York, to be our fourth guest chef in the Rascal + Thorn Dinner Series.

A Seafood Extravaganza

This seafood-centric event will feature the freshest fish and shellfish from Pura Vida Fisheries, alongside some primo Spanish product. All will be served on beautiful plates from Crucial Detail, M.Tucker Co. and Steelite USA.

A Special Evening

It’s only fitting that this event will be held at Peck’s Arcade, which is certainly one of the most cutting-edge, creative restaurants in the Capital District. This unique dinner party experience will feature a welcome Sangria cocktail with canapes and dining in the stylish main room looking upon the restaurant’s open kitchen.

Estrella Damm, the renowned beer from Spain will be flowing along with optional wine pairings from 22 Second Street (Peck’s Arcade’s sister business) and a cash bar for cocktails. Tickets will be very limited with an afternoon seating and an evening seating, so don’t wait to purchase your tickets.


There will be two seatings for this late lunch / dinner on Sunday, September 2nd. 2:00pm & 6:30pm

Location: Peck’s Arcade, 217 Broadway, Troy, NY 12180

  • Multi-Course Dinner
  • Welcome Sangria cocktail
  • Beer from Estrella Dam
  • Optional Wine Pairing
  • Service

$110 per person

Optional $55 wine pairing

Two Seatings: 2pm & 6:30pm (6 SEATS FOR 2:00PM SEATING REMAIN & THE 6:30PM SEATING IS SOLD OUT)

To make a reservation for the dinner, please click the button below to use our Tock Reservation system.

Have a question?

    Our guest chef dinner with @airick72 @willtwyatt and @lempka_gram coming up to open the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival at the beautiful @hotelsaranac is still 2 weeks away and we have already sold out both Saturday seatings! There are only a few seats still available for the Friday night seating! 

To whet your whistle even more, we are proud to say that the cocktail pairings will feature the portfolio of Chatham Imports including @michterswhiskey @sietemisterios Mezcal @farmersgin and more!

#randtguestchefseries #saranaclake #saranaclakewintercarnival
    A great event comes down to details, both large and small. We are proud to feature these beautiful cocktail napkins done for us by @mydrap_northamerica to be used for our upcoming R+T dinners with Eric Anderson, Will Wyatt and Alex Lempka to open Saranac Lake winter Carnival at the beautiful Hotel Saranac on the 3rd and 4th of February.  Tickets are sold out for the 8pm Saturday seating, but we still have a few left for the Friday night and 5PM Saturday seatings. See our profile for more information.

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    The holidays are upon us and it’s too late for shipping, but if you hurry, you can still purchase tickets for the grand return of the Rascal + Thorn Guest Chef Series, our first since the pandemic started. Featuring Michelin-starred chef Erik Anderson ( @airick72 ) currently at the 1Michelin star Barndiva in beautiful Healdsburg, CA in the heart of Sonoma wine country and NYC barman extraordinaire, Will Wyatt ( @willtwyatt ) of Mr. Paradise et al., these will take place at the impressively refurbished Hotel Saranac in Saranac Lake, NY to kick off the famously festive Saranac Lake Winter Carnival.

The second Saturday seating is nearly sold out and the other two seatings aren’t far behind. We have a limited number of discounted guest rooms available with purchase @hotelsaranac  so you can make a special pre-valentine’s weekend in the heart of the Adirondacks!

The evening will open with canapés from Chef Alex Lempka ( @lempka_gram ) of Hamlet & Ghost in Saratoga Springs and a welcome beverage, followed by a 5 course dinner with a choice of alcohol-containing and alcohol free pairings. 

The photo was taken 10 years ago at the legendary The Catbird Seat in Nashville, TN, where Chef Anderson was the opening chef along with Chef Josh Habiger.

Follow the profile link to the Rascal + Thorn website for more information and a link to Tock for tickets.