Tast Cuina Catalana will have 120-covers over three floors, with a casual dining and bar area on the ground floor, a first-floor dining room and a second floor with private rooms offering a tasting menu.
Perez (pictured) is chef-patron of two two-star Michelin restaurants – Miramar, in Llançà (Girona) and Enoteca at the Arts Hotel in Barcelona, a city where he has six restaurants in all. He is also behind the one-star Michelin restaurant Cinc at the Hotel Das Stue in Berlin.
“We are delighted to bring the Catalan cuisine to Manchester and to be part of the amazing team behind Tast,” he said.
Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola, Txiki Begiristain, Ferran Soriano are among the private investors in the restaurant, having teamed-up with Brazilian steak house group Fazenda.
Fazenda director Tomas Maunier added: “We are hugely excited to be working with these amazing creative talents. Catalonia has a distinctive identity and culture from that of Spain and our ambition is to introduce people to its wonderful tastes and flavours.
Paco’s reputation is immense and we will serve some of his and Pep’s favourite Catalan dishes, both traditional and with innovative modern twists.”