The new 3 stars is in Barcelona
Michelin has celebrated this afternoon its festival of presentation of the guide of Spain and Portugal for 2017 and it has done managing to surprise, trying to divert the eyes of Barcelona, the city that has finally gone to stop the only new maximum score of The Red Guide: the new restaurant is the restaurant Lasarte, directed by Martín Berasategui with his chef Paolo Casagrande.
Michelin’s bet has surprised not so much the high level of the kitchen and the hall of the establishment, but because it was a Basque chef and not Catalan (like those who captain the rest of the city) the chosen to pay off the outstanding debt with Barcelona, who had never had a restaurant with three stars.
The Lasarte, in the remodeled Hotel Monument, of the Cadarso group, remained closed for a little more than three months (the hotel closed more than three years), to return only a few months ago with such an ambitious bet that it has catapulted to the club of the Trifles
Catalunya, which has not obtained a second star this year, has achieved several first stars; Have been given to Céleri, the restaurant of Xavier Pellicer in which the chef of Àbac and Can Fabes pays homage to the plant world and organic products. Pellicer returns to the world of stars, in a restaurant that is starting to be small for the success of diners. It is the return of a cook who suffered the year in which the presentation was made in Barcelona and, shortly after Santi Santamaria’s death, his maximum recognition was withdrawn.
He has also obtained the Xerta star of Barcelona, which opened a few months ago in the hotel Ohla Eixample and where chef Fran López embroider the kitchen of the Delta. Dance of emotions for Pere Arpa, who has recovered the star that they retired to his restaurant Ca l’Arpa, in Banyoles.
Spain and Portugal add seven new biets, five for Spain and two for Portugal (Il Gallo d’Oro, in Funcha, Madeira and The Yeatman in Villa Nova de Gaia in Porto). It has entered the club of the starred La Boscana (Bellvís) and culminates the year with another recognition to the cook Vicent Guimerà of L’Antic Molí de Ulldecona, that in the last Gastronomic Forum it was proclaimed Cook of the Year.
In Madrid, the second restaurant DSTAgE, by chef Diego Guerrero, who had already achieved that score when he ran the Club Allard and achieved the first A Barra, the successful project of Jose Gomez (de Joselito) and El Invernadero, Rodrigo de la Street, defender of gastrobotanic.
Two Cantabrian restaurants pass into the category of 2 stars: this is the Cenador de Amos, which occupies an old mansion in Villaverde de Pontones and which governs the cook Jesus Sánchez and his wife, the head of the hall and director Marian Martínez Pereda, and the Annua , Of San Vicente de la Barquera, of the chef Óscar Calleja.
And two restaurants in Alicante also receive the second: L’Escaleta, by chef Kiko Moya, in Concentaina and Bon Amb, in Xàvia.
The passage of Michelin through Girona will be remembered as the year in which Martín Berasategui expanded his collection of Michelin stars with the first Barcelona three stars, a restaurant which, according to the guides themselves, has been surprised by “the unusual elegance in the dishes Paolo Casagrande, both in tastes and combinations. ”
Some dishes, they say, in which the very personal mark of Martín Berasategui is appreciated. A year with 15 restaurants that get their first stars for Spain and 7 for Portugal (one for Sergi Arola’s restaurant in Sintra). Among the most anticipated, which have finally been granted, the first for the chefs’ restaurant such as Paco Morales, Noor (Córdoba) or the cited El Invernadero de Rodrigo de la Calle, in Collado Mediano (Madrid).
Restaurants with three stars Michelin
|Akelarre||San Sebastián (Guipúzcoa)|
|Arzak||San Sebastián (Guipúzcoa)|
|El Celler de Can Roca||Girona|
|Martín Berasategui||Lasarte-Oria (Guipúzcoa)|
|Quique Dacosta||Dénia (Alicante)|
|Sant Pau||Sant Pol de Mar (Barcelona)|
Restaurants with two stars Michelin
|L’Escaleta *||Cocentaina (Alicante)|
|Annua *||San Vicente de la Barquera (Cantabria)|
|El Cenador de Amós *||Villaverde de Pontones (Cantabria)|
|BonAmb *||Xàbia (Alicante)|
|El Club Allard||Madrid|
|Les Cols||Olot (Girona)|
|La Terraza del Casino||Madrid|
|Casa Marcial||Arriondas (Asturias)|
|Dani García||Marbella (Málaga)|
|Aponiente||El Puerto de Santa María (Cádiz)|
|Enoteca||Hotel Arts, Barcelona|
|El Portal||Ezcaray (La Rioja)|
|M.B. de Martín Berasategui||Tenerife|
|Zaranda||Es Capdellà (Mallorca)|
New Restaurants with one star Michelin
|Ca l’Arpa||Banyoles (Girona)|
|La Boscana||Bellvís (Lleida)|
|L’Antic Molí||Ulldeconia (Tarragona)|
|El Invernadero||Collano Mediano (Madrid)|
|Raúl Resino||Benicarló (Castellón)|
|Adrián Quetglas||Palma de Mallorca|
|Argos||Port de Pollença (Mallorca)|