Michelin Stars 2016
Catalan chefs today have been the first to arrive at the Parador of the Catholic Kings of Santiago de Compostela, where the party was held presentation of the new Michelin guide. Despite the overcast sky, and the club still triestrellados extended (compose Arzak, Akelarre, El Celler de Can Roca, Martin Berasategui, Sant Pau, Quique Dacosta, Azurmendi and DiverXo), there have been developments such as the second star to have obtained Coke (Humanes, Madrid), the chef Mario Sandoval, and Zaranda (You Capell, Mallorca), Fernando P. Arellano chef (who had already had Star in Madrid before moving to Mallorca).
And, of course, there have been additions to the club crashed; a total of fifteen new stars, of which four are for the Catalans Enjoy and Hoja Santa, both in Barcelona, Tresmacarrons (Masnou) and Emporium (Castelló d’Empúries). Good news that they remain, however, because Catalonia faded somewhat lost the same number of stars that incorporates. In Spain the total lost by closing the Commerce 24, Carles Abellan, Neichel and Arbelaitz Miramon in San Sebastian. And they stop having Manairo Star Catalunya in Barcelona and Ca l’Arpa, Banyoles. Three stars for closing seven are removed by the negative assessment of the inspectors of the guide.
If there is a star that is expected of the Enjoy, former heads of the kitchen of El Bulli Oriol Castro and Eduard Xatruch Mateu Casañas (the latter is the only one who has traveled to Santiago). His smile broadly represented the spirit of El Bulli that was felt in the presentation, as Albert Adrià has also obtained the first star for his Mexican Hoja Santa -third star joins those of Pakta and Tickets-. The years in the kitchen of El Bulli, remembered him yesterday, created impossible to break ties (another former chief of kitchen, Albert Raurich, has a star on his two sticks). “Sometimes we say it is rare to find such a complicity between partners who are not family.
But we are a family, “explained Castro. Today more than one had the feeling that what is rewarded was the work of the family. The blood or that is forged in the kitchen. As an example of the first, the chef Mario Sandoval and his brothers Rafael and Diego, third-generation Coke Madrid (Humanes), who earned the second star (like zarada, that once had star in Madrid and moved Mallorca); Jorda of the first star to a hotel which has been awarded several times and the kitchen and the wide range of wines; that of Aldana, the Tresmacarons (Masnou), who once dared to provoke Michelin with that name (the three ‘macarons’, referring to the three stars) or effort canaries brothers Juan Corner Carlos, among others.
Tonight was, by coincidence, the night of those friends turned into professional brethren, Oriol Castro, Eduard Xatruch, Mateu Casañas and Albert Adrià. The first three are about to celebrate the first year at the helm of Barcelona Enjoy and Albert Adrià and his partner, the Mexican chef Paco Mendez, just blow the first candle in his Mexican restaurant Hoja Santa. The spirit of El Bulli revived tonight at the presentation of the red guide and no one forgot think Juli Soler, who died a few months ago.
Castro recalled that the principles were hard. “We had the experience of sharing in Cadaques, but this was something else. We had left our money and we had a huge space, no reservation and the watchful eye of those who wondered what will the boys of El Bulli. But the truth is that we are happy. ” They remembered the night he arrived at the Cala Montjoi news of the third star for El Bulli. “A Juli Ferran and he caught them on a journey. We celebrate in the kitchen in style. ” Just as today will, before it returns Casañas.
They have not yet reached the second star to Dos Cielos or Can Jubany, whose chefs did not travel to Santiago. Yes they did, rising early with many of their Catalan colleagues, aspiring to the third Paco Perez, Paolo Casagrande (the Barcelona Lasarte), Raul Balam and Jordi Cruz. Its chef, David Andrew, also spoke of complicity. “Yesterday everyone wished us luck for Àbac. And I wondered, more? We are a young team, with good vibes. We work at home and felt like a family. ” With a mischievous smile, punctuated Jordi Cruz: “But if there early for the third, will continue rising early.”
Coke (Humanes. Madrid)
Shaker (Hotel Castell. It Capellà. Mallorca)
Kabuki Raw (Hotel Finca Cortesin. Casares)
Hoja Santa (Barcelona)
Emporium (Castelló d’Empúries)
The Hermit (Benavente. Zamora)
El Rincon de Juan Carlos (Los Gigantes. Tenerife)
Gastrobar Casa Marcelo (Santiago de Compostela)
Bon Bon (Corveiro. Faro. Portugal)
Courtesy Car Service Barcelona