Barcelona is emerging again as gastronomic capital by distinguished local number
Albert Adrià at Hoja Santa Restaurant
Santiago de Compostela takes the witness that night to Marbella to host the first gala of Spanish cuisine, which will be published the Michelin Guide Spain & Portugal 2016. The stage will be the Catholic Hostal Dos Reis, located in the Plaza del Obradoiro, which is also the world’s oldest hotel. Galician twelve establishments bearing a distinction eight cook during the appointment. Last minute nerves combine with the illusion of living a night in which Galicia get their first two stars and is a showcase for the world. “Let your land be stage for the presentation of the guide with more global relevance and nervousness in itself it implies” reflects in conversation with this newspaper in July Sotomayor, restaurant Nova de Orense. He is assisted by his cousin and partner, Daniel Guzman sees a second star away because “hold the award and it is a challenge in itself.”
Share your vision Pepe Solla, Solla House chef, in the pools for the second time Maracon temple while maintaining its characteristic caution: “It’s really difficult to get to biestrellato”. Of course, they all share the illusion of Galician cuisine can be higher in the ranking “It would be nice to Galicia, anyone would fill with pride,” says chef de Poio (Pontevedra).
From Michelin they are always tight when giving holders but have anticipated that the distribution of this year will be splendid in new first stars, which will play to “islands” to be bet on the “bench” and that there will be a promotion. Maybe it’s time for Ca l’Enric (La Vall de Bianya), Can Jubany (Calldetenes), the DSTAgE Caelis Madrid or Barcelona, Dos Cielos, Rock Moo become his second flashy or so, perhaps, some of twelve Galician restaurants with a star for years to get their second. That was the trend last year when 19 new relumbrones were awarded first and was rewarded with a second distinction Aponiente Andalusian chef Angel León Cadiz located in Puerto de Santa María.
Michelin also anticipates that there will be no major crash, “no bad news” because, although “some” stars will be lost, no “bump” that indicates that the maximum score is not removed any of the eight triestrellados there ( Arzak, Akelarre, Martin Berasategui, Sant Pau, El Celler de Can Roca, Quique Dacosta Restaurant, Azurmendi and DiverXO). It seems, no clutch, there is a new three stars in the horizon. Despite the high level of Spanish cuisine, a drought of triestrellados portends: we must go back two years to find Azurmendi and Quique Dacosta, who got it in the 2013 guide, and one for DiverXo in 2014.
For this year have been extended invitations to the Parador Hostal dos Reis Católicos Santiago to restaurants that have a star, those who are the trigger to have it and those in Bib Gourmand (a list of addresses that offer a quality food at less than 35 euros) seeking “a representation of everything that contains guidance” in the words of the director of Foreign Affairs of the red guide, Angel Pardo.
The expanded competition will enable some new winners are the public and that the strength of the new Spanish and Portuguese culinary campus will dramatize.
Although the favorites lists due more to speculations and wishes to certainties, among the experts handle bets for a first distinction are two restaurants of chefs exbullinianos: Holy Sheet (Albert Adrià) and enjoy (Oriol Castro and Eduard Xatruch). If the bet last year with Pakta and MX point is repeated, exotic cuisines could add some recognition. Other locals restaurants in the spotlight of criticism are Gresca, Coure and Espai Kru (also among the favorites last year although the only new star that ended up getting was for Pakta Barcelona, his ‘brother’ in the project with Albert and elBarri Ferran Adrià and the Iglesias brothers). In the Madrid betting out or Lúa names like Alabaster.
Discussed and controversial as all guides, always remember Michelin star awarded to restaurants with a “very good cuisine in its category”, two stars indicate that serves an “excellent cuisine” why “worth a detour” and three stars mean “exceptional cuisine” and a “table that is worth the trip.” Spain is in the Michelin Guide 2015 eight restaurants with three “macarons”, 18 with two, one 143 and 229 enrolled in the Bib Gourmand category, while Portugal lacks “triestrellados” and adds three restaurants with two stars, eleven with a and 33 Bib Gourmand. We will see in a few hours what they have left the twelve kilometers enforcement inspectors to discover or endorse sharing “maracons” establishments. Move this year to such a fate as Santiago pilgrim seeks “to pay tribute to Galicia as a culinary enclave of the first order,” according to Michelin pointed from a few months ago. Perhaps, as happened last year with Aponiente, the site up to the second star. Or maybe the Michelin finished putting in your gastronomic map galaico more local homes for that journey in search of a good meal after the way. That’s not a bad idea. There are still a few hours, place your bets.
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