The Michelin Guide to Spain and Portugal 2015 is fast approaching and we’ll keep you updated with the results of the Michelin Starred Restaurants in Spain for 2015! In the meantime, over the next few days we’ll be showcasing some of the Best Michelin starred Chefs in Spain, if not the World, with our own Pre-Michelin Guide Spain 2015 SuperChef Series by Gourmand Breaks- An insight into the world of some of the current Michelin 3 star and Michelin 2 star chefs in Spain!
Previously we showcased Paco Pérez of Michelin 2 star restaurants Miramar and Enoteca, and Andoni Luis Aduriz of Michelin 2 star restaurant Mugaritz. Today, and in no particular order, a Michelin Starred chef shooting for Barcelona’s first 3 Michelin star restaurant:
Jordi Cruz – Received his first Michelin star at just 24 years old and is chef at Michelin 2 star restaurant ABaC, Michelin 1 star restaurant L’Angle and Ten’s Tapas Restaurant- all in Barcelona. Jordi Cruz is also a TV personality, being one of the judges on Masterchef -Spain. To be enjoyed on one of our Private Food, Wine and Cultural Tours :)
Jordi Cruz was born in Manresa – Barcelona, in 1978. He developed his culinary skills by studying at the “Escola Superior de Hostelería Joviat” in Manresa and at age 14 began working in the restaurant Cercs Estany Clar, Barcelona. Here, he received his first Michelin star in 2002, becoming, at just 24 years of age, the youngest chef in Spain to receive such an honor.
In December 2007, Jordi Cruz left Estany Clar and became the manager and head chef at the restaurant L’Angle in Sant Fruitós de Bages (Barcelona). In November 2008 the restaurant was awarded with one Michelin star.
In May 2010, Jordi Cruz took the helm of ABaC, which is now the gastronomic reference of the city and awarded with the Best Restaurant of Catalonia 2011 by the Catalan Academy of Gastronomy.
In 2012, Jordi Cruz opened Ten’s Tapas Restaurant in the Born district of Barcelona and with 2 kitchens already in the city, in 2013, L’Angle was relocated to Barcelona city, hence giving Jordi Cruz easy access to his 3 kitchens.
Local, seasonal produce is a must in all of Jordi Cruz’s kitchens and Michelin 2* restaurant ABaC provides a creative yet traditional take on high quality produce.
ABaC restaurant first opened it’s doors in 2000 in the premises of the now Ten’s Tapas Restaurant by Jordi Cruz. It was relocated in 2008. ABaC is currently a Michelin 2 Star Restaurant (since the 2012 Michelin Guide) but as the city of Barcelona is still shooting for that 3rd Michelin star, will the talented Jordi Cruz, with ABaC, produce the goods to give the city its first Michelin 3 star restaurant ?
With Spanish Chefs taking the World by storm, now is the time to visit Spain, home to 10% of the World’s Best Restaurants and numerous Michelin starred Restaurants! On one of our Private Food, Wine and Cultural Tours you can indulge in the Best Michelin Starred Restaurants in Spain. Contact us for your personalized quote.