In the run-up to The Michelin Guide to Spain and Portugal 2016, over the next few weeks we’ll be showcasing some of the Best Michelin starred Chefs in Spain and Portugal  with our own Pre-Michelin Guide Spain and Portugal 2016 SuperChef Series by Gourmand Breaks – An insight into the world of some of the current Michelin star chefs and Michelin star restaurants in Spain and Portugal!

This year we’re starting in Portugal where surprisingly there are no Michelin 3 star restaurants (yet!). Last week we presented Belcanto by José Avillez – Lisbon, Portugal, and now,  in no particular order, an Austrian born chef who is now ready for that 3rd Michelin star in 2016, after receiving the Second Michelin Star for his restaurant Ocean in 2011:

Hans Neuner

Hans Neuner – trained under Karlheinz Hauser in the Adlon Hotel restaurant in Berlin. After 9 years he moved to Mallorca then Hamburg and finally settled in the Algarve in 2007. Apart from being awarded with a Michelin 2 star restaurant status Chef Hans Neuner has also been named as Portugal’s Chef of the Year in 2009 & 2012.

Ocean, Armação de Pêra  –  is the signature restaurant of the  5* Vila Vita Parc Resort & Spa on the Algarve, Portugal. Ocean won its first Michelin star in November 2009, followed by its second Michelin star in 2011, making it one of only two restaurants in Portugal to hold the honor of two Michelin Star Restaurant status (at the time).

An elegant dining room on a cliff top affording spectacular Atlantic views and sublime food – this is Ocean. To be enjoyed on one of our Private Food, Wine and Cultural Tours :)

Hans Neuner Ocean Dish

We’ll keep you updated with the results of the Michelin Starred Restaurants in Spain and Portugal 2016 when announced on November 25th!

Experience Portugal’s growing gastronomy and fantastic wine regions on a Gourmand Breaks Private Food, Wine and Cultural Tour to include Portugal.  An ever-increasing destination choice with our guests Portugal can easily be combined with Spain  for a two-center vacation giving you the chance to indulge in the Best Michelin Starred Restaurants in Spain and Portugal.