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The World’s 50 Best (well, the Top 100) Restaurants 2018 have now been released and Spain and Portugal occupy 14 places in the Top 100 World’s Best Restaurants – 7 in the 1-50 List and 7 in the 51-100 List!

El Celler de Can Roca hits the Top 3 again and is awarded the World’s Nº 2 Restaurant 2018

Can Roca

Here are all 14 Restaurants from Spain and Portugal in the World’s Best Restaurants List 2018:

No. 2  El Celler De Can Roca – Girona, Spain climbs from last year’s Number 3

No. 9 Mugaritz – San Sebastian, Spain stays put at No.9 from 2017

No. 10 Asador Etxebarri – Axpe, Spain falls from No. 6 in 2017

No. 18 Disfrutar – Barcelona, Spain rises 37 places and achieves winner of the Highest New Entry Award 2018

No. 31 Arzak – San Sebastian, Spain falls 1 place from 2017

No. 32 Tickets – Barcelona, Spain falls 7 places from No25 in 2017

No.43 Azurmendi – Larrabetzu, Spain falls 5 places from 2017 but achieves winner of the Sustainable Restaurant Award 2018, which it also won in 2014!

No.57 Nerua – Bilbao, Spain  falls 1 place from 2017

No.68 Quique Dacosta – Denia, Spain falls 6 places from 2017

No.75 Belcanto – Lisbon, Portugal climbs 10 places from 2017

No.76 Martin Berasategui – Lasarte-Oria, Spain climbs 1 place from 2017

No.77 Elkano – Getaria, Spain NEW for 2018

No.95 Enigma – Barcelona, Spain NEW for 2018

No.96 DiverXO – Madrid, Spain reenters from the 2016 list- last placed at No79

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World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2018 COMPLETE LISTS:

FULL LIST 1 – 50 here ->  https://www.gourmandbreaks.com/…/results-worlds-50-best-res…/

FULL LIST 51 – 100 here -> https://www.gourmandbreaks.com/…/worlds-50-best-restaurants…/

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The New World’s Best Restaurants 2017 (Full List) has been now been presented and the Top Spots for 2017  have been claimed by:

  • Eleven Madison Park, New York, USA, at Number 1
  • Osteria Francescana, Modena, Italy, at Number 2
  • El Celler de Can Roca, Girona, Spain, at Number 3

 

 

Eleven Madison Park climbed 2 places from last years Number 3 to become the Worlds Best Restaurant for 2017, while Osteria Francescana and El Celler de Can Roca both fell 1 place to their current places of 2 and 3 respectively.

 

It seems that Spain and Portugal had a bit of a roller coaster ride in the Worlds Best Restaurants List for 2017, with some climbing, some falling, some appearing and others disappearing! There is, however, still a strong Iberian presence in the acclaimed Restaurant Magazine’s world famous List and here’s what happened and where everyone stands for the Worlds Best Restaurants List for 2017:

 

  • El Celler De Can Roca – Girona, Spain – falls 1 place to No.3 but is awarded the Ferrari Trento Art of Hospitality Award 2017

 

  • Asador Etxebarri – Axpe, Spain – climbs 4 places to No.6 in the Worlds Best Restaurants List for 2017

 

  • Mugaritz – San Sebastian, Spain – falls 2 places to No.9 in the Worlds Best Restaurants List for 2017

 

  • Tickets – Barcelona, Spain – climbs 4 places to No.25 in the Worlds Best Restaurants List for 2017 

 

  • Arzak – San Sebastian,  Spain – falls 9 places to No.30 in the Worlds Best Restaurants List for 2017

 

  • Azurmendi – Larrabetzu, Spain –  falls 22 places to No.38 in the Worlds Best Restaurants List for 2017

 

  • Disfrutar – Barcelona, Spain  – appears for the 1st time at No.55 and is also awarded the Miele One To Watch Award 2017

 

  • Nerua – Bilbao, Spain – falls 1 place to No.56 in the Worlds Best Restaurants List for 2017

 

  • Quique Dacosta – Denia, Spain – falls 13 places to No.62 in the Worlds Best Restaurants List for 2017

 

  • Martin Berasategui – Lasarte-Oria, Spain  – falls 18 places to No.77 in the Worlds Best Restaurants List for 2017

 

  • Belcanto – Lisbon, Portugal – falls 7 places to No.85 in the Worlds Best Restaurants List for 2017

 

  • DiverXo – Madrid, Spain – disappears from the Worlds Best Restaurants List where, in 2016, it held position No.79

 

 

FULL LIST of all the top 50 restaurants :  World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2017 from 1 – 50 

All restaurants placed 51 – 100 FULL LIST : World’s Best Restaurants 2017 from 51 – 100 

 

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Let’s hope that next year, 2018, the World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards Ceremony provides Spain and Portugal with lots of high places on the Restaurant Magazine’s prestigious gastronomic list ! After all, the Worlds 50 Best Restaurants 2018 awards will be presented from Spain :-) from the foodie mecca known as the Basque Country – in particular from Bilbao!

We’re already excited for next year !!!!!

We have many fine dining opportunities for you all over Spain and / or Portugal.  Any of our sample private Gourmand Breaks Private Food, Wine and Cultural Tours gives you the chance of fine dining – contact us for your personal quote!.

RESULTS ARE IN for the acclaimed Restaurant Magazine’s  World’s Best 50 Restaurants 2017 and there’s a NEW nº 1 Restaurant!!!!!

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LIVE from the Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne, Australia, the fifteenth edition of the prestigious awards ceremony for The World’s Best 50 Restaurants 2017 list has now been presented. 

Congratulations to Eleven Madison Park and chef Daniel Humm for The World’s Best 50 Restaurants 2017 Number One spot!!

 

Daniel Humm

Osteria Francescana, after one year at Nº 1,  falls to 2nd place for 2017 and El Celler de Can Roca falls to 3rd place!

Here’s the COMPLETE FULL 1-50 The World’s Best Restaurants 2017 list:

  1. Eleven Madison Park – New York, USA
  2. Osteria Francescana – Modena, Italy
  3. El Celler De Can Roca – Girona, Spain (Falls from Nº2)
  4. Mirazur – Menton, France
  5. Central – Lima, Peru
  6. Asador Etxebarri – Axpe, Spain (Climbs from Nº10)
  7. Gaggan – Bangkok, Thailand
  8. Maido – Lima, Peru
  9. Mugaritz – San Sebastian, Spain (Falls from Nº7)
  10. Steirereck – Vienna, Austria
  11. Blue Hill at Stone Barns – New York, USA
  12. Arpège – Paris, France
  13. Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée – Paris, France
  14. Restaurant Andre – Singapore, Singapore
  15. Piazza Duomo – Alba, Italy
  16. D.O.M. – Sao Paulo, Brazil
  17. Le Bernardin – New York, USA
  18. Narisawa – Tokyo, Japan
  19. Geranium – Copenhagen, Denmark
  20. Pujol – Mexico City, Mexico
  21. Alinea – Chicago, USA
  22. Quintonil – Mexico City, Mexico
  23. White Rabbit – Moscow, Russia
  24. Amber – HongKong, China
  25. Tickets – Barcelona, Spain(Climbs from Nº 29)
  26. The Clove Club – London, England
  27. The Ledbury – London, England
  28. Nahm – Bangkok, Thailand
  29. Le Calandre – Rubano, Italy
  30. Arzak – San Sebastian,  Spain (Falls from Nº21)
  31. Alléno Paris au Pavillon Ledoyen – Paris, France
  32. Attica – Melbourne, Australia
  33. Astrid y Gaston – Lima, Peru
  34. De Librije – Zwolle, Netherlands
  35. Septime – Paris, France
  36. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal – London, England
  37. Saison – San Francisco, USA
  38. Azurmendi – Larrabetzu, Spain (Falls from Nº16)
  39. Relae – Copenhagen, Denmark
  40. Cosme – NY, USA
  41. Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet – Shanghai, China
  42. Boragó – Santiago, Chile
  43. Reale – Castel Di Sangro, Italy
  44. Brae Restaurant – Birregurra, Australia
  45. Den – Tokyo, Japan
  46. L’Astrance – Paris, France
  47. Vendôme – Cologne, Germany
  48. Tim Raue – Berlin, Germany
  49. Tegui – Buenos Aires, Argentina
  50. Hof Van Cleve – Kruishoutem, Belgium

 

Continental awards 2017:

  • Best Restaurant in Australasia – Attica, Melbourne Australia
  • Best Restaurant in Asia – Gaggan
  • Best Restaurant in South America – Central
  • Best Restaurant in Europe – Osteria Francescana
  • Best Restaurant in North America – Eleven Madison Park

 

Individual Awards 2017:

  • The Diners Club® Lifetime Achievement Award 2017 – Heston Blumenthal
  • The World’s Best Female Chef 2017 – Ana Roš –  Hiša Franko, Kobarid, Slovenia
  • Miele One To Watch Award 2017 – Disfrutar, Barcelona, Spain
  • The World’s Best Pastry Chef 2017 – Dominique Ansel
  • Sustainable Restaurant Award 2017  – Septime, Paris
  • Chefs’ Choice Award 2017 – Virgilio Martinez
  • The Ferrari Trento Art of Hospitality Award 2017 – El Celler de Can Roca, Girona, Spain
  • Highest Climber 2017 – Dan Barber Blue Hill at Stone Barns at No.11

 

And remember, there’s more, here is the NEW World’s 50 Best Restaurants 51-100 FULL COMPLETE LIST 2017

Congratulations to all the great Superchefs for their fantastic World rated restaurants and another year in the prestigious Restaurant Magazine list!

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Next year, 2018, the World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards Ceremony will be coming back to Europe and heading to Spain to the Foodie Mecca that is the Basque Country !!! Bilbao will host the Worlds 50 Best Restaurants 2018 awards next spring!

 

We have many fine dining opportunities for you all over Spain and / or Portugal.  Any of our sample private Gourmand Breaks Private Food, Wine and Cultural Tours gives you the chance of fine dining – contact us for your personalized quote!.

The Michelin Guide for Spain and Portugal 2017 certainly sees Spain and Portugal shining  with Michelin Stars again!!

NEW for The Michelin Guide for Spain and Portugal 2017 :

 1 NEW Michelin 3 Star Restaurant

7 NEW Michelin 2 Star Restaurants

22 NEW Michelin 1 Star Restaurants

A total of  203 Michelin Starred Restaurants in Spain and Portugal for 2017: 9 Michelin Three Star, 28 Michelin Two Star and 166 Michelin One Star.

Here’s the COMPLETE list for all Michelin Starred Restaurants in Spain and Portugal for 2017:

Michelin 3* Restaurants in Spain 2017

  • NEW: Lasarte (Barcelona)
  • El Celler de Can Roca, Joan Roca (Girona)
  • Arzak,  Juan Mari Arzak (Guipúzcoa)
  • Akelarre, Pedro Subijana (Guipúzcoa)
  • Martín Berasategui,  Martín Berasategui (Guipúzcoa)
  • Sant Pau,  Carme Ruscalleda (Barcelona)
  • Diverxo, David Muñoz (Madrid)
  • Azurmendi, Eneko Atxa (Larrabetzu, Vizcaya)
  • Quique Dacosta, Quique Dacosta (Dénia, Alicante)

 

 

Michelin 2* Restaurants in Spain and Portugal for 2017 (NEW first and then by region)

  • NEW: L´Escaleta (Cocentaina, Alicante)
  • NEW: DSTAgE (Madrid)
  • NEW: Annua (San Vicente de la Barquera, Cantabria)
  • NEW: Cenador de Amós (Villaverde de Pontones, Cantabria)
  • NEW: BonAmb (Xàbia, Alicante)
  • NEW: Il Gallo d´Oro (Funchal, Madeira – Portugal)
  • NEW: The Yeatman (Vila Nova de Gaia, Porto – Portugal)

 

ANDALUCÍA

  • Aponiente (Cádiz)
  • Dani García (Málaga)

 

BALEARIC ISLES

  • Zaranda (Mallorca)

 

CANARY ISLES

  • M.B. by Martín Berasategui (Santa Cruz de Tenerife)

 

MADRID

  • Coque (Humanes, Madrid)
  • La Terraza del Casino (Madrid)
  • El Club Allard (Madrid)
  • Ramón Freixa (Madrid)
  • Santceloni (Madrid)

 

LA RIOJA

  • El Portal (La Rioja)

 

CATALONIA

  • Abac (Barcelona)
  • Miramar (Girona)
  • Les Cols (Girona)
  • Enoteca (Barcelona)
  • Moments (Barcelona)

 

BASQUE COUNTRY

  • Mugaritz (Guipuzcoa)

 

EXTREMADURA

  • Atrio (Cáceres)

 

ASTURIAS

  • Casa Marcial (Asturias)

 

PORTUGAL

  • Vila Joya (Albufeira, Portugal)
  • Ocean (Armaçao de Pêra, Portugal)
  • Belcanto (Lisboa, Portugal)

 

 

Michelin 1* Restaurants in Spain and Portugal 2017 (NEW first and then by region)

 

  • NEW: Céleri (Barcelona)
  • NEW: Xerta (Barcelona)
  • NEW: Ca l´Arpa (Banyoles)
  • NEW: La Boscana (Bellvís)
  • NEW: L´Antic Molí (Ulldecona)
  • NEW: A´Barra (Madrid)
  • NEW: Gaytán (Madrid)
  • NEW: El Invernadero (Collado Mediano, Madrid)
  • NEW: Raúl Resino (Benicarló)
  • NEW: Sents (Ontinyent)
  • NEW: Cobo Vintage (Burgos)
  • NEW: Noor (Córdoba)
  • NEW: Baluarte (Soria)
  • NEW: Adrián Quetglas (Palma)
  • NEW: Argos (Port de Pollença)
  • NEW: Casa de Chá da Boa Nova (Leça da Palmeira, Portugal)
  • NEW: Alma (Lisboa, Portugal)
  • NEW: Loco (Lisboa, Portugal)
  • NEW: William (Madeira/Funchal, Portugal)
  • NEW: L´And Vineyards (Montemor-o-Novo, Portugal)
  • NEW: Antiqvvm (Porto, Portugal)
  • NEW: Lab by Sergi Arola (Sintra, Portugal)

 

ANDALUCÍA

  • Kabuki Raw (Casares, Málaga)
  • Sollo (Fuengirola, Málaga)
  • Messina (Marbella, Málaga)
  • Acanthum (Huelva)
  • José Carlos García (Málaga)
  • Choco (Córdoba)
  • El Lago (Marbella, Málaga)
  • La Costa (El Ejido, Almería)
  • Abantal (Sevilla)
  • Skina (Marbella, Málaga)
  • Alejandro (Almería)

 

ARAGÓN

  • La Prensa (Zaragoza)
  • Hospedería El Batán (Tramacastilla, Teruel)
  • Tatau Bistro (Huesca)
  • Lillas Pastia (Huesca)
  • Las Torres (Huesca)

 

ASTURIAS

  • El Corral del Indianu (Arriondas, Asturias)
  • Auga (Gijón)
  • La Salgar (Gijón)
  • El Retiro (Asturias)
  • Casa Gerardo (Prendes, Asturias)
  • Real Balneario (Salinas, Asturias)
  • Arbidel (Asturias)

 

BALEARIC ISLES

  • Can Dani (Formentera)
  • Jardín (Port d’Alcúdia, Mallorca)
  • Es Molí d’en Bou (Sa Coma, Mallorca)
  • Andreu Genestra (Mallorca)
  • Es Racó d’es Teix (Deiá, Mallorca)
  • Simply Fosh (Mallorca)
  • Es Fum (Palmanova, Mallorca)

 

CANARY ISLES

  • El Rincón de Juan Carlos (Los Gigantes, Tenerife)
  • Kabuki (Guía de Isora, Santa Cruz de Tenerife)
  • Kazan (Tenerife)

 

CANTABRIA

  • El Nuevo Molino (Puente Arce, Santander)
  • Solana (Ampuero, Cantabria)
  • El Serbal (Santander)

 

CASTILLA LA MANCHA

  • Tierra (Toledo)
  • El Bohío (Illescas, Toledo)
  • Maralba (Almansa, Albacete)
  • Las Rejas (Las Pedroñeras, Cuenca)
  • El Carmen de Montesión (Toledo)

 

CASTILLA + LEÓN

  • Villena (Segovia)
  • Refectorio (Valladolid)
  • La Lobita (Soria)
  • La Botica (Valladolid)
  • El Ermitaño (Benavente, Zamora)
  • Cocinandos (León)
  • Víctor Gutiérrez (Salamanca)

 

CATALONIA

  • Disfrutar (Barcelona)
  • Hoja Santa (Barcelona)
  • Tresmacarrons (El Masnou, Barcelona)
  • Emporium (Castelló d’Empuries, Girona)
  • Alkimia (Barcelona)
  • Caelis (Barcelona)
  • Cinc Sentits (Barcelona)
  • Dos Cielos (Barcelona)
  • Gaig (Barcelona
  • Hisop (Barcelona)
  • Hofmann (Barcelona)
  • Fonda Sala (Olost, Barcelona)
  • Moo (Barcelona)
  • Via Veneto (Barcelona)
  • Els Casals (Sagás, Barcelona)
  • L’Angle (Barcelona).
  • Capritx (Tarrasa, Barcelona)
  • Estany Clar (Cercs, Barcelona)
  • Can Jubany (Calldetenes, Barcelona)
  • La Cuina de San Simon (Tossa de Mar, Girona)
  • Ca L’Enric (La Val de Vianya, Girona)
  • Bo.Tic (Corsà, Girona)
  • Massana (Girona)
  • La Fonda Xesc (Gombrén, Girona)
  • Els Tinars Llagostera, Girona)
  • Torreo de L’India Xerta, Tarragona)
  • Rincón de Diego (Cambrils, Tarragona)
  • Can Bosch (Cambrils, Tarragona)
  • Les Magnòlies (Arbúcies, Girona)
  • Dos Palillos (Barcelona)
  • Koy Shunka (Barcelona)
  • Lluerna (Santa Coloma de Gramanet, Barcelona)
  • Nectari (Barcelona)
  • Pakta (Barcelona)
  • Fogony (Sort, Lleida)
  • Les Moles (Tarragona)
  • Tickets (Barcelona)
  • L’Ó (Sant Fruitós de Bages, Barcelona)
  • Casamar (Llafranc, Girona)
  • Els Brancs (Platja de Canyelles Petites, Girona)
  • Malena (Lleida)

 

GALICIA

  • Casa Marcelo (Santiago)
  • Nova (Ourense)
  • Yayo Daporta (Cambados, Pontevedra)
  • A Estación (Cambre, La Coruña)
  • Alborada (La Coruña)
  • As Garzas (Malpica de Bergantiños, La Coruña)
  • Retiro da Costiña (Santa Comba, La Coruña)
  • Árbore da Veira (A Coruña)
  • Solla (Poio, Pontevedra)
  • Pepe Vieira Camiño da Serpe (Raxo, Pontevedra)
  • Maruja Limón (Vigo)
  • Culler de Pau (Pontevedra)
  • Silabario (Tui, Pontevedra)

 

MADRID

  • Lúa (Madrid)
  • La Cabra (Madrid)
  • Álbora (Madrid)
  • Punto MX (Madrid)
  • Montia (Madrid)
  • Chirón (Valdemoro, Madrid)
  • Casa José  (Aranjuez, Madrid)
  • Kabuki (Madrid)
  • Kabuki Wellington (Madrid)

 

MURCIA

  • Cabaña Buenavista (Murcia)

 

NAVARRA

  • Europa (Pamplona)
  • Rodero (Pamplona)
  • El Molino de Urdániz (Urdaitz, Navarra)

 

BASQUE COUNTRY

  • Zarate (Bilbao)
  • Elkano (Guipúzcoa)
  • Boroa (Amorebieta, Vizcaya)
  • Etxebarri (Axpe, Vizcaya)
  • Etxanobe (Bilbao)
  • Nerua (Bilbao,Vizcaya)
  • Mina (Bilbao, Vizcaya)
  • Zortziko (Bilbao)
  • Kokotxa (San Sebastián)
  • Mirador de Ulía (San Sebastián)
  • Alameda (Fuenterrabía, Guipúzcoa)
  • Andra Mari (Galdácano, Vizcaya)
  • Zuberoa (Oyarzun, Guipúzcoa)
  • Zaldarián (Vitoria)
  • Marqués de Riscal (Elciego, Álava)

 

LA RIOJA

  • Venta Moncalvillo (Daroca de Rioja, La Rioja)

 

VALENCIAN COMMUNITY

  • Casa Manolo (Valencia)
  • Riff (Valencia)
  • Monastrell (Alacant)
  • La Sucursal (Valencia)
  • La Finca (Elche, Alicante)
  • El Poblet (Valencia)
  • Ricard Camarena (València)
  • Cal Paradís (Castelló)
  • Casa Pepa (Ondaira, Alicante)

 

PORTUGAL

  • São Gabriel (Almancil, Portugal)
  • Henrique Leis (Alamcil, Portugal)
  • Bon Bon (Carvoeiro, Portugal)
  • Willie´s (Quarteira, Portugal)
  • Fortaleza do Guincho (Cascais, Portugal)
  • Eleven (Lisboa, Portugal)
  • Feitoria (Lisboa, Portugal)
  • Largo do Paço (Amarante, Portugal)

We are delighted to report that the Michelin Restaurant Guide for Spain and Portugal 2017 will be presented this year live from Girona, Spain!!!

Girona, Spain, Houses and Cathedral

The beautiful city of Girona is home to world renowned El Celler de Can Roca,  so who better to hold the event than home-grown chefs !!!

The prestigious gala ceremony will be held on the 23rd of November 2016 at Mas Marroch, a country house estate and gastronomic space used for special events, at the hands of the famed Roca Brothers.

Joan Roca of Michelin 3* – and current World’s Nº2 restaurant  – El Celler de Can Roca (Girona) will be in charge of the gastronomic side of the evening, along with his brothers Josep and Jordi.

The province of Girona is no stranger to Michelin stars, and currently holds 13 Michelin Starred Restaurants (see below), but, with this news, that the Michelin Stars 2017 Spain and Portugal gala is coming to Girona, can we expect some new stars in the province? or even in Catalonia? Remember, Barcelona city still doesn’t have a Michelin 3* Restaurant! Could this be the year?

We will, of course, keep you updated …

Roca Brothers

 

Current Michelin Starred Restaurants in Girona, Spain:

Girona city– El Celler de Can Roca ***

Llançà – Miramar **

Olot – Les Cols **

Castelló d’Empuries – Emporium * NEW

Llafranc – Casamar *

Tossa de Mar – La Cuina de Can Simon *

La Vall de Bianya – Ca l’Enric *

Corçà – Bo.Tic *

Girona city  – Massana *

Gombrèn – La Fonda Xesc *

Llagostera – Els Tinars *

Arbucies  – Les Magnòlies *

Roses / Playa de Canyelles Petites – Els Brancs *

 

Experience Michelin starred Restaurant dining opportunities in Spain and Portugal on one of our Private Food, Wine and Cultural Tours . Contact us for your personalized quote.

 

 

RESULTS ARE IN for the World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016 FULL LIST 1-50 

At Number 2 for the World’s Best Restaurants List 2016 is:

EL CELLER DE CAN ROCA, Girona – a Michelin 3 star restaurant at the hands of the Roca Brothers –  Joan as chef, Josep as sommelier and Jordi as pastry chef!!!

germans roca

Celler de Can Roca

Joan Roca dish

The 2016 World’s 50 Best Restaurants List 1-50  was awarded at a grand ceremony in New York, on the 13th of June ! Next year, for the 2017 World’s 50 Best Restaurants List the ceremony moves to Melbourne, Australia!

And remember, there’s more, here is the World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016 FULL LIST 51-100

We have many fine dining opportunities for you all over Spain and/or Portugal.  Any of our sample private Gourmand Breaks Private Food, Wine and Cultural Tours gives you the chance of fine dining – contact us for your personalized quote!.

El Celler de Can Roca in Girona, Spain, is the current World’s Number 1 Restaurant!!

The NEW World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards 2016 will be presented next month but, in the meantime, we’ll be looking at how the current Spanish and Portuguese entries (from the 2015 list) have evolved  in the prestigious Restaurant Magazine’s list in our “A la Crème de la Crème” Gourmand Breaks Blog series.

In 2006 El Celler de Can Roca entered the acclaimed Worlds Best 50 restaurants list, compiled by Restaurant Magazine, in 21st place, rising to 11th place in 2007 and then falling to 26th place in 2008.  In 2009 El Celler de Can Roca established it’s Top 10 placing and  rose to 5th place then in 2010 and 2011 rose even higher, to 4th and 2nd places respectively. In 2012 El Celler de Can Roca stayed put in 2nd place but the following year, in 2013, hit the Number 1 spot, but just for one year as in 2014 Noma regained its crown and El Cellar de Can Roca had to settle for 2nd place.  But, not for long as in 2015 El Celler de Can Roca took it’s place at the Top and is the current Number 1.

 

Can THE Best Restaurant in the World, in 2013 and 2015, El Celler de Can Roca, hold on to Number 1 in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards 2016 ? We’ll let you know on the 13th of June ……

Celler de Can Roca

There are literally thousands of restaurants all over the world – hundreds of thousands! – and acclaimed Restaurant Magazine narrows it down to organize, compile and present, year after year, The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards and List.

This prestigious list, coming up to its 14th year,  is an annual recollection of the opinions and experiences of over 900 international restaurant industry experts and the ceremony is attended by the world’s finest chefs, international media and the world’s most influential restaurateurs.

This year, 2016, sees the awards ceremony being presented from the United States of America, the first time the ceremony has moved from its beginnings in England, from London!

We’ll keep you updated on the results of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016  (June 13th 2016 live from New York) but in the meantime over the next couple of weeks we’ll be taking a look at the Spanish (and Portuguese) movers and shakers in our Gourmand Breaks series “A la Crème de la Crème”

 

Although El Celler de Can Roca is booked up well over a year in advance we have many fine dining opportunities for you all over Spain and / or Portugal. Any of our sample private Gourmand Breaks Private Food, Wine and Cultural Tours gives you the chance of fine dining – contact us for your personalized quote!.

 

What’s Hot? – What’s Not? – Who’s cooking what in the pot?

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016 list is coming in June!!  There are literally thousands of restaurants all over the world – hundreds of thousands! – and acclaimed Restaurant Magazine narrows it down to organize, compile and present, year after year, The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards and List.

This prestigious list, coming up to its 14th year,  is an annual recollection of the opinions and experiences of over 900 international restaurant industry experts and the ceremony is attended by the world’s finest chefs, international media and the world’s most influential restaurateurs.

This year, 2016, sees the awards ceremony being presented from the United States of America, the first time the ceremony has moved from its beginnings in England from London! Will the Roca Brothers hold on to Number 1 for The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016?  

We’ll keep you updated on the results of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016  (June 13th 2016 live from New York) but in the meantime over the next couple of weeks we’ll be taking a look at the Spanish (and Portuguese) movers and shakers in our Gourmand Breaks series “A la Crème de la Crème”

But, first, here’s a quick recap……

The current Top 3 World’s Best Restaurants are:

1.El Celler de Can Roca, Girona (Spain) – THE World’s Best Restaurant 2015 + Nº1 in 2013

2.Osteria Francescana, Modena (Italy)

3.Noma, Copenhagen (Denmark) – World’s Nº1 in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014

El Celler de Can Roca, however, is not the only Spanish restaurant that features in the prestigious World’s 50 Best Restaurants list. Spain is actually home to 10% of the World’s Best 100 Restaurants, as awarded by Restaurant Magazine in 2015!

World's Current Number 1 Restaurant - Can Roca

Here’s a recap of who’s currently where on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants List and what happened last year:

6.Mugaritz, San Sebastian (Spain)

A non-mover between 2014 and 2015 staying firm at  nº 6 – First entered the prestigious list in 2006 and has remained constantly in the Top 10 ever since!  Will Mugaritz stay in the Top 10 for The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016?

13.Asador Etxebarri, Atxondo (Spain)

Received the Highest Climber Award for 2015 rising from nº 34 in 2014 to nº 13 in 2015. Will Asador Etxebarri keep climbing in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016?

17.Arzak, San Sebastian (Spain)

Surprisingly fell to nº17 in 2015  from its Top 10 position of nº 8 in 2014 !! Arzak has constantly featured in the acclaimed Restaurant Magazine World’s Best 50 restaurants list, for 10 years in the Top 10. Is this the start of decline for Arzak?

19.Azurmendi, Larrabetzu (Spain)

Climbed from nº 26 in 2014, only a few places,to nº 19 in 2015. Will Azurmendi, slowly but surely, keep climbing in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016?

39.Quique Dacosta, Denia (Spain)

Climbed in 2015, from nº 41 in 2014 but it’s a bit of a yo-yo ride for Quique Dacosta where in 2012 he entered the prestigious list at Nº 40 then rose to Nº26 for 2013 only to fall to Nº 41 for 2014 then rise again in 2015 to Nº39. Following this pattern does 2016 suggest a decline for Quique Dacosta?

42.= Tickets, Barcelona (Spain)

Climbs from nº 57 in 2014 to joint Nº42 place with Boragò, Santiago (Chile). Will the phenomenon that is Albert Adrià take Tickets even higher The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016?

59.DiverXO, Madrid (Spain)

2014 saw David Muñoz enter the prestigious list in 94th  position. In 2015 DiverXO climbed a whopping 35 places for its current 59th position!! Can we expect to see DiverXO in the Top 50 in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016?

61.Martin Berasategui, San Sebastián (Spain)

Another big faller !!!  Left the top 50 in 2015, after re-entering the prestigious list in 2014, and fell from  nº 35 to its current place at nº61!! Will Martin Berasategui fall more in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016? Or rise again and enter the Top 50?

68.Nerua, Bilbao (Spain)

NEW ENTRY for 2015 entering the list for the first time at nº68!  A great start for Nerua!! Can we expect a climb further up the list for The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016?

Joan Roca dish

If you would like to experience some of the best restaurants Spain has on offer, then something like our Ultimate Gourmet Tour  is perfect for sophisticated diners who are looking to experience the best of Spanish cuisine.

If you’re in search of some great food while you’re in Spain,  the New Michelin Guide Spain and Portugal 2016 was recently presented  and offers over 170 Michelin starred restaurants in all of Spain for 2016!!!

So, basically wherever you are headed in the country from North to South or from East to West you’ll find Michelin dining that can be enjoyed on one of our Private Food, Wine and Cultural Tours :-)

We’re going to break the list down over the coming days so you’ve got a handy reference for the area that you are going to !!

In the autonomous community of Catalonia you will find a mighty 50 Michelin Starred Restaurants – 2 of which are Michelin Three Star Restaurants, 6 Michelin Two Star Restaurants and 42 Michelin One Star Restaurants.

Joan Roca

50 MICHELIN STAR RESTAURANTS IN CATALONIA, SPAIN

Girona – El Celler de Can Roca ***

Sant Pol de Mar – Sant Pau ***

Barcelona – ABaC **

Barcelona – Enoteca **

Barcelona – Lasarte **

Barcelona – Moments **

Llançà – Miramar **

Olot – Les Cols **

Arbúcies – Les Magnòlies *

Barcelona – Alkimia *

Barcelona – Angle *

Barcelona – Caelis *

Barcelona – Cinc Sentits *

Barcelona – Disfrutar * NEW

Barcelona – Dos Cielos *

Barcelona – Dos Palillos *

Barcelona – Gaig *

Barcelona – Hisop *

Barcelona – Hofmann *

Barcelona – Hoja Santa * NEW

Barcelona – Koy Shunka *

Barcelona – Nectari *

Barcelona  – Pakta *

Barcelona – Roca Moo *

Barcelona – Saüc *

Barcelona – Tickets *

Barcelona – Via Veneto *

Barcelona / Santa Coloma de Gramenet – Lluerna *

Calldetenes – Can Jubany *

Cambrils – Can Bosch *

Cambrils – Rincón de Diego *

Castelló d’Empuries – Emporium * NEW

Cercs – Estany Clar *

Corçà – Bo.Tic *

Gimenells – Malena *

Girona – Massana *

Gombrèn – La Fonda Xesc *

Llafranc – Casamar *

Llagostera – Els Tinars *

El Masnou – Tresmacarrons * NEW

Olost – Sala *

Roses / Playa de Canyelles Petites – Els Brancs *

Sagàs  – Els Casals *

Sant Fruitós de Bages  – L’Ó *

Sort – Fogony *

Terrassa – Capritx *

Tossa de Mar – La Cuina de Can Simon *

Ulldecona – Les Moles *

La Vall de Bianya – Ca l’Enric *

Xerta – Villa Retiro *

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Here’s the Full Michelin List Spain and Portugal for 2016:

COMPLETE LIST MICHELIN STARRED RESTAURANTS 2016

Summer may be over but ice-cream never goes out of season!! If you are heading to Girona, Spain, then a must stop is Rocambolesc, the Willy-Wonka-esque ice cream shop of the Michelin 3 star Roca Brothers, in particular Jordi Roca. The sweet brother in charge of desserts at El Celler de Can Roca, current World’s Number 1 restaurant, invites you to experience the sweet sensations of El Celler de Can Roca at Rocambalesc – a world much more than just ice-cream!

Rocambolesc Girona

Just a small shop, on Carrer de Santa Clara in Girona, Rocambolesc radiates a vintage feel and as soon as you step inside you will instantly return to your childhood with “oooos” and “wows” as the colors, smells and sights hit, invade and delight your senses.

Rocambolesc ice-cream

Rocambolesc – Enjoy El Celler de Can Roca delicacies at a fraction of the cost  –  just 3.90€ for a large tub (as per the photo) with 3 toppings!

There are six different flavors of ice-cream to choose from, in cones or tubs, including the classics of vanilla or chocolate and the more adventurous green sorbet or baked apple. Your server will recommend the 3 toppings ideal for your ice-cream flavor choice although you can choose your own 3 from over 30 options such as parma violet marshmallow, strawberries, caramelized apple, nut sprinkles, flaked sugar, crunchy caramel, honey rocks, coconut……

Jordi Roca and Rocambolesc

The youngest of the three Roca Brothers, Jordi Roca was proclaimed “The World’s Best Pastry Chef “in 2014 (the current holder of this title for 2015 is Albert Adrià). At El Celler de Can Roca Joan Roca heads the sublime kitchen; Josep Roca is the expert sommelier and Jordi Roca creates the imaginative desserts.

 

Where to find Rocambolesc:

Rocambolesc in Girona:
Carrer de Santa Clara 50, 17001 Girona
Open: Sun -Thurs 12:00 – 21:00, Fri and Sat 12:00 to 23:00

Rocambolesc in Platja d’Aro (Girona):
Avinguda de S’Agaró 59, 17249 Platja d’Aro
Closed in winter

Rocambolesc in Madrid:
Calle Serrano 52, El Corte Inglés- 7th Floor, 28001 Madrid
Open: Sun-Thurs 12:30 – 00:00, Fri and Sat 12:30 to 00:30

 

Experience the ice-cream joys of Rocambolesc on your Gourmand Breaks Private Food, Wine and Cultural Tour.  We can customise any of our Our Sample Spain Portugal Private Tour Itineraries to include a stay in Girona county and among other fascinating visits a private guided visit of the city of Girona.