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2021 Michelin Stars Spain & Portugal – see full list below

The Michelin Guide 2021 was presented last night in Madrid, in a virtual gala broadcast from the Royal Post Office. It has been a horrible year for the hospitality industry, but Michelin still has released its guide as a gesture of tribute and support to the sector. This time Michelin wanted to highlight the effort of their inspectors who carried out their work in a year with so many restaurants closed and numerous restrictions. In fact, on the pages of the guide, next to the name of some establishments, a phrase appears: «Temporarily closed by Covid». It is not known how many of them will manage to reopen next year, but rest assured that our private gourmet tours will take you to the best ones, of course all of them being Covid-safe.

 

2021 Michelin Stars Spain & Portugal – no new 3 Michelin stars in Spain nor Portugal

There have not been any new Michelin three stars, so the eleven that already had them since last year remain: Akelarre, Arzak, Azurmendi and Martín Berasategui in the Basque Country, Abac, Lasarte and El Celler de Can Roca in Catalonia, Diverxo in Madrid, Quique Dacosta in the Valencian Community, Aponiente in Andalusia, and Cenador de Amós in Cantabria. Sadly Covid restrictions took their toll on Zalacain, the first ever 3 Michelin stars restaurant in Spain, now closed.

 

2021 Michelin Stars Spain & Portugal  –  three new Michelin 2 star restaurants in Spain

The most significant turn of events last night is that three Spanish restaurants go from one up to two stars.

One is the Galician Culler de Pau, from O Grove (Pontevedra), where Javier Olleros has offered excellent cuisine for years, with a  personal touch and totally committed to the environment and local producers. The other two are in Catalonia: these are Cinc Sentits, one of the most interesting restaurants in Barcelona at the moment, with Jordi Artal at the helm, and Bo.Tic, in Corca, Gerona. In all three cases, as in many of those who achieve a star, the guide focuses on young chefs, perfectly trained, who value local or proximity products. There are no newly crowned Michelin two star restaurants in Portugal this year.

 

2021 Michelin Stars Spain & Portugal  –  15 new  Michelin 1 stars in Spain & 2 in Portugal

Congratulations are in order for Ljubomir Stanisic for his fantastical cuisine at 100 Maneiras. Stanisic’s menu called “The Story” traces his journey from being a teenage refugee leaving war-torn Yugoslavia to a master of the Portuguese kitchen. His cosy restaurant is a steady favourite of many of our clients, and always recommended!

 

New Michelin 1 Star Restaurants in Spain & Portugal 2021 – full list

  1. Ambivium (Peñafiel, Valladolid)
  2. Amelia (San Sebastián)
  3. Atempo (Sant Julia de Ramis. Girona)
  4. Baeza & Rufete (Alicante)
  5. Béns d’Avall (Sóller. Mallorca)
  6. Callizo (Ainsa. Huesca)
  7. DINS Santi Taura (Palma de Mallorca)
  8. Eirado (Pontevedra)
  9. Eneko Lisboa (Lisboa)
  10. En la Parra (Salamanca)
  11. Espacio N (Esquedas. Huesca)
  12. L’Aliança 1919 d’Anglés (Anglès. Girona)
  13. La Salita (Valencia)
  14. Miguel González (Pereiro de Aguilar. Ourense)
  15. Muna Ponferrada (León)
  16. Odiseo (Murcia)
  17. Quatre Molins (Cornudella de Montsant. Tarragona)
  18. Raíces-Carlos Maldonado (Talavera de la Reina. Toledo)
  19. Saddle (Madrid)
  20. Silabarrio (Vigo)
  21. 100 Maneiras (Lisboa)

Portugal Michelin 2 star restaurants 2021 – full list

  1. Alma / Henrique Sá Pessoa, Lisbon
  2. Belcanto / José Avillez, Lisbon
  3. Il Gallo d’Oro / Benoit Sinthon, Funchal (Madeira)
  4. Ocean / Hans Neuner, Alporcinhos (Algarve)
  5. The Yeatman / Ricardo Costa, Vila Nova de Gaia
  6. Vila Joya / Dieter Koschina, Albufeira (Algarve
  7. Casa de Chá da Boa Nova (new 2020)

 

Portugal Michelin 1 star restaurants 2021 – full list

  1. A Cozinha / António Loureiro, Guimarães
  2. Antiqvvm / Vitor Matos, Porto
  3. Bon Bon / Rui Silvestre, Carvoeiro (Algarve)
  4. Largo do Paço / Tiago Bonito, Amarante
  5. Eleven / Joachim Koerper, Lisbon
  6. Eneko Lisboa (Lisboa)
  7. Feitoria / João Rodrigues,  Lisbon
  8. Fortaleza do Guincho / Miguel Rocha Vieira, Cascais
  9. Gusto by Heinz Beck,  Quinta do Lago
  10. G Pousada / António and Óscar Gonçalves, Bragança
  11. Henrique Leis, Almancil (Algarve)
  12. L’And Vineyards / Miguel Laffan,  Montemor-o-Novo
  13. Lab by Sergi Arola, Sintra
  14. Loco / Alexandre Silva, Lisbon
  15. Midori / Pedro Almeida, Sintra
  16. Pedro Lemos, Porto
  17. São Gabriel / Leonel Pereira, Almancil (Algarve)
  18. Vista / João Oliveira, Portimão (Algarve)
  19. William / Luís Pestana, Funchal (Madeira)
  20. Willie’s / Willie Wurger, Vilamoura (Algarve)
  21. 100 Maneiras /Ljubomir Stanisic, Lisboa

This year saw the Michelin Giode Green Star awarded for the first time, to 21 restaurants for their dedication to sustainability and local produce.

 

 

Michelin Guide to Spain & Portugal 2019 RESULTS ARE IN:

The 2019 Michelin Guide to Spain & Portugal has now been presented and spoiler alert: There’s a NEW Michelin 3* !!!!!
The gastronomic Oscars festival was presented this evening LIVE from Lisbon – Portugal – at the Carlos Lopes pavilion, under the culinary coordination of two Michelin-starred Belcanto chef, José Avillez.

This is the first time ever that the Michelin Guide to Spain & Portugal has been presented from Portugal but … Oh what a night!!!! A night that has left Michelin stars raining down all over Spain and Portugal!

This year a whopping 30 NEW Michelin Stars were awarded between Spain and Portugal!

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1 NEW Michelin 3* Restaurant  – awarded to Dani Garcia 

 

*** ALL  11 Michelin 3* Restaurants in the 2019 Michelin Guide to Spain & Portugal

NEW: Dani Garcia, Dani Garcia (Malaga)

ABaC, Jordi Cruz (Barcelona)

Aponiente, Angel Leon (El Puerto de Santa María, Cádiz)

Akelarre, Pedro Subijana (Guipúzcoa)

Arzak, Juan Mari and Elena Arzak (Guipúzcoa)

Azurmendi, Eneko Atxa (Larrabetzu, Vizcaya)

Diverxo, David Muñoz (Madrid)

El Celler de Can Roca, Joan Roca (Girona)

Lasarte, Martin Berasategui (Barcelona)

Martín Berasategui, Martín Berasategui (Guipúzcoa)

Quique Dacosta, Quique Dacosta (Dénia, Alicante)

 

But, apart from 1 NEW Michelin 3 Starred Restaurant, for the Michelin Guide for Spain and Portugal 2019 there are:

 

4 NEW Michelin 2* Restaurants Spain and Portugal 2019:

  • Cocina Hermanos Torres  (Barcelona)
  • Ricard Camarena Restaurant  (Valencia)
  • El Molino de Urdániz  (Urdaitz, Navarra).
  • Alma (Lisboa)

 

and 25 NEW 1* Michelin 1* Restaurants Spain and Portugal 2019:

  • La Barra de Carles Abellán (Barcelona)
  • Oria (Barcelona)
  • Eneko Bilbao (Bilbao)
  • Etxanobe Ateliar (Bilbao)
  • Beat (Calpe, Alicante)
  • Orobianco (Calpe, Alicante)
  • Trivio (Cuenca)
  • eMe Be Garrote (San Sebastián)
  • Bagá (Jaén)
  • LÚ Cocina y Alma (Jerez de la Frontera, Cádiz)
  • Pablo (León)
  • Ikaro (Logroño)
  • Clos Madrid (Madrid)
  • Corral de la Moreira Gastronómico (Madrid)
  • El Invernadero (Madrid)
  • La Tasquería (Madrid)
  • Yugo (Madrid)
  • El Xato (La Nucía, Alicante)
  • Terra (S’Agaró, Alicante)
  • A Tafona (Santiago de Compostela)
  • El Molino de Alcuneza (Sigüenza, Guadalajara)
  • Cancook (Zaragoza)
  • G Pousada de Bragança (Tras os Montes)
  • A Cozinha de Guimaraes (Minho)
  • Midori de Sinra (Estremadura)

 

Congratulations to all our wonderful Michelin Star Chefs in Spain and Portugal !

 

Huge congratulations to the Spanish Restaurants who yet again feature strongly in the World’s Best Restaurants List. Occupying 10% of the prestigious World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016 List, half of them climbed positions and half fell, but all 10 Spanish restaurants maintain their status in the Top 100 Restaurants of the World 2016 (7 in the Top 50, of which 3 are in the Top 10).

Portugal,  last year, had 2 entries in the 51-100 List but for the World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016 List just one stays. Congratulations to Belcanto in Lisbon, slowly but surely establishing its gastronomic offering by climbing up the charts.

worlds 50 best restaurants 2016

Here’s a look at the Spanish and Portuguese movers and shakers in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016 List:

Nº 2 – El Celler de Can Roca, Girona, Spain, falls from Nº 1 to Nº 2 on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016 List

Nº 7 – Mugaritz, San Sebastian, Spain, falls from Nº 6 to Nº7 on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016 List

Nº 10 – Asador Etxebarri, Axpe, Spain, climbs from Nº 13 to Nº 10 on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016 List

Nº 16 – Azurmendi, Larrabetzu, Spain, climbs from Nº 19 to Nº 16 on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016 List

Nº 21 – Arzak, San Sebastian, Spain, falls from Nº 17 to Nº21 on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016 List

Nº 29 – Tickets, Barcelona, Spain, climbs from Nº 42 to Nº29 on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016 List

Nº 49 – Quique Dacosta, Denia, Spain, falls from Nº 39 to Nº49 on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016 List

Nº 55 – Nerua, Bilbao, Spain, climbs from Nº 68 to Nº55 on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016 List

Nº 59 – Martín Berasategui, Lasarte-Oria, Spain, climbs from Nº 61 to Nº 59 on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016 List

Nº 78 – Belcanto, Lisbon, Portugal, climbs from Nº 91 to Nº 78 on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016 List

Nº 79 – DiverXO, Madrid, Spain, falls from Nº 59 to Nº 79 on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016 List

N/A – Vila Joya, Albufeira, Portugal, disappears from the list where last year it was at nº 98

 

Here are the COMPLETE Lists for the World’s Best Restaurants 2016:

1 – 50 World’s Best 50 Restaurants 2016 – FULL LIST

51 – 100 World’s Best Restaurants 2016 – FULL LIST

 

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 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, the awards ceremony was presented from The Cipriani Wall Street in New York, USA, the first time the ceremony has moved from its beginnings (the first list was published in 2002) in England, from London!

Next year, for 2017, the World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards Ceremony will be heading to Melbourne, Australia!!!

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 results for the WORLD’S 1-50 BEST RESTAURANTS 2016 will be announced on Monday night!!!

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants NEW 2016 complete list will be presented, from it’s new home in New York, on the 13th of June and we’ll keep you updated …… oh we’re so anxious to know if:

El Celler de Can Roca, Girona, Spain will remain at Nº 1?

Tickets, Barcelona, Spain rises from Nº 42?

If Arzak, San Sebastian, Spain, will return to the Top 10 from it’s current place at Nº 17 ?

If Mugaritz, San Sebastian, Spain, stays put at Nº 6?

If Quique Dacosta, Alicante, Spain, rises or falls from Nº 39?

If Azurmendi, Basque Country, Spain, climbs higher than Nº 19?

If the “Best BBQ in the World” Asador Etxebarri, Basque Country, Spain, enters the Top 10 from Nº 13?

ALL WILL BE REVEALED NEXT WEEK ……. Watch this space!

worlds best 50

In the meantime the results are already in for the World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016 FULL LIST 51-100!!! And with this news we are delighted to report that there are 4 Spanish/Portuguese entries in the Top 51- 100 list for 2016:

Nº 55 NERUA, Michelin 1 star restaurant in the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain

Nº 59 MARTIN BERASATEGUI, Michelin 3 star restaurant in the Basque Country, Spain

Nº 78 BELCANTO, Michelin 2 star restaurant in Lisbon, Portugal

Nº 79 DiverXO, Michelin 3 star restaurant in Madrid, Spain

Worlds Best Top 3

Last year’s awards from London

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!.

 

RESULTS ARE IN for the World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016 FULL LIST 51-100!!!

At Number 78 for the World’s Best Restaurants List 2016 is:

BELCANTO, Lisbon – a Michelin 2 star restaurant at the hands of José Avillez!!!

Belcanto - Lisboa

A dish by José Avillez at Belcanto © Vasco Célio

A dish by José Avillez at Belcanto © Vasco Célio

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants List 1-50  will be awarded at a grand ceremony in New York, on the 13th of June and we’ll keep you posted!

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!.

RESULTS ARE IN for the The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016 places 51-100!!!!!

The NEW World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards 2016 1- 50 will be presented next week but, hot off the press,  here’s the NEW World’s 50 Best Restaurants FULL COMPLETE LIST 2016 51- 100:

No.51 MANÍ – SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL

No.52 PER SE – NEW YORK, USA

No.53 HOF VAN CLEVE – KRUISHOUTEM, BELGIUM

No.54 THE JANE – ANTWERP, BELGIUM

No.55 NERUA – BILBAO, SPAIN

No.56 MIKLA – ISTANBUL, TURKEY

No.57 L’ASTRANCE – PARIS, FRANCE

No.58 ALAIN DUCASSE AU PLAZA ATHÉNÉE – PARIS, FRANCE

No.59 MARTÍN BERASATEGUI – LASARTE-ORIA, SPAIN

No.60 HEDONE – LONDON, UK

No.61 MAAEMO – OSLO, NORWAY

No.62 LA GRENOUILLERE – LA MADELAINE SOUS MONTREUIL, FRANCE

No.63 AQUA – WOLFSBURG, GERMANY

No.64 LASAI – RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL

No.65= BRAE – BIRREGURRA, AUSTRALIA

No.65= LYLE’S – LONDON, UK

No.67 THE RESTAURANT AT MEADOWOOD – ST. HELENA, USA

No.68 TEGUI – BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA

No.69 EPICURE – PARIS, FRANCE

No.70 BURNT ENDS – SINGAPORE

No.71 DANIEL – NEW YORK, USA

No.72 PAVILLON LEDOYEN – PARIS, FRANCE

No.73 HERTOG JAN – BRUGES, BELGIUM

No.74 LE CHATEAUBRIAND – PARIS, FRANCE

No.75 TWINS – MOSCOW, RUSSIA

No.76 LA COLOMBE – CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

No.77 DEN – TOKYO, JAPAN

No.78 BELCANTO – LISBON, PORTUGAL

No.79 DIVERXO – MADRID, SPAIN

No.80 L’ATELIER SAINT-GERMAIN DE JOËL ROBUCHON PARIS – PARIS, FRANCE

No.81 CHEF’S TABLE AT BROOKLYN FARE – NEW YORK, USA

No.82 HAJIME – OSAKA, JAPAN

No.83 MANRESA – LOS GATOS, USA

No.84 REALE – CASTEL DI SANGRO, ITALY

No.85 THE FRENCH LAUNDRY – YOUNTVILLE, USA

No.86 8 1/2 OTTO E MEZZO BOMBANA – HONG KONG, CHINA

No.87 INDIAN ACCENT – DELHI, INDIA

No.88 DIE SCHWARZWALDSTUBE – BAIERSBRONN, GERMANY

No.89= ZUMA – DUBAI, UAE

No.89= BENU – SAN FRANCISCO, USA

No.91 ST JOHN – LONDON, UK

No.92 QUINTESSENCE – TOKYO, JAPAN

No.93 DANIEL BERLIN – SKÅNE TRANÅS, SWEDEN

No.94 BRAS – LAGUIOLE, FRANCE

No.95 L’EFFERVESCENCE – TOKYO, JAPAN

No.96 COSME – NEW YORK, USA

No.97 MOMOFUKU KO – NEW YORK, USA

No.98 QUAY – SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

No.99 LA PETITE MAISON – DUBAI, UAE

No.100 CHESTNAYA KUHNYA – MOSCOW, RUSSIA

 

We’ll keep you updated on the results of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016  1- 50 (June 13th 2016 live from New York).

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!.

Marg and Phil Roeterdink joined us from Perth, Australia, back in May/June 2015, for their Private Gourmand Breaks Food, Wine and Cultural Tour covering Spain and Portugal.  In a Customized 17 day itinerary Marg and Phil were able to experience the sights and delights of Barcelona, Granada, Seville, Cordoba, Ronda, Salamanca and Madrid in Spain as well as Lisbon and the Douro Valley in Portugal. Marg has since shared  her impressions with us through paintings that she entered into her Personal Journal along the way.

Here are some of the beautiful paintings that Marg has very kindly allowed us to share with you:

Marg Barcelona

Marg Cordoba

Marg Farmhouse

Marg Granada

Marg Lisbon

 

Many thanks againto Marg for sharing these beautiful impressions of the Spanish and Portuguese experiences she shared with her husband Phil.

We’d love to help you make your own special memories  too in Spain and Portugal and look forward to welcoming you on a Private Food, Wine and Cultural Tour with Gourmand Breaks.

Repsol recently announced their New Guide for Spain and Portugal Restaurants 2016! But! – I hear you say – “Didn’t we just have the New Michelin Guide for Spain and Portugal 2016 announced?”

The answer is YES! The New Michelin Guide for Spain and Portugal 2016 was presented in November and offers us 174 Michelin Starred Restaurants in Spain and 14 Michelin Starred Restaurants in Portugal for 2016.

Mugaritz Dish

So – you ask – “What is the Repsol Guide? and what do they award?”

Well, for over 35 years Repsol has been highlighting the best restaurants in Spain and Portugal, and similar to Michelin, every year, awards the best restaurants and publishes the New Guide.  While Michelin awards Stars, Repsol awards Suns.

The Repsol Suns, as the Michelin Stars, are prestigious distinctions, a symbol of culinary excellence awarded to the best restaurants and chefs in Spanish and Portuguese gastronomy. It is no surprise, therefore, to find lots of Michelin stars shining in the Repsol Guide. The highest accolade is 3 suns, then 2, then 1 – Just like Michelin.

However, Repsol is a little more generous than Michelin and offers a total of 476 restaurants in Spain (36 with Three Suns, 147 with Two Suns and 293 with One Sun) and 88 restaurants in Portugal (7 with Three Suns, 21 with Two Suns and 60 with One Sun)

As you can imagine, with 564 Repsol Sun Restaurants between Spain and Portugal 2016, that’s a looooooooog list. So here are the  REPSOL 3 SUN RESTAURANTS FOR SPAIN AND PORTUGAL 2016 (36 in Spain and 7 in Portugal compared with 8 Michelin Three Star restaurants in Spain 2016 and 0 Michelin Three Star Restaurants in Portugal 2016 ):

 

SPAIN 2016 – Three Soles “3 Suns” Restaurants

ABaC – Michelin 2* – Barcelona

Akelarre  – Michelin 3*- Donostia/San Sebastián, Gipuzkoa

Aponiente – Michelin 2* – El Puerto de Santa María, Cádiz

Arzak  – Michelin 3* – Donostia/San Sebastián, Gipuzkoa

Atrio – Michelin 2* – Cáceres

Azurmendi  – Michelin 3* – Larrabetzu, Bizkaia

Cabaña Buenavista [NEW] –  Michelin 1* – El Palmar, Murcia

Can Jubany  – Michelin 1* – Calldetenes, Barcelona

Sant Pau – Michelin 3* – Sant Pol de Mar, Barcelona

Casa Gerardo  – Michelin 1* – Prendes, Asturias

Cenador de Amós  – Michelin 1* – Villaverde de Pontones, Cantabria

Coque  – Michelin 2* – Humanes de Madrid, Madrid

Dani García – Michelin 2* – Marbella, Málaga

DiverXo – Michelin 3* – Madrid

Dos Cielos  – Michelin 1* – Barcelona

El Celler de Can Roca  –  Michelin 3* – Girona

El Portal – Michelin 2* – Ezcaray, La Rioja

Etxebarri (Asador) – Michelin 1* – Atxondo, Bizkaia

Hispània  – Arenys de Mar, Barcelona

Kabuki Wellington – Michelin 1* – Madrid

L’Escaleta – Michelin 1* – Cocentaina, Alicante

La Terraza del Casino – Michelin 2* – Madrid

Martín Berasategui – Michelin 3* – Lasarte-Oria, Gipuzkoa

Mugaritz – Michelin 2* – Errentería, Gipuzkoa

Nerua  – Michelin 1* – Bilbao, Bizkaia

O’Pazo – Madrid

Quique Dacosta Restaurante –  Michelin 3* – Dénia, Alicante

Ramón Freixa – Michelin 2* – Madrid,

Ricard Camarena – Michelin 1*- Valencia

Rodero – Michelin 1* – Pamplona, Navarra

Santceloni – Michelin 2* – Madrid

Sergi Arola – UPDATE: CLOSED in September 2016 – Sot (part of his restaurant which is Michelin 2*) – Madrid

Solla – Michelin 1* – San Salvador de Poio, Pontevedra

Vía Veneto – Michelin 1* – Barcelona

Zalacaín – Madrid

Zuberoa –  Michelin 1* – Oiartzun, Gipuzkoa

 

PORTUGAL – Three Soles “3 Suns” Restaurants

Belcanto – Michelin 2* – Lisbon

Feitoria – Michelin 1* – Lisbon

Fortaleza do Guincho – Michelin 1* – Cascais, Lisbon

Il Gallo D’Oro – Michelin 1* – Funchal, Madeira

Ocean – Michelin 2* – Armação de Pêra, Algarve

Sâo Gabriel – Michelin 1* – Almancil,  Algarve

Vila Joya – Michelin 2* – Albufeira, Algarve

 

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Experience Michelin Starred and Repsol Sunned Restaurant dining opportunities on one of our Private Food, Wine and Cultural Tours .   You will have the chance to indulge in the best restaurants in Spain and Portugal!  Contact us for your personalized quote.

Our 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 in Spain and Portugal – is well underway. We previously showcased the current Michelin 2 star restaurants in Portugal (there are only 3): Belcanto, Ocean and Vila Joya.

There are currently no Michelin 3 star restaurants in Portugal so on now to the Michelin 1 star restaurants in Portugal.  There are just 11 Michelin 1 Star restaurants in Portugal (at the moment) and we’ve already showcased: The Yeatman, Casa da Calçada, Fortaleza do Guincho and Eleven

Now we’re heading to Porto and a New Kid on the Block being awarded his first Michelin Star last year:

Pedro Lemos

Pedro Lemos – had a successful career in civil engineering, but decided to leave it all behind to follow his passion for food. After studying and working with varios master chefs, he spent a few years in Lisbon before returning to his hometown of Porto to open a restaurant in 2010. Pedro received his first Michelin Star last year in 2014 for the 2015 Michelin Guide to Spain and Portugal. Is Pedro on a winning streak for another Michelin Star for 2016? All will be revealed on the 25th of November.

Pedro Lemos (Porto) – is housed in an old (now renovated) 19th century house in the heart of the distinguished Foz do Douro district of Porto. Apart from the cosy chic ambience of the dining room there is also an attractive rooftop terrace for dining al fresco. Pedro Lemos presents Portuguese cuisine based on traditional dishes using only fresh seasonal ingredients. The menu changes frequently but you can always be sure of curious and creative dishes here. To be enjoyed on one of our Private Food, Wine and Cultural Tours :-)

Pedro Lemos dish

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.

Our 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 in Spain and Portugal – is well underway. We previously showcased the current Michelin 2 star restaurants in Portugal (there are only 3): Belcanto, Ocean and Vila Joya.

There are currently no Michelin 3 star restaurants in Portugal so on now to the Michelin 1 star restaurants in Portugal.  There are just 11 Michelin 1 Star restaurants in Portugal (at the moment) and we started our Michelin One Star Restaurants in Portugal with Yeatman and Ricardo Costa . Now we’re heading to Amarante and another chef heading a Hotel Restaurant:

vitor matos

Vítor Matos – trained in Switzerland and, after working in various hotel restaurants, finally joined the Casa da Calçada team in 2010 to head the Largo do Paço restaurant.

Largo de Paço (Amarante) is the Michelin 1 star restaurant of the 5* Casa da Calçada Hotel. Regional and Mediterranean cuisine combine to meet the gastronomic quality and originality required by the Relais & Châteaux chain. The Largo do Paço restaurant gained it’s Michelin star in 2004 and Vítor has kept hold it. The elegant atmosphere, original ideas and impressive  presentation make this restaurant a must visit place that will certainly surprise you. To be enjoyed on one of our Private Food, Wine and Cultural Tours :-)

 

Casa da Calçada Michelin 1 star dish

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.