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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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We, Gourmand Breaks,  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 custom-designed quote!

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 The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2017 places 51-100!!!!!

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The NEW World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards 2017 from Number One – 50 will be presented next week but, hot off the press,  here’s the NEW World’s 50 Best Restaurants 51-100 FULL COMPLETE LIST 2017 :

 

No.51 Mikla – Istanbul, Turkey

No.52 Nihonryori RyuGin – Tokyo, Japan

No.53 Burnt Ends – Singapore

No.54 Lyle’s – London, UK

No.55 Disfrutar – Barcelona, Spain  (NEW for 2017) – Miele One To Watch Award 2017

No.56 Nerua – Bilbao, Spain  (Falls from No.55)

No.57 Fäviken – Järpen, Sweden

No.58 Momofuku Ko – New York, USA

No.59 Combal Zero – Rivoli, Italy

No.60 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana – Hong Kong, China

No.61 Hertog Jan – Bruges, Belgium

No.62 Quique Dacosta – Denia, Spain (Falls from No.49)

No.63 The Test Kitchen – Cape Town, South Africa

No.64 La Grenouillère – La Madelaine Sous Montreuil, France

No.65 Biko – Mexico City, Mexico

No.66 Estela – New York, USA

No.67 Benu – San Francisco, USA

No.68 The French Laundry – Yountville, USA

No.69 Hiša Franko – Kobarid, Slovenia

No.70 Aqua – Wolfsburg, Germany

No.71 Lung King Heen – Hong Kong, China

No.72 Schloss Schauenstein – Fürstenau, Switzerland

No.73 La Colombe – Cape Town, South Africa

No.74 The Jane – Antwerp, Belgium

No.75 Sud777 – Mexico City, Mexico

No.76 Lasai – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

No.77 Martin Berasategui – Lasarte-Oria, Spain (Falls from No.59)

No.78 Indian Accent – New Delhi, India

No.79 Maaemo – Oslo, Norway

No.80 Le Cinq – Paris, France

No.81 Maní – São Paulo, Brazil

No.82 Chef’s Table At Brooklyn Fare – New York, USA

No.83 Atelier Crenn – San Francisco, USA

No.84 The Restaurant at Meadowood –  St. Helena, USA

No.85 Belcanto – Lisbon, Portugal (Falls from No.78)

No.86 Odette – Singapore

No.87 Per Se – New York, USA

No.88 Selfie – Moscow, Russia

No.89 Mingles – Seoul, Korea

No.90 Manresa – Los Gatos, USA

No.91 St. John – London, UK

No.92 Twins – Moscow, Russia

No.93 Le Chateaubriand – Paris, France

No.94 Kadeau – Copenhagen, Denmark

No.95 Quay – Sydney, Australia

No.96 Epicure – Paris, France

No.97 Sushi Saito – Tokyo, Japan

No.98 Hedone – London, UK

No.99 Florilège – Tokyo, Japan

No.100 Olympe – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 

Michelin 3* Restaurant DiverXo – Madrid, Spain,  disappears from the 51-100 list where, in 2016, it held position No.79. Has DiverXo entered the Top 50? We’ll let you know …

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2017  No.1 – No.50 will be presented next week.  We already know that Quique Dacosta has left the Top 50,  falling from No.49 in 2016 to this years No.62, but what about the other Spanish superchefs in last years Top 50? Here’s a recap:

No.2 El Celler de Can Roca – Girona, Spain

No.7 Mugaritz – San Sebastian, Spain

No.10 Asador Etxebarri – Atxondo, Spain

No.16 Azurmendi – Larrabetzu, Spain

No.21 Arzak – San Sebastian, Spain

No.29 Tickets – Barcelona, Spain

 

All will be revealed on the 5th of April when we let you know the results of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants List 2017!

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)

A small bar in the Spanish city of San Sebastian may just be home to the World’s Best Cheesecake!!!

We all know that the Basque Country is a gastronomic paradise and San Sebastian is a foodie mecca. Therefore, it’s no surprise that we hear our guests “oooh” and “ahhh” over devilish pintxos and delicious desserts as their journeys take them to the North of Spain.

If you’ve been to San Sebastian, or are dreaming of going, why not try this spectacular, yet simple, cheesecake recipe at home to excite your taste-buds.

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Ingredients for La Vina’s Famous Cheesecake Recipe

  • Butter, softened, for greasing tin
  • 7 whole eggs
  • 1kg Philadelphia cream cheese
  • 400g castor sugar
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 500ml cream

 

Method for La Vina’s Famous Cheesecake Recipe

  • Preheat the oven to 220C.
  • Lightly grease a 25cm springform tin with butter.
  • Line the bottom and sides of tin with baking paper; allow the paper to come 2-3cm above the edge of the sides.
  • Using a pastry brush, grease the paper with softened butter.
  • Crack the eggs into a bowl and mix well.
  • Using an electric mixer, work cream cheese until smooth.
  • Add the beaten eggs slowly; making sure each egg is incorporated into the cheese before adding more.
  • Pour in sugar, flour and cream.
  • Blend well until smooth.
  • Pour mixture into the lined cake tin.
  • Bake for 50 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool completely in the tin before taking out of the tin.

 

Taste the famous Cheesecake of the Authentic La Viña of San Sebastian on one of our Private Food, Wine and Cultural Tours. Contact us for your personalised itinerary, to include San Sebastian, and you too could be exciting your taste-buds with this creamy delight!

The 64th San Sebastian Film Festival will be held from the 16th to the 24th of September 2016, with national and international actors, directors etc representing their films.

Since 1986 the Donostia Lifetime Achievement Award has been included and is presented to a great film personality  in recognition of their work and career – some years there have been more than one! (see below)

The first Donostia Award was presented to Gregory Peck in 1986, and, since then, many a Hollywood star has graced the San Sebastian Film Festival!

Sigourney Weaver and Ethan Hawke will receive the honorary award for 2016!!

Sigourney Wever will receive her Donostia award on September 21st, in the Kursaal Auditorium.  The date, not surprisingly, coincides with the gala screening of the European premiere of the latest movie by J.A. Bayona, “A Monster Calls” in which Weaver stars, along side Liam Neeson among others.

 

Ethan Hawke will receive his Donostia Award on Saturday, September 17th followed by a screening of his latest film The magnificent seven.

 

Here’s the complete list for all the winners of the prestigious Donostia Award:

1986 – Gregory Peck

1987 – Glenn Ford

1988 – Vittorio Gassman

1989 – Bette Davis

1990 – Claudette Colbert

1991 – Anthony Perkins

1992 – Lauren Bacall

1993 – Robert Mitchum

1994 – Lana Turner

1995 – Susan Sarandon and Catherine Deneuve

1996 – Al Pacino

1997 – Michael Douglas, Jeremy Irons and Jeanne Moreau

1998 – John Malkovich and Anthony Hopkins

1999 – Fernando Fernán-Gómez, Vanessa Redgrave and Anjelica Huston

2000 – Michael Caine and Robert de Niro

2001 – Julie Andrews, Warren Beatty and Francisco Rabal

2002 – Jessica Lange, Bob Hoskins, Dennis Hopper and Francis Ford Coppola

2003 – Isabelle Huppert, Sean Penn and Robert Duvall

2004 – Woody Allen, Annette Bening and Jeff Bridges

2005 – Ben Gazzara and Willem Dafoe

2006 – Max Von Sydow and Matt Dillon

2007 – Richard Gere and Liv Ullman

2008 – Antonio Banderas and Meryl Streep

2009 – Ian McKellen

2010 – Julia Roberts

2011 – Glenn Close

2012 – John Travolta, Oliver Stone, Ewan McGregor, Tommy Lee Jones and Dustin Hoffman

2013 – Carmen Maura and Hugh Jackman

2014 – Denzel Washington and Benecio del Toro

2015 – Emily Watson

2016 -Sigourney Weaver and Ethan Hawke

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Maybe not a great time to visit San Sebastian when the International Film Festival is on, but away from the glitz and the paparazzi San Sebastian is a great destination to include in your Food, Wine and Cultural Tour with Gourmand Breaks.

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

At Number 21 for the World’s Best Restaurants List 2016 is:

ARZAK, San Sebastian  – a Michelin 3 star restaurant at the hands of Juan Mari Arzak and Elena Arzak Espina!!!

Arzak chefs

Arzak dish 2016

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!.

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.

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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!.

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

At Number 59 for the World’s Best Restaurants List 2016 is:

MARTÍN BERASATEGUI, Lasarte-Oria (Basque Country) – a Michelin 3 star restaurant at the hands of Martín Berasategui!!!

Martín Berasategui

Martín Berasategui dish

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!.