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The 2019 Michelin Guide to Spain & Portugal will be presented on November 21st, LIVE from Lisbon – Portugal. (more info.)

We’ll bring you the 2019 Michelin Guide to Spain & Portugal RESULTS next week but one thing that we already do know is that Spain has lost a Michelin 3* Restaurant!!!!

Carme Ruscalleda elegantly closed her Michelin three star restaurant Sant Pau, near Barcelona, on October 27th 2018 after 30 years of success.

Sant Pau, situated in the coastal town of Sant Pol de Mar, was awarded the first of its coveted Michelin  stars in 1991, the second five years later and since 2006 maintained its Michelin 3* status.

Sant Pau closed on a high but world-class Catalan chef Carme Ruscalleda is not hanging her apron up just yet.  Along with some interesting projects in the pipeline her other two restaurants, Michelin 2* Sant Pau in Tokyo and Michelin 2* restaurant Moments in Barcelona, led by her son Raül, remain open.

Could another Michelin 3* restaurant appear in the 2019 Michelin Guide to Spain & Portugal to substitute Sant Pau ???  There are 30 Michelin 2* Restaurants in Spain and Portugal (25 in Spain/ 5 in Portugal) so there are a few contenders!

What’s more, the 2019 Michelin Guide to Spain & Portugal is being presented, for the first time ever, from Lisbon!!! Could this mean that a Michelin 3* restaurant is on the cards for Portugal?????  We hope so … here are the 5 current Michelin 2* starred restaurants in Portugal possibilities:

  • Vila Joya (Albufeira, Algarve)
  • Ocean (Armaçao de Pêra, Algarve)
  • Belcanto (Lisbon)
  • Il Gallo d´Oro (Funchal, Madeira)
  • The Yeatman (Vila Nova de Gaia, Porto)

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Remember we’ll bring you the RESULTS Live next week but in the meantime here’s a recap of the current 11 Michelin 3* Restaurants in Spain 2018 (none, to date, in Portugal):

  • 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)
  • Sant Pau, Carme Ruscalleda (Barcelona) – CLOSED IN October 2018

 

Heres’s  a COMPLETE full list of all CURRENT Michelin 3, 2 and 1 Starred Restaurants in Spain and Portugal for 2018 

 

Experience Michelin starred Restaurant dining opportunities in Spain and Portugal on one of our Private Food, Wine and Cultural Tours. Contact us to custom build your ideal trip!

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!!!

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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!.

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

At Number 7 for the World’s Best Restaurants List 2016 is:

MUGARITZ, Errenteria – a Michelin 2 star restaurant at the hands of Andoni Luis Aduriz!!!

Mugaritz

Mugaritz 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!.

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

At Number 10 for the World’s Best Restaurants List 2016 is:

ASADOR ETXEBARRI, Atxondo  – a Michelin 1 star restaurant at the hands of Victor Arguinzoniz!!!

Asador Etxebarri chef

Etxebarri prawns on the grill

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!.

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

At Number 16 for the World’s Best Restaurants List 2016 is:

AZURMENDI, Larrabetzu – a Michelin 3 star restaurant at the hands of Eneko Atxa!!!

Azurmendi chef

azurmendi

Azurmendi 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!.

 

 

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!.

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

At Number 29 for the World’s Best Restaurants List 2016 is:

TICKETS, Barcelona  – a Michelin 1 star restaurant at the hands of Albert Adrià!!!

Albert Adria

Tickets 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!.

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

At Number 49 for the World’s Best Restaurants List 2016 is:

QUIQUE DACOSTA, Denia (Alicante)  – a Michelin  3 star restaurant at the hands of Quique Dacosta!!!

Quique Dacosta

Quique Dacosta 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!.

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

At Number 55 for the World’s Best Restaurants List 2016 is:

NERUA, Bilbao  – a Michelin 1 star restaurant at the hands of Josean Alija!!!

Josean Alija

Nerua

Nerua 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 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!.