Expatica news

Spanish restaurants win prized Michelin three stars

1 December 2003

MADRID – Four Spanish restaurants have won the prized Michelin three stars, it was reported Monday.

The famous El Bulli – which was last year named as the best restaurant in the world – was among those named in Michelin’s prestigious Red Guide for 2004.

The restaurant, which is at Roses, near Girona, is said to have a waiting list of up to a year.

Others which took the three stars were Can Fabes, a family restaurant in Sant Celoni, near Barcelona, Arzak in San Sebastian and Martin Berasategui, which is in Lasarte, in the Basque Country.

They were among 97 Spanish restaurants to feature in next year’s guide.

The list of two-star restaurants includes Tristan (Mallorca), Akelarre (San Sebastian), El Celler de Can Roca (Girona), La Broche (Madrid), Girasol (Moraira), Zuberoa (Oiartzun), Sant Pau (Sant Pol de Mar) and Atrio (Cáceres), which gains one star over previous editions. 85 more restaurants are listed with one star.

Restaurants awarded their first star this year are L’Alezna (Caces), Paladares and Solana (Gijón), Coque (Humanes), Vivaldi (León), Casa Marcelo (Santiago de Compostela), Es Molí d’en Bou (Sant Llorenç des Cardassar) and Zaldiarán (Vitoria).

Of the 6,304 establishments selected in 1,846 Spanish towns by the latest Michelin Red Guide for Spain and Portugal, 3,778 are hotels, 2,383 are restaurants and 142 are bars.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news