SPANISH – If you are a foodie or simply love very good food, you should go to Spain the next time you are hungry for a special dining experience, wrote the Spanish tourist organization Turespaña in a press release.
– Here, a total of six restaurants have distinguished themselves so that they end up on the prestigious list of the world’s 50 best restaurants. This is enjoy , diverXO, Asador Etxebarri , electric canoe , Mugaritz and Calm Dacosta.
Ride the Spanish roller coaster
The third best restaurant in the world and thus the best Spanish restaurant in 2022 named enjoy.
Disfrutar, which translates to “Enjoy” in English, is located in Barcelona and thus won a beautiful bronze medal list for a gastronomic dining experience that is delicious, surprising and beyond measure. The visit to the restaurant was described by the judges as “an exciting and fast roller coaster of the dining experience”.
Rapid development for the restaurant, which is managed by a trio of talented chefs. They entered the list in 2018 at number 18, securing them the ‘highest new entry’ award, and just four years later they are in the top three of the world’s best for their gastronomic offerings in sunny Mediterranean-style restaurants with outdoor terraces and private salons. This restaurant also has two Michelin stars.
The only country with three in the top ten
Norway’s favorite vacation destination can also be a Norwegian’s favorite gastronomic destination.
No less than three Spanish restaurants are in the top ten. One of the restaurants is Diverxo in Madrid, where renowned chef Dabiz Muñoz is behind. This place has taken a huge gastronomic leap and has gone from number twenty years ago to occupying fourth place and thus lies right behind Spain’s best restaurants. Eating at Diverxo is said to be like stepping into Muñoz’s limitless imagination. Through the 12-course tasting menu, guests are treated to innovative, Asian-inspired dishes.
The list also includes last year’s bronze winners, Asador Etxebarri at Axpe (Vizcaya), which this year had to be replaced by another Spanish food experience and now sits in a still impressive sixth place.
Basque chef Victor Arguinzoniz is known for baking just about anything and conjuring great flavors from simple ingredients. To gain more control over the cooking process, he himself designed the grill for the Asador Etxebarri kitchen, which has six fully adjustable grills that can be raised and lowered with a pulley system.
More Spanish celebrities on the list
electric canoe in Guetaria (Guipuzkoa), which retains 16th place from 2021, also masters the art of baking. Chef Aitor Arreguis learned everything he knew about fish from his father, Pedro. Among other things, he taught him to check the freshness of the fish by seeing if there was still clarity in his eyes.
Number 21 on the list, Mugaritz in Errentería (Guipuzkoa), nor is it a new discovery. Chef Andoni Luis Aduriz has been pushing the boundaries of the fine dining concept for almost 25 years. Year after year, star chefs create more experimental and provocative dining experiences. For example, Aduriz recently added a dish ‘trick’ to its menu, which featured thick carrots shaped like sawed-off fingers. Make no mistake – Aduriz is undoubtedly more in line with his vision than most other chefs, and dining at Mugaritz guarantees an exciting, sometimes dark, but always unexpected culinary experience.
Calm Dacosta di Denia (Valencia) left the list of the 50 best restaurants in the world in 2017, but has now come back strong at number 42. Dacosta’s food is clearly inspired by art and architecture, which makes the food sensational to look at.
List compiled by experts
The world’s best restaurants have been named by ‘The World’s 50 Best Restaurants’. Since 2002, a panel of 1,080 so-called culinary experts has compiled a list of some of the world’s most unique gastronomic experiences. This year’s roster was announced at a ceremony on July 18 in London.
You can read more about the various restaurants here: https://www.theworlds50best.com
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