Twenty new Michelin stars reinforce Spain’s position as world leader in gastronomy

The Spain Michelin Guide 2013 was launched on the 22nd November with Spanish restaurants securing 20 new Michelin stars further reinforcing Spain’s position as a world leader in gastronomy.

Two new restaurants Quique Dacosta Restaurante in Denia and Azurmendi  in Larrabetzu, Vizcaya were both awarded three Michelin stars bringing Spain’s three Michelin star collection to a total of seven, including Akelarre and Arzak both in San Sebastian, El Celler de Can Roca in Girona, Martín Berasategui in Lasarte-Oria and Sant Pau in Barcelona.

Whilst Quique Dacosta’s eponymous restaurant was a clear frontrunner earning widespread recognition for its investigative approach, Azurmendi was a surprise addition to the three star selection with chef Eneko Atxa securing his second Michelin star just two years ago.

Two new two Michelin stars were awarded to Enoteca at Hotel Arts run by chef Paco Pérez in Barcelona and Moments, run by Raúl Balam also in Barcelona.

One new Michelin Star was awarded to La Prensa in Zaragoza, Ricard Camarena in Valencia, Chirón in Madrid,  Els Brancs in Girona, José Carlos García in Málaga, Kabuki de Guía de Isora in Tenerife, Culler de Pau in Pontevedra, El Puerto in Gijón, Alejandro G. Urrutia in Gijón, Ars Natura in Cuenca, Mina in Bilbao, Nectari in Barcelona, Lluerna in Barcelona, Koy Shunka in Barcelona, Dos Palillos in Barcelona and Les Magnòlies in Girona.

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