The Cenador de Amos, in the Cantabrian town of Villaverde de Pontones, has been awarded the highest recognition by obtaining 3 Michelin Stars, during the presentation of the Michelin Guide Spain & Portugal 2020, held at the Lope Theater in Vega de Sevilla and Casino de la Exposition, in a year in which the publication reaches its 110th anniversary.
Chef Jesús Sánchez is the one in charge of El Cenador de Amós, who, according to the inspectors of the Guide, has obtained his third star "for his tireless search for emotion" making the diner discover his culinary proposal in stages. They consider this mansion-palace as "a gastronomic temple" and have especially valued the priority given to Cantabrian flavors.
In total, this edition of the Michelin Guide already has 11 Spanish restaurants with three stars , 29 with two stars (five of them new), 174 with one star (19 new ones) and 302 Bib Gourmand (56 new ones).
These numbers make Spain win in number of stars , going from the 253 of the last edition to the 268 that appear in the 2020 Guide.
The other 3 Spanish stars are Aponiente, Abac, Akelarre, Arzak, Lasarte, DiverXo, Martín Berasategui, Azurmendi, El Celler de Can Roca and Quique Dacosta.
Five have been the award-winning Spanish establishments that rise from 1 to 2 stars: Angle (Barcelona), by Alberto Durá, with what they call "haute cuisine of daily consumption" thus rises to two stars; Noor (Córdoba), by the hand of Paco Morales, with his Andalusian cuisine; Skina (Marbella), with chef Marcos Granda, and his creative cuisine on the traditional Andalusian recipe book; Bardal (Ronda) by chef Benito Gómez, with the contrasts and flavors of his creative cuisine, and El Poblet (Valencia) by Quique Dacosta combining dishes with those of Luis Valls.
The 19 new restaurants that obtain a star in Spain are Dama Juana (Jaén), Mantúa (Jerez de la Frontera), La Salita (Valencia), Tula (Jávea), Voro (Canyamel, Mallorca); Es Tragón (Sant Antoni de Portmany, Ibiza), La Aquarela (Arguineguín, Gran Canaria), Los Guayres (Mogán, Gran Canaria), 99 Ko Sushi Bar (Madrid), Gofio by Cícero Canary (Madrid), Aürt (Barcelona), Cinc Sentits (Barcelona), Ola Martín Berasategui (Bilbao), Magoga (Cartagena), The Library (Pamplona), Workshop (Valladolid), Deliranto (Tarragona); Iván Cerdeño (Toledo) and Retama (Torrenueva, Ciudad Real).
ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF ANGEL LEÓN
In addition, for the first time the Guide has created a special recognition, to highlight the sustainability, so demanded today. Therefore, this award has been awarded this innovative award to chef Ángel León, Chef del Mar, owner of 3 Michelin stars with his restaurant Aponiente , located in the Cadiz town of El Puerto de Santa María. An award that he collected from Rebeca Nieto, commercial director of Michelín España & Portugal.
As for the restaurants that fall from the Guide in this 2020 edition, the deletion in the 3-star Dani García list stands out, having changed the line of its business and closing its establishment in Marbella.
Those who had 2 Stars keep them, while in the 1 Star group, they lose the distinction La Barra de Carles Abellán (Barcelona), Kabuki Raw (Casares), Els Brancs (Roses), Terra (S'Agaró), Villena (Segovia) and Tierra (Torrico), in addition to those who leave the list due to business closure: Gaig (Barcelona), La Candela Restó (Madrid), Argos (Port de Pollença) and El Carmen de Montesión (Toledo).
The gala was attended by 225 chefs, resulting in the most massive of those held in Spain and Portugal.
After the gala, a gastronomic party took place, all in charge of the Andalusian restaurants Aponiente (3 Michelin Stars), next to Noor (from today with 2 Stars) and the 1 Star José Carlos García, Lú Cocina y Alma, Acánthu, La Costa, Bagá and Abantal.
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