ABaC and Aponiente receive three stars in the Michelin Guide Spain and Portugal 2018

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On Thursday, 23 November 2017, the Michelin Guide Spain and Portugal 2018 was announced with ABaC and Aponiente being awarded three stars, 20 establishments receive two stars and 17 restaurants achieve one star for the first time.

Michael Ellis, International Director in charge of the Michelin guides said: “With two new three-star restaurants, Spain shows what an important place the country has in the world’s gastronomic landscape.”

This year, two new restaurants receive three stars: ABaC, in Barcelona, where chef Jordi Cruz captivates his customers with intelligently designed and very technical dishes, and Aponiente in El Puerto de Santa María, where chef Ángel Leon, a true visionary, creates new flavours using extraordinary techniques, great inventiveness and a passion for sea products. Led by two creative chefs, ABaC and Aponiente each offer customers an experience that worth the journey.

With the accolade, ABaC and Aponiente join Akelaŕe, Arzak, Azurmendi, DiverXO, El Celler from Can Roca, Lasarte, Martín Berasategui, Quique Dacosta and Sant Pau who have each retained their stars this year.

Elsewhere, 20 new two-star establishments receive two stars with 15 in Spain and five in Portugal.

177 establishments also receive one star in the 2018 Michelin Guide Spain & Portugal, including 17 new restaurants in Spain and two in Portugal.

Finally, as proof of the growing success of the Bib Gourmand award, this edition of the Michelin Guide includes 289 establishments (252 in Spain and 37 in Portugal), 43 of which receive the distinction for the first time.

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Editor 24th November 2017

ABaC and Aponiente receive three stars in the Michelin Guide Spain and Portugal 2018