Disfrutar named ‘Miele One to Watch’ by The World’s 50 Best Restaurants

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The Staff Canteen

Editor 14th March 2017

Disfrutar in Barcelona, which has held a star in the Spain and Portugal Michelin Guide since 2015, has been named this year’s Miele One To Watch by The World’s 50 Best Restaurants.

Opened in December 2014, Disfrutar is a collaboration between chefs Mateu Casañas, Oriol Castro and Eduard Xatruch. The three met while cooking at former No.1 restaurant El Bulli, where they worked alongside legendary Spanish chef Ferran Adrià.

Michelin-starred, Disfrutar
Disfrutar

The chefs will be presented with the accolade at The World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards in Melbourne on April 5, 2017. The Miele One To Watch Award celebrates emerging global talent and recognises a restaurant that is outside the 50 Best itself but has the potential to rise up the list in the near future.

Eduard Xatruch of Disfrutar, said: “Being named this year’s winners of the Miele One To Watch Award is a huge recognition of our collective work. In addition, this award helps Disfrutar, which is a very young project, to become established and obviously encourages us to continue working and challenging ourselves.”

Following El Bulli’s 2011 closure, Mateu, Oriol and Eduard opened Compartir in the nearby coastal town of Cadaqués. Building on the success of their initial venture, the trio launched Disfrutar to widespread acclaim, earning their first Michelin star in 2016.

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Located in Barcelona’s Eixample district, Disfrutar has two open kitchens which lead to a whitewashed dining room that extends to an open terrace. At Disfrutar guests can enjoy multi course tasting menus which evoke the chef’s quirky personalities with the aim to delight and excite the senses. Signature dishes include macaroni made from gelatin, tossed in truffle foam and smothered in Parmesan at the table. A deconstructed whisky tart invites guests to wash their hands in whisky and inhale the scent as they eat.

William Drew, Group Editor of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, said: “Disfrutar showcases the individual talents of these three chefs and broadens their influence on Spain’s culinary scene. Their commitment to pushing the creative boundaries of gastronomy makes them worthy winners of the Miele One To Watch Award.”

Disfrutar joins a stellar line-up of recent One To Watch award winners including Den in Tokyo (2016), Sepia in Sydney (2015), Saison in San Francisco (2014) and The Tasting Kitchen in Cape Town (2013).

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 14th March 2017

Disfrutar named ‘Miele One to Watch’ by The World’s 50 Best Restaurants