Three stars for Diverxo in the Michelin Guide Spain and Portugal 2014

The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 21st November 2013

Spain has one new three star restaurant to its name following the release of the Michelin Guide Spain and Portugal 2014. Madrid based restaurant Diverxo joins the likes of Akelare and Arzak in San Sebastian, Martin Berasategui in Lasarte-Oria and Sant Pau in Barcelona as the total tally of three starred establishments in Spain reaches eight.

Speaking about Diverxo, Michael Ellis, International Director of the Michelin Guides, said: “The chef David Munoz is without a doubt a rising star in the world of gastronomy, and we are sure that he has many wonderful surprises in store for his customers going forward.

“At the tender age of 33, he shows a culinary signature of remarkable maturity. David’s energy, and cutting edge concepts have been inspired by his travels in Japan, China and Europe, and his creations are rich in textures, flavours and aromas that can surprise and astonish.”

>>> Related: Elena Arzak, Arzak, Spain

This year’s guide has 25 newly starred establishments bringing the total to 171 across the Iberian region, going up from 158 last year, which confirms the strength of gastronomy in the area. 19 new restaurants were inducted into the guide’s two star category and 22 are now proudly holding one Michelin star for the first time.

The Michelin Guide Spain & Portugal also lists 253 Bib Gourmand restaurants that offer excellent value for money with three-course meals served for no more than €35 in Spain or Andorra and less than €30 in Portugal, while still respecting  the quality criteria necessary to make the Guide. This latest edition goes on sale for €29.90.

>>> Read more on the Michelin Guide here

In these challenging times…

The Staff Canteen team are taking a different approach to keeping our website independent and delivering content free from commercial influence. Our Editorial team have a critical role to play in informing and supporting our audience in a balanced way. We would never put up a paywall and restrict access – The Staff Canteen is open to all and we want to keep bringing you the content you want; more from younger chefs, more on mental health, more tips and industry knowledge, more recipes and more videos. We need your support right now, more than ever, to keep The Staff Canteen active. Without your financial contributions this would not be possible.

Over the last 12 years, The Staff Canteen has built what has become the go-to platform for chefs and hospitality professionals. As members and visitors, your daily support has made The Staff Canteen what it is today. Our features and videos from the world’s biggest name chefs are something we are proud of. We have over 500,000 followers across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and other social channels, each connecting with chefs across the world. Our editorial and social media team are creating and delivering engaging content every day, to support you and the whole sector - we want to do more for you.

A single coffee is more than £2, a beer is £4.50 and a large glass of wine can be £6 or more.

Support The Staff Canteen from as little as £1 today. Thank you.

The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 21st November 2013

Three stars for Diverxo in the Michelin Guide Spain and Portugal 2014