Angel Leon: Seafood Genius

For many Spanish foodies, no other chef deserves the title of “Chef del mar” (Chef of the Sea) more than the exceptional Angel Leon. His passion and thirst for knowledge has brought about new discoveries in the world of Spanish seafood gastronomy. Having had a close relationship with the sea and its produce since childhood,…

Elena Arzak – A Family Tradition of Excellence

Maintaining the legacy of one of Spain’s finest restaurants while becoming the best female chef in the world? Its all in days work for Elena Arzak. Elena grew up in a world dominated by food. Both her parents and her grandmother worked in the San Sebastian restaurant that her great grandparents built in 1897, and…

Andoni Luis Aduriz

In March 1998, Andoni Luis Aduriz first opened the doors of the Mugaritz restaurant, near San Sebastián in the Basque Country. It has since become known as one of the best restaurants in the world and has regularly featured on the“The world’s 50 best restaurants” list compiled by Restaurant magazine. The restaurant has been described…

The Roca Brothers – “Three Heads, One Hat”

Free-style, avant-garde and faithful. These are the words used to describe El Celler de Can Roca, the multi award-winning restaurant in Girona that has conquered the summit of world cuisine with a unique mixture of anarchy and sophistication. El Celler was founded in 1986 by brothers Joan (chef) and Josep Roca (sommelier and maitre d’)…

Ferran Adria

It would be impossible to talk about Spanish Chefs and not mention the looming shadow of Ferran Adria. However, there has been so much written about the former dishwasher from Barcelona and his restaurant El Bulli that sometimes the familiarity dilutes the importance of his contribution to the culinary world. The work of Adria should…

Leading the Revolution – An Interview with Omar Allilbhoy

The revolution is coming. It starts with the distant echo of a Spanish guitar, strumming a rhythm of serious intent. Then, on the horizon, a dark, shadowy figure emerges from the mist. As he approaches, he defiantly plants his national flag into the ground and then reaches under his arm to draw his weapon of…