The 33-year-old Javier Aranda is a young promising chef on his way to become a renowned name in the culinary world. Not only does he own two restaurants in Madrid (Gaytán and La Cabra), the culinary management of restaurant Retama also rests on his shoulders. Should there still be any doubt about Javier Aranda’s success: all the three restaurants have already been awarded with a Michelin star. In his gastronomic restaurant Gaytán, located in the heart of Madrid, Javier Aranda juggles with innovative flavours and surprising textures. These can be found in his fish dishes, of which he likes to share the recipe of the red mullet from Galicia. Continue Reading
Restaurante Aponiente is situated in the region of Cádiz in a small habour town called El Puerto de Santa Maria. It’s the perfect place for Chef Ángel León as he has a huge passion for the sea and loves to create all kinds of fish and seafood dishes. No wonder he’s often called ‘the Chef of the Sea’. At Aponiente you can expect a contemporary interpretation of the marine cuisine. Today you can start cooking some delicacies of this innovative top chef at home, as he shares his recipe for cuttlefish & chips. Continue Reading
Restaurant Ciel Bleu** lives up to its name because of its wonderful location: the 23rd floor of hotel Okura in Amsterdam. You are literally in the blue sky where you can look out over the whole city of Amsterdam. Chef Speelman and Kokmeijer serve (blue) heaven on a plate in their restaurant. With their pride for Dutch delicacies and other top quality products you get to taste a flavorful international cuisine. Since more than 10 years, their king crab has been the signature dish of restaurant Ciel Bleu. Now the two chefs have kindly shared the recipe of this stunning dish, so you can try to make it yourself at home. Continue Reading
In the south of Spain in the province of Cádiz, a half an hour drive from Jerez, there’s a charming harbour town called El Puerto de Santa Maria. Besides its beautiful historical buildings and whitewashed houses, great Sherry wineries and beloved beaches, this place has much to offer for those who seek ultimate culinary pleasure, with Aponiente Restaurant as a must visit checkbox and a true highlight on your bucket list. In his previous life Spanish topchef Ángel León – founder of Aponiente – must have been a creature from the sea, as his passion for the briny deep seems limitless. The obsession with the sea is omnipresent at Ángel León’s culinary home base. The location, the architecture, the interior design, the table decoration and of course the dishes, they all reflect that true love and fascination for the ocean and marine life.