It had always been his dream to open his own restaurant. And as soon as he graduated, Israel Ramos took the leap, and it was the right decision. Now, he runs a Michelin-starred restaurant in Jerez, named Mantua. The key to his success? Serving traditional dishes that transport people back to their grandma’s recipes, but with a surprising twist. However, his main focus is not on the dishes, but on the hospitality and the overall guest experience. Every detail counts, and with that in mind, Ramos has been running his restaurant for four years now. We headed to Jerez for an interesting chat with the chef and founder of Mantua.
Rarely has a restaurant location felt so fairytale-esque as the setting that surrounds El Lago restaurant in Marbella. Established in 1999, the Greenlife Golf Clubhouse in the heart of Elviria Hills is an idyllic place. From the start of their adventure, they have sought their own path, one based on an authentic, intimate and seasonal culinary discourse, where the main goal is to build a close rapport with a great team comprising artisan producers from the surrounding area. This commitment to the regional cuisine of Malaga and wider Andalusia, combining local top-quality produce and creativity, characterises the place. As the cherry on the cake, the restaurant was the first haute cuisine restaurant in Andalusia to be awarded the Km0 certificate by the international Slow Food organisation, which honours restaurants who only use ingredients cultivated within a radius of 100 km. El Lago also obtained a Michelin star in 2005.
Paco Roncero is famous for a gastronomic style that combines the best produce with great technique and creative avant-garde inspiration. His approach translates not only in his cooking method, but also in the way of presenting and understanding food as a unique sensory experience.
Located in the chic and hypermodern Hotel Arts in the vibrant and stylish marina in Barcelona, Enoteca Paco Pérez is one of the most beautiful places if you want to enjoy dining with an astonishing view on the water. Everything in this restaurant is about a top-notch service, elegance and mainly flavourful fine food.
New research from Wine Intelligence shows that Dutch and Belgian consumers are most likely to choose a wine depending on how it matches with food and drinking wine when dining out has become increasingly popular.
Welcome at restaurant Nuance in Duffel. Stylish, tasteful and personal. Three basic elements that characterize and make restaurant Nuance a place worth to visit.
As the first ”starred” restaurant in Hungary, everyone in Budapest knows Costes. In 2015 this classic of the high-end dining trade gained a trendy sister, called Costes Downtown, in the centre of town. Within a year the youngest member of the Costes family had already pocketed a Michelin star. And rightly so, for of all the places we visited in Budapest this might just have been our favourite. Continue Reading
For a long time now it’s been no secret that Spain is a land of wonderful wines. But it’s probably less well known that on a remote mountain-top in the middle of all the natural beauty of Andalusia there’s a unique, tiny wine-house. It’s called Sedella, like the small nearby village. We went to discover this hidden ultra-modern architectural pearl, and to enjoy and sample its wares.
Right in the middle of Budapest centre, close to the Basilica, there’s Borkonyha Winekitchen. Its cooking style is a combination of the French bistro style and contemporary Hungarian influence. The restaurant is stylish inside, and in summer you can also find a place to sit outside on the roomy and attractive terrace. The restaurant already has a Michelin star and simply has to go on any foodie’s “must visit” list for Budapest. Continue Reading
In Budapest, the restaurant absolutely everyone’s talking about is the Onyx, synonymous with pure luxury and classic gastronomy. Everywhere in Onyx, tradition strengthens evolution under Head Chef Támas Széll. Tamás has just won the prestigious 2016 Bocuse d’Or Europe. So all things considered you immediately sense the restaurant’s ambition to earn a second Michelin Star.
There’s no shortage of plaudits in the reviews of the Boury restaurant in Roeselare. Everyone clearly agrees that top quality is guaranteed with Chef Tim Boury and his Hostess Inge Waeles. Boury soon won its first Michelin Star and the restaurant scored an excellent 17 out of 20 with Gault & Millau. All the same, it’s equally clear that the pair have greater ambitions, so early in 2016 they moved to new larger premises on the Rumbeeksesteenweg. There they could offer their customers greater comfort and take the creativity and quality of their cooking a notch or two higher. So, we thought, high time to go and try it!
Lamb is one of our favorite kinds of meat. For some reason it seems that lamb makes any meal a bit festive. The rich flavor and soft meat give every dish with lamb a certain finesse and refinement. However, the combination with other ingredients and the selection of the right piece of meat – for example leg, rack or fillet – give each dish a different taste sensation. There is always something for everybody! Continue Reading