On Wednesday night the sixteen new Michelin stars bestowed on Spanish restaurants were announced in a gala event held at the Parador Hostal dos Reis Católicos in Santiago de Compostela (Galicia).
In addition to the fourteen new one-stars, two Spanish restaurants were awarded a coveted second star: restaurants Coque and Zaranda.
Restaurante Coque is, of course, the home of Madrid chef Mario Sandoval. Founded by his grandfather in the town of Humanes, Madrid, this restaurant has become a bastion of excellent products, traditional gastronomy and avant garde cuisine.
For its part, Fernando Pérez Arellano‘s Restaurante Zaranda won its first Michelin star in 2001 when it was located in Madrid. However, in 2010, the restaurant moved to the luxury hotel Castell Son Claret near the town of Es Capdella in Mallorca (Balearic Islands).
These two new Michelin star restaurants join the other sixteen two-Michelin star establishments in Spain, as well as eight three-star and 143 one-star restaurants.