On November 25th, the Malaga province obtained eight Michelin stars distributed among seven restaurants, four of them located in the city of Marbella. It’s no surprise, since Marbella is one of the cities with the most luxury restaurants in our country. Many of them famous across the globe. These are establishments where dining turns into a unique and unforgettable experience, where each bite is an explosion of flavours for the palate that never goes unnoticed. A city that already holds five Michelin stars and that has become a national culinary Olympus.

Dani García once again obtained two stars this year at his restaurant located at the Puente Romano Hotel. Dani García’s restaurant is the jewel of all the establishments of the Andalusian chef. It has a capacity for 50 guests, served by an almost identical number of people between waiters and kitchen staff. A restaurant many tourists make a pilgrimage to as if it were a sanctuary, in order to enjoy the most cutting-edge proposals by the chef. Dishes with Andalusian roots, but with novelty flavours that evidence an impressive performance and balance between ingredients. A perfect place for a romantic dinner.

Chef Diego del Río also obtained a star for El Lago de Marbella. This chef studied for Head Chef at the Bellamar School Hotel, and at the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu School in Paris. After many years working at several restaurants in Paris and London, he returns to Marbella to be part of the El Lago team, becoming Head Chef in 2008. The restaurant, located across the gorgeous lake of the golf course combines an Andalucian menu with novelty touches and a generous wine offer.

Jaume Puigdengolas also maintained this award for his delicious creativity at the Skina Marbellan restaurant. A cuisine filled with personality, centred around the product but with a traditional basis. With a constant effort for always creating new dishes inspired on the personal adventures and experiences of the chef in other countries and kitchens. Dishes that seek pleasure and sensory perfection in taste, always made with products of the highest quality. An exquisite mixture of contrasts that gathers the flavours of the Andalusian cuisine and combines them with novelty touches and modernness.

But in addition to these veteran establishments, Mauricio Giovanni de Messina joins the haute cuisine Marbellan scene. It is the first time that an Argentine holds the highest honour of the world cuisine. This prestigious 45-year-old chef has lived for 10 years in Marbella, where he was able to achieve his gastronomical dream, Messina, in honour of the city where his grandparents were born. This establishment offers a cuisine with a very strong identity that stands out due to the ingenuity of its dishes. Presenting harmonic preparations, elegant, unusual and sprinkled by acid, spicy sparkles that confer its dishes certain complexity. At the same time, offering a wide selection of fine wines. A must for anyone visiting the city of Marbella.