ONE of Andalucia’s most emblematic restaurants has fallen from the sky. Tragabuches – the first restaurant in Andalucia to be awarded a Michelin star – has been stripped of its accolade due to poor performance. This was despite it being much lauded by French culinary icon Jean-Christophe Novelli who sang its praises on numerous occasions.
Meanwhile, its former chef Dani Garcia, who earned the restaurant its first star, has moved on to bigger and better things. he now has two stars at his Marbella restaurant Calima.
There was also fabulous news for Cadiz fish restaurant Aponiente which won a much deserved first star in the latest round of nominations by the French food bible. Chef Angel Leon has made his name by cooking only with sustainable fish.
Meanwhile, the Santo restaurant in the EME Cathedral Hotel in Sevilla also joined the list of those awarded first stars. It is owner Martin Berasategui’s seventh restaurant in Spain to be awarded a star.