ANDALUCIA could soon boast Spain’s ‘top chef’, after Cadiz’s Angel Leon was short-listed for the title in the prestigious National Gastronomic Awards.

The self-styled ‘chef of the sea’ will be up against Valencia’s Ricard Camarena and Madrid’s Mario Sandoval.

Leon’s Michelin-starred restaurant Aponiente, in El Puerto de Santa Maria, was also recently rated as one of the ten best restaurants in the world by the New York Times.

The famous eatery is renowned for its small portions that allow diners to experience new flavours: ‘the essence of the sea on a plate’.

The winner is to be selected by the Royal Academy of Gastronomy later this summer.

A passionate sailor and fisherman, Leon launched his first book ‘Chef of the Sea’ in December as an accompaniment to a documentary on Canal Sur.

The programmes and more information can be found on his website

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  1. I totally agree, and they should fix this asap, as it does not correspond at all with the sophistication and extraordinary imagination of their cuisine nor with their warm but discreet service. I dinned at Aponiente two days ago and was very glad that the website didn’t manage to put me off. It was one of the best gastronomic experiences I’ve ever had, and one that should not be missed.

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