24 Dec, 2020 @ 15:26
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Michelin green award for top Costa del Sol restaurant

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A COSTA del Sol restaurant has scooped a prestigious new environmental gong in the annual Michelin awards.

Sollo, in Fuengirola, has been handed a so-called ‘Green star’, or Estrella verde, in the latest innovation from the celebrated food bible.

The restaurant, bossed by ‘king of caviar’ chef Diego Gallegos, is one of 21 around Spain to be recognised for its sustainability.

GALLEGOS: Scooped green star

Gallegos has long championed the Slow Food movement and is very careful where he sources ingredients.

“Sustainability is no longer fashionable, it is essential,” said Gallegos, adding: “Around 90% of our ingredients we produce ourselves.”

Another Andalucian restaurant Aponiente, in el Puerto de Santa Maria, also garnered the award.

Its three-Michelin star chef Angel León has long campaigned against overfishing and doesn’t use endangered fish, such as cod and tuna.

“We know we are not going to change the world, but we try hard to share our sustainable practices with as many people as we can,” he said.

Jon Clarke (Publisher & Editor)

Jon Clarke is a Londoner who worked at the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday as an investigative journalist before moving permanently to Spain in 2003 where he helped set up the Olive Press. He is the author of three books; Costa Killer, Dining Secrets of Andalucia and My Search for Madeleine.

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