Restaurants in Barcelona with Michelin stars
The entire coastal area of Catalonia is known for its amazing gastronomy. The sea salt, the natural environment, fresh fish… No surprise that many cooks got inspired by this area and turned regular fish restaurants into world-renowned Michelin star restaurants. Eat only in the best restaurants of Barcelona:
Martín Berasategui’s embassy at the Condes de Barcelona Hotel has become one of the essential restaurants not only in the city but in all of Catalonia and Spain, where people flock to marvel at the creativity of the chef. The sampling menu is a treat that everyone should have the chance to enjoy, at least once in a lifetime, and if possible, once a year.
Such excellence has earned the Lasarte the top prize in the restaurant world, and as of November 2016, the restaurant is the first in Barcelona to boast three Michelin stars.
In addition to Berasategui, the man responsible for the day-to-day operations is Italian chef Paolo Casagrande. His elegance and creativity are seen in dishes such as apple mille-feuille, Foie gras, and European eel, and the surprising aesthetic of the dishes never surpasses the combination of amazing flavors.
Raül Balam, son of Carme Ruscalleda, has earned his second Michelin star with this leading hotel restaurant. Like the original in Sant Pau, the concept is impeccable, innovative – but very Catalan – cuisine, with dishes such as the veal ‘fricandó’ (beef fillet with mushrooms) with Scotch bonnet mushrooms and the Maresme shrimp with glazed tomato petals, a vegetable medley, and toasted pine nuts.