The winners of the 2021 Spain & Portugal Michelin Guide Star Awards were announced last night in a gala ceremony in Madrid.
The digitial-only awards ceremony, was held at the Real Casa de Correos in the Puerta del Sol and transmitted across the country.
The television presenters Cayetana Guillén Cuervo and Masterchef Miguel Ángel Muñoz, hosted the ceremony which featured the head of the Madrid regional government, Isabel Diaz Ayuso as well as the Mayor of Madrid, José Luis Martínez-Almeida Navasqüés.
As in previous years Spain did well, particulary so, in the culinary powerhouses of the Basque Country and Catalunia.
The capital and region of Madrid did itself proud with one newcomer, Saddle amid a total of 22 restaurants with Michelin awarded stars.
DiverXO continues to be the only three star restaurant whilst Santceloni, La Terraza del Casino, Ramón Freixa Madrid, DSTAgE and Coque have two.
El Club Allard, Kabuki, Kabuki Wellington, Álbora, Punto MX (temporarily closed), Lúa, A’Barra (temporarily closed), Gaytán, Cebo, Yugo The Bunker, La Tasquería, Clos Madrid, El Corral de la Morería Gastronómico, El Invernadero, 99 KŌ SUSHI BAR (forced to close due to the coronavirus crisis) and Gofio, have one.
In the wider Madrid region there are a further two one-star restaurants: Chirón and Mon.