Spain is well loved for its balmy climate, warm natured people, fabulous amenities and glorious coastline but it is becoming well known for its gastronomy having its fair share of Michelin stars, ranking it fifth in the world in fact for number of Michelin stars.
With some of the finest and freshest ingredients to work with including manchego cheese, extra virgin olive oil, jamon iberico, fresh seafood, Spain boasts an incredible selection of cuisine and is a top producer of cava, wine and sherry.
So where can you find some of these gems?
Costa del Sol/Costa Blanca: The region’s sole 3-star is Quique Dacosta in Denia on the Costa Blanca, halfway between Barcelona and the Costa del Sol. The 2-star Dani García in Málaga, named after its chef, whose personal slogan is “cooking with tradition.”
Costa Brava: The 3-star El Celler de Can Roca in Girona has twice topped the vaunted World’s 50 Best Restaurants list, and is currently third, arguably Spain’s most famous eatery. Miramar and Les Cols, also in Girona, round out the region’s 2-star winners.
Barcelona: Martín Berasategui is the nation’s only chef with multiple 3-Michelin starred eateries. His eponymous one is in San Sebastian, but his cuisine is more accessible at its sister restaurant Lasarte, Elsewhere in Barcelona, Abac, Enoteca and Moments are the city’s trio of 2-star winners for 2017.
Balearic Isles: For hardcore foodies, Mallorca has far and away the wealthiest fine dining selection in the island group, including the only 2-star, Zaranda. Mallorca is home to half a dozen 1-stars: Jardín, Es Moli d’en Bou, Andreu Genestra, Es Racó d’es Teix, Simply Fosh, and Es Fum.
In this vast country if you are looking for a gastronomical feast of Michelin starred quality you will surely find somewhere that whets your appetite. Along the Andalusian coastline there’s a great selection of fine dining to be had in Marbella and Puerto Banus with the resort of La Cala de Mijas vying for a top feasting spot too.
For all of us that live locally or have holiday homes here Starlite is one of the many fabulous reasons that we do. This glamorous musical event spans across the summer months in Marbella and features some truly phenomenal world renowned and national Spanish artists.
What is Starlite?
It was six years ago, Starlite founders Sandra García-Sanjuán and her husband Ignacio Maluquer, discovered Nagüeles quarry in the heart of the mountains of Málaga. They knew they had found the perfect place to start the Starlite adventure, and began to transform this natural Amphitheatre into the ideal place to bring together the cream of music, spectacle and entertainment, which the public can enjoy over 45 days in summer.
Every year Starlite is becoming a bigger and better multinational feast of the senses. Now in its 6th year in Marbella and 2nd in Mexico. The event allows you mix and match your tastes in music with international and national talent blended for the perfect cocktail of auditory pleasure.
The 2017 line up so far
14/7 Juan Magan
16/7 Sebastian Yatra
16/7 Art Garfunkel
18/7 Juan Luis Guerra
19/7 Anna Netrobko & Yusif Eyvazov
20/7 Elton John
21/7 Manuel Carrasco
22/7 Pancho Cespedes and Pablo Milanes
25/7 Piso 21
25/7 The Bootleg Beatles
27/7 Mikel Erentxun
29/7 Antonio Jose
30/7 Disney in Concert
31/7 Carlos Vives
1/8 Joaquin Sabina
2/8 Luis Fonsi
4/8 Miguel Bose
5/8 The Cranberries
8/8 Ainhoa Arteta
9/8 Ana Torroja
10/8 Eros Ramazzotti
11/8 Dani Martin
12/8 Nina Pastori & Antonio Carmona
15/8 Andrea Bocelli
16/8 Ben Harper
18/8 Noche Movida
22/8 Mago Pop
24/8 Jason Derulo
25/8 Manuel Carrasco
There literally is something to appeal to every musical taste. Of all the fantastic events dotted around the region throughout the year Starlite is one to look forward to. Book your tickets in advance to make sure you don’t miss your favourite act. Over and above these shows there is a gourmet area and a restaurant where you can dine under the stars. Just another reason to love Marbella.
Imagine a fantastic evening of fine dining and dancing under the star then heading back to your own slice of home in Marbella. We have some truly enticing properties and one might just be your dream home so contact one of our team today on 34 952 939 460 .