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5 Michelin Star Restaurants in Madrid

By Lauren Jade Hill Madrid is famously championed for its traditional fare but it’s also become internationally known for its cutting-edge nueva cocina owing to a movement of the city’s most accomplished chefs who are creating cuisine worth traveling for. We take a look at five Michelin star restaurants in Madrid that should be on every gourmets travel itinerary. DiverXO […]

The Ultimate Luxury Guide to Ibiza

By Peter Clover This story originally appeared in the May/June 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Rife with hedonistic nightspots and mystical yoga retreats, no other destination has maintained its bohemian signature style quite as successfully as Ibiza. A mecca for disco madness and home to some of the best-loved clubs in the world, the Spanish island is also a destination of […]

The 5 Best Restaurants in Seville

Renowned for its lively tapas bars, flavorful cuisine and celebration of local ingredients, Seville has long been known for its food scene. To experience this food at its best in some of the city’s most vibrant locations, seek out our pick of the five best restaurants in Seville. Abantal The Michelin restaurant Abantal bases its culinary philosophy on Andalusian cooking […]

Top 100 Restaurants

When it comes to our annual countdown of the Top 100 Restaurants in the World, Spanish dining continuously tops the list. Get a taste of Spain with this year's runner-up, El Celler de Can Roca, third-place winner, Azurmendi, and more.

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A Winter Escape in the Canary Islands

With a warm climate year-round and captivating landscape of mountains, forest and coast, the Canary Islands prove particularly appealing in the winter months. Pay a visit to the islands at this time to make the most of their outdoor lifestyle. Dolphin and Whale Watching Set out from Tenerife’s coast on a luxury sailing yacht to encounter pilot whales and dolphins […]

Embark on a Luxury Train Journey through Spain

Travel in style through some of Spain’s most spectacular landscape on one of the world’s most exclusive trains. Whether traversing the mountainous countryside of the north or setting out on a journey through the Andalusian hills, each scenic train journey through Spain provides a five-star experience with an introduction to the region’s cuisine and fine wine. By setting out on […]

Quique Dacosta

Nestled between mountains and sea, this avant-garde restaurant seems anomalous in the small traditional town of Dénia. Chef Quique Dacosta has been making waves on the fine dining scene for decades with his original style, attracting a string of food aficionados who travel from far and wide just to dine here. He belongs to a new generation of chefs who […]

Mugaritz

Since its opening in 1998, Mugaritz has become an institution of modern gastronomy. Andoni Luis Aduriz has taken the culinary world by storm with his high-tech cuisine, producing a menu that constantly reinvents itself according to the season and the chef’s own flights of fancy. The contemporary farmhouse conversion is set in the hills, five miles southeast of San Sebastián.

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Martín Berasategui

An essential destination for lovers of haute cuisine, Martín Berasategui’s restaurant is a culinary temple in the Basque country. With a warm, welcoming atmosphere, people flock to sample his imaginative and refined dishes, which excite both guests and critics alike. Light and fresh, the menu abounds with subtle creations rooted in the local cuisine of the area, refined to the […]

El Celler de Can Roca

There is no family restaurant in Spain – or indeed the world – quite like El Celler de Can Roca. Founded by the Roca brothers in 1986, this Girona establishment has gone from strength to strength in recent decades. With the original premises founded next door to their parents’ restaurant, El Celler provides an avant-garde twist on the traditional Catalonian cuisine perfected by […]

El Celler de Can Roca

Azurmendi

Perched on a hillside, Azurmendi tells the story of the Basque Country’s finest produce through an all-encompassing culinary experience. Chef and owner Eneko Atxa leads guests on a journey, starting in the interior garden where a picnic with different snacks is served. Subsequently, the guest goes to the kitchen and a new greenhouse space, which has recently been expanded and […]

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