Spain’s Dabiz Munoz named best chef in the world

Avant-garde Chef Dabiz Munoz of DiverXo in Madrid has won The Best Chef Top100 Award.

The awards, sponsored by Perlage, placed Chef Bjorn Frantzen of Frantzen in Stockholm in second. He also took the award for The Best Chef voted by Chefs. Andoni Luis Aduriz of Mugaritz in San Sebastian took a huge jump from his previous 45th position on last year’s list to third place.  The Best Chef Science Award powered by LSG Group went to Joan Roca from Catalonia. “This award is a distinction for the chef who is outstanding in relation to research, experimental techniques and transformation,” according to the organisers.

The Top 100 list includes 13 Spanish chefs.

Munoz said the awards list will “help restaurants, but also the people of the country.”

“What comes to me, comes to Madrid, which to me is one of the most exciting cities in the world today for gastronomy,” he added.

According to DiverXo’s website the restaurant provides diners with, “A journey through the hedonistic, greedy and creative world of Dabiz Munoz, avant-garde cuisine in which everything is possible.”

Menus start at €250 per person with pairing options beginning at €150.

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Deirdre Tynan

Deirdre Tynan is an award-winning journalist who enjoys bringing the best in news reporting to Spain’s largest English-language newspaper, Euro Weekly News. She has previously worked at The Mirror, Ireland on Sunday and for news agencies, media outlets and international organisations in America, Europe and Asia. A huge fan of British politics and newspapers, Deirdre is equally fascinated by the political scene in Madrid and Sevilla. She moved to Spain in 2018 and is based in Jaen.


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