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Spain is an internationally recognised gastronomic power with culinary talent reaching all corners of the country. Guía Repsol’s vocation is to support and encourage national tourism strengthening the gastronomic sector through recognition and promotion. They are committed to disseminating the identifying features of Mediterranean cuisine based on sustainability, product quality and tradition. Today, February 27th, the Repsol Guide Soles Awards will be held in the city of Alicante at the Auditorium of the Provincial Council of Alicante (ADDA).

Under the slogan, “La cocina nos llena”/ “The kitchen fills us”, Alicante hosts the celebration of the Repsol Guide Suns Delivery Gala. Ten new restaurants will be awarded 1 Sun for the first time: ‘Casa Bernadi’ (Benissa), ‘Espacio Montoro’ (Alicante), ‘Hogar del Pescador’ (Villajoyosa), ‘Lula by Aurora Torres’ (Los Montesinos) and six restaurants in the city of Valencia: ‘Fierro’, ‘Fraula’, ‘Nozomi Sushi Bar’, ‘Samsha’, ‘Señuelo’ and ‘Tavella’. With these new additions, the region of Valencia now has 58 award-winning restaurants: 4 with three suns, 18 with two and 36 with one. There are now a total of 712 restaurants in the Soles Repsol Guide 2023, in addition to the 1,269 recommended restaurants.

The presentation of the Repsol Guide Suns is attended by the president of Repsol, Antonio Brufau, and the president of the Generalitat Valenciana, Ximo Puig. Antonio Brufau states that; “the awarding of the new 101 Soles Repsol Guide confirms the excellent moment that national gastronomy is experiencing.”The president of the Generalitat Valenciana, Ximo Puig also stresses that gastronomy “brings together the culture, customs and knowledge of a place and enriches the entire catalogue of products that the Valencian Community offers those who visit”.

This event is an iconic moment in Spanish national gastronomy to appreciate how the talent of Spanish kitchens has surpassed all expectations this year. In the wake of the pandemic and all the imposed restrictions, it is a huge relief that such an economically important sector has recovered and is perhaps more vigorous than ever.

Report by Imogen Hockings

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