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36. Gerry Dawes's Spain: An Insider's Guide to Spanish Food, Wine, Culture and Travel

"My good friend Gerry Dawes, the unbridled Spanish food and wine enthusiast cum expert whose writing, photography, and countless crisscrossings of the peninsula have done the most to introduce Americans—and especially American food professionals—to my country's culinary life. . .” - - Chef-restaurateur-humanitarian José Andrés, Nobel Peace Prize Nominee and Oscar Presenter 2019; Chef-partner of Mercado Little Spain at Hudson Yards, New York 2019


New Michelin Three Rosette Restaurants in Spain: ABaC Barcelona & Chef Jordi Cruz and Chef Angel León A Poniente in El Puerto de Santa María

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ABaC and Three-star Chef Jordi Cruz from Gerry Dawes on Vimeo.

Congratulations to my great friend Chef Jordi Cruz Mas for receiving his third Michelin rosette at Restaurante Hotel ABaC in Barcelona and to Chef Angel León, a genius with seafood dishes at A Poniente in El Puerto de Santa María, who also was awarded a third rosette. 

 Chef Jordi Cruz Mas in his kitchen at Restaurante Hotel ABaC in Barcelona.  
Photograph by Gerry Dawes©2017.

Chef Angel León, a genius with his embutidos del mar, seafood charcuterie, at A Poniente in El Puerto de Santa María.  Photograph by Gerry Dawes©2017.

I am no fan of Michelin, for a lot of good reasons, not the least of which is that they have been screwing their gastro-tourism rival Spain for many years by not awarding Spanish restaurants the rosettes so many of them so richly deserve. 

However, I know what this means to both Jordi Cruz and Angel León and I know how hard they both worked to reach this goal and how well deserved this award is in both cases. 

I have been following Jordi Cruz Mas since he was at Restaurante L'Angle in Manresa, where he was doing brilliant and delicious (always) food.


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 About Gerry Dawes

 Gerry Dawes was awarded Spain's prestigious Premio Nacional de Gastronomía (National Gastronomy Award) in 2003. He writes and speaks frequently on Spanish wine and gastronomy and leads gastronomy, wine and cultural tours to Spain. He was a finalist for the 2001 James Beard Foundation's Journalism Award for Best Magazine Writing on Wine, won The Cava Institute's First Prize for Journalism for his article on cava in 2004, was awarded the CineGourLand “Cinéfilos y Gourmets” (Cinephiles & Gourmets) prize in 2009 in Getxo (Vizcaya) and received the 2009 Association of Food Journalists Second Prize for Best Food Feature in a Magazine for his Food Arts article, a retrospective piece about Catalan star chef, Ferran Adrià. 

In December, 2009, Dawes was awarded the Food Arts Silver Spoon Award in a profile written by José Andrés

". . .That we were the first to introduce American readers to Ferran Adrià in 1997 and have ever since continued to bring you a blow-by-blow narrative of Spain's riveting ferment is chiefly due to our Spanish correspondent, Gerry "Mr. Spain" Dawes, the messianic wine and food journalist raised in Southern Illinois and possessor of a self-accumulated doctorate in the Spanish table. Gerry once again brings us up to the very minute. . ." - - Michael & Ariane Batterberry, Editor-in-Chief/Publisher and Founding Editor/Publisher, Food Arts, October 2009. 
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