If gastronomy is one of your passions and you want to enjoy one of the best restaurants in the province of Alicante, be sure to visit the restaurant Emperador, located in our Hotel Montiboli in Villajoyosa. Its signature cuisine, has managed to be included for another year, in one of the most prestigious, restaurant guides in the world, the Michelin Guide.
The Emperador Restaurant once again appears in the famous record book thanks to the exquisite gastronomic offerings of our chef Jean Marc Sanz, whose dishes are characterized by fusing tradition and avant-garde with top quality products. The flavors of the Mediterranean take center stage and are recreated in delicious recipes in which the creativity and culinary art of our chef, promise to become an authentic awakening of the senses. An experience for the palate that will not leave you indifferent. That is why, for yet another year, the gourmet restaurant Emperador has become deserving of being included in the Michelin Guide of Spain.
What is the gastronomic Michelin Guide?
It is the oldest gastronomic destinations guide in Europe, which offers information and recommendations on hotels and restaurants around the world.
In gastronomy and cuisine world, it has become one of the most appreciated annual publications, in which the best establishments with interesting information and assessments about their quality are collected. In this sense, the guide has acquired worldwide fame for granting various distinctions, including the most recently created, "The Michelin Dish", an award with which our Emperador restaurant has been given.
“The Michelin Dish”, a new Michelin Guide award
This recognition rewards establishments that serve good food, made with quality products, and demonstrating good culinary art by their chef. Thus, our mention in the guide endorses the expertise of a kitchen that will undoubtedly conquer your palate and places us among the 30 restaurants of the Alicante province that in this year 2021 have achieved some of the distinctions granted by the Michelin Guide.
The distinctive “Michelin Dish” that the restaurant Emperador has achieved is a first step for the entire team of our establishment, which will continue to work together, by putting all of its effort and passion in, so that in the future we will continue to reap success. Other distinctions granted are the famous "Michelin Star", award of the highest rating. A restaurant can have up to three stars, these being the best rated in the country. One star means that the establishment has a very good kitchen in its category, two stars indicate that the establishment has excellent cuisine, and three stars guarantee that the restaurant has an exceptional cuisine. Finally, the guide also awards the badge called "Bib Gourmand" which rewards restaurants for offering a quality meal, often based on a traditional cuisine of the region, at a moderate price.
The creative menu at Emperador restaurant is a explosion of flavors, aromas and textures offered by our suggestions, inspired by proximity and seasonal products of the highest quality.
You can also opt for a tasting menu, that we have prepared for you to enjoy a varied selection of our dishes.
These are just some of Chef Jean Marc's creations, don't they look delicious?
To pair up these succulent recipes with the best wines from our extensive cellar, our expert sommelier will give you the most accurate recommendations, always counting on the wines of the Appellation of origin Alicante
The exquisite gastronomic offer, together with the incomparable setting, with the gourmet restaurant overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, will turn your experience into a unique memory.
Our chef renews the restaurant menu every year with suggestive and delicious proposals, ensuring that every time you decide to visit us, you discover different flavors with which to enjoy a great eating experience.
His creativity, his respect for tradition and his unquestionable technique in front of a stove, has made him worthy of being among the best chefs in the Valencian Community.
The origins of the Michelin Guide
In 1889 the brothers André and Edouard Michelin founded the tire company that bears their name. In order to increase sales, the Michelin brothers made a small guide that included useful information for travelers, such as maps, instructions on how to change a tire, refueling stations and a list of places to eat and stay during the trip.
In the beginning the guide was free, since it was given with the purchase of tires, but in the year 1920 they began to sell it. Given the growing interest in the restaurant section of the guide, the Michelin brothers decided to recruit a team of anonymous inspectors, who were in charge of evaluating the restaurants, since the guide mentioned precisely the quality of the establishments.
Today the Michelin Guide has become a world reference in terms of gastronomy and just appearing in it is an honor. So, whether you are staying at our hotel Montíboli, or if you are visiting the picturesque fishing village of Villajoyosa, do not hesitate and treat yourself, discovering the flavors suggested by our establishment Emperador, one of the best restaurants in the province of Alicante that has the great satisfaction of appearing in this famous guide.
Articles published in 2021
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