ABAMA KABUKI AWARDED MICHELIN STAR IN THE 2013 GUIDE

Posted by: Gallivant on 5 December 2012

SECOND MICHELIN STAR WIN FOR ABAMA GOLF & SPA RESORT, THE ONLY HOTEL IN SPAIN WITH TWO STAR-RATED RESTAURANTS

Abama Golf & Spa Resort, Tenerife, has today announced its second Michelin star win at a second of its restaurants. Abama Kabuki, the Canary Island outpost of the Madrid-born Japanese fusion concept has been awarded its first Michelin star based on the quality, mastery of technique, personality and consistency of its food.

Under the direction of 28 year old Executive Chef Daniel Franco this prestigious win positions Abama Golf & Spa Resort as the only hotel in Spain with two Michelin star-rated restaurants. This new accolade further strengthens Abama’s reputation for gastronomic excellence growing its Michelin stable, which includes seven Michelin starred Martin Berasategui’s M.B. restaurant, honoured its star in 2010 and retained in the 2013 guide.

Canarian chef Franco trained at Abama Kabuki from its launch in 2006 under Rafael Carrasco and Kabuki’s founder Ricardo Sanz. In 2010 Franco’s extraordinary talent secured him the position of Executive Chef. He has since continued to develop his own culinary style and exceptional standards working the signature Kabuki menu with his own take on Japanese and Mediterranean fusion.

Dishes at Abama Kabuki combine the elegance and technical style of Japanese cooking with traditional Canarian produce and dishes. This is evident in Franco’s Usuzukuri of Cherne fish where Usuzukuri cuts of local fish are served layered over the black potatoes of the Canary Islands together with the region’s signature ‘Mojo’ sauce.

Franco is also dedicated to the Slow Food and ecological movements ensuring that all produce (where possible) is sourced locally, supporting local farms and businesses, keeping food sustainable and organic, grown without the use of harmful synthetics and chemicals.

The Kabuki concept was launched by chef Ricardo Sanz in 2000 with Kabuki Restaurant in Madrid. The concept was a result of the chef’s creative culinary development of tapas combined with his training by Japanese culinary master Masao Kikuchi of the legendary Tokyo Taro Restaurant. Ricardo Sanz opened a second Kabuki outpost – Abama Kabuki – in 2006 followed by a third back in Madrid in 2007 – Kabuki Wellington. All Kabuki restaurants now hold Michelin stars.

 

For more information on Abama Kabuki and Abama Golf & Spa Resort

Visit www.abamahotelresort.com

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