Dabiz Muñoz has reissued his title as the “best chef in the world” at the ‘Best Chef Awards’ gala, held at the Royal Post Office in Madrid. The chef from Madrid, who already won the trophy in 2021has been the great winner of the festival of gastronomy, since In addition, he has won the award for the best chef voted by his colleagues and the award for the best restaurant in Madrid for ‘DiverXO‘.
“It is impressive to be recognized as the best chef in the world. I don’t think so, but it’s amazing”, Dabiz acknowledged. Munoz wanted dedicate his award to the city of Madrid, its city council and the community “for the strong commitment they make to gastronomy”; to Cristina Pedroche, his wife, “because without her it would not be possible”; and his team, whom he has invited to take the stand.
At a gala presented by Carlos Latre in English, the 42-year-old from Madrid also had time to recognize the work that Madrid is doing with respect to gastronomy. so much that has dedicated to all chefs from Madrid and Spain the award won by his restaurant as the best in Madrid.
The podium has been completed the Danish Rene Redzepi and the Spanish Joan Roca, which came in third place. “These holidays bring us together and make cooking a powerful tool to connect cultures”, reflected the founder of ‘El Celler de Can Roca’.
16 Spaniards among the top 100
In the list facilitated by the organization 16 Spaniards have slipped among the 100 best chefs in the world. Of them, in addition, four have entered among the ten best seven. Here is the list of all of them:
Four restaurants for all pockets
Dabiz Muñoz has open in the city of Madrid four restaurants within what he himself calls the “XO Universe”. DiverXO, RavioXO, GoXO and StreetXO comprise a wide range of avant-garde food with some prices that vary between 4.5 euros and 365 euros.
The jewel in the crown is DiverXO, located in the NH Eurobuilding, where its menu ‘The kitchen of the flying pigs’ costs 365 euros. Far more affordable is eating at StreetXOalthough it is currently closed for a move-in process, with a price per plate between 15 and 29 euros.
The ‘food trucks’ and home orders of GoXO They were a way to reinvent themselves when the coronavirus prevented citizens from going to restaurants. Its cost can range between 15 and 20 euros. Finally, RavioXOwith dishes that vary between 5 and 50 euros and desserts that amount to 15.
List of winners
In addition to ranking the top 100 chefs in the world, the awards ‘Best Chef Awards’ have awarded some special awards in different categories to praise the work of culinary masters from around the world. An excellence that the mayor of Madrid, José Luis Martínez-Almeida, wanted to extol in his opening speech.
“This is a tribute of admiration and gratitude towards the effort you put in every day to give the best of yourselves. You put your talent at the service of excellence and quality”, he expressed.