The Michelin Guide Taipei & Taichung 2020 inaugural edition recently hit the streets and included a nod to Spain among its 226 honorees.
El Molino de Urdániz, which is run by the team of David Yárnoz, Govinda Pérez and Adrián Ter, was awarded one star and is the only Spanish restaurant to make the cut. Located at the MVSA Hotel, the flagship restaurant is located in Navarre, and this second outpost is in Taipei. The head chefs there trained at the locale in Spain and they “offer a 12-course tasting menu that takes diners on a culinary journey traversing the mountains and the seas of Taiwan,” according to guide.michelin.com.
It’s only been open for about nine months, but customers and critics alike are raving about its the subtle Japanese influence on the food as well as the “liberal use of fresh herbs.” The restaurant in Spain received its second star in the MICHELIN Guide Spain and Portugal 2019, and David and his team were recognized for their creative cuisine that shines a light on products from Navarre based on talent and personality.