Chef Jordi Cruz by ABaC Restaurant nominated by the Royal Spanish Academy of Gastronomy for Best Director or Head Chef of 2011.
The choice of the winners will take place in the hours before the gala dinner awards ceremony to be held in November in Madrid.
Madrid, July 10, 2012. The Royal Academy of Gastronomy, constituted as a public law corporation in 2010, has released the names of the nominees for the National Awards of Gastronomy.
They have chosen three nominees in each category. The jury of the boards of the Royal Academy of Gastronomy and of the Brotherhood of the Good Table, will meet hours before the gala dinner to decide who will be the winners.
The awards, from this year will be presented next November.
The gastronomy is the fundamental axis of the project. ABaC Restaurant & Hotel and his restaurant is now awarded with 2* Michelin. This elegant restaurant and hotel in Barcelona, located at No. 1 Avenida Tibidabo is a gem of a dining and one of the most exclusive places in the city.
Since April 2010, when Chef Jordi Cruz started as head Chef, the restaurant began a new stage that has let us to gain the recognition of the prestigious red Guide for 2012.
Chef Jordi Cruz his brilliant career took him to gain a Michelin star at his restaurant L'Angle (Sant Fruitós de Bages) just few months after the opening. Previously, he became the youngest Spanish Chef awarded with a star of the prestigious French guide at the restaurant L'Estany Clar (Cercs - Berga). In 2006 he won the first edition of Chef of the Year and currently acts as vice president of the jury for the event. He has also published the book "Logic of Kitchen" and he is currently preparing his second book.
His cuisine is defined as evolutionary and restless, based on the product and meets both, creativity and tradition. As he said "is based on tradition and creativity in equal parts; I work with fresh top and natural products. I've been seventeen years in the kitchen and at this time I have developed my own style”.
The 5*GL ABaC Restaurant & Hotel, Monument is a unique gastronomic experience. Set in the very heart of Barcelona, surrounded by gardens and greenery, the hotel is a fusion of 2 architectural styles. The new crystal pavilion is joined with the centennial building, recently refurbished to protect its historical and architectural value.
The hotel offers 15 luxurious rooms, including suites. All rooms enjoy a vanguardist design, are completely soundproofed and are fitted with state of the art technical features to ensure maximum comfort.
The restaurant can seat up to 60 diners and is decorated in natural tones. The oval tables allow you to take pleasure in the garden, while enjoying your dining experience
The kitchen of 200 m2, has been designed by Joaquim Casademont and may be visited by the guests of the hotel.
Other dining facilities include a breakfast room, where private dinner or lunch can be served, or the “Lounge Bar”, which opens until 2.00 p.m. and where the music, light and color of the room subtly change. There is also an extensive cellar, offering more than 900 references, and from which you can select your perfect wine.
Meeting rooms and a complete Spa leaded by the luxury British spa and skincare brand Elemis offers a wide range of treatments, and completes the services of ABaC.
ABaC is an oasis where architecture, gastronomy and wellness are merged.