With a 71 Michelin star dinner, a group of 18 Spanish and international chefs, among them the chef of Enoteca restaurant, Paco Pérez, wished to pay tribute to Joël Robuchon, one of the top representatives of haute cuisine worldwide. This unprecedented gastronomic event marked the opening of the “A 4 manos” gastronomic symposium, organized for the third time by chef Dani García at his Marbella restaurant.

Chef Joël Robuchon holds the most Michelin stars in the world and he manages a group of 20 restaurants, totalling 28 Michelin stars. His L’Atelier restaurant, with a concept inspired in tapas culture, is the most emblematic of his establishments. Following the tribute paid by this event to Ferran Adrià last year, “A 4 manos” has chosen to pay tribute to Joël Robuchon this year.

For this occasion, the cooks prepared versions of the most iconic creations of the French chef, serving an 18-course menu to a total of 86 diners. The following chefs joined Paco Pérez in the kitchen: Ferran and Albert Adrià (Pakta, Tickets and Hoja Santa), Joan Roca (Celler de Can Roca), Quique Dacosta (Quique Dacosta Restaurante), Ángel León (Aponiente), Francis Paniego (El Portal de Echaurren), Andoni Luis Adúriz (Mugaritz), Ramón Freixa (Hotel Único), Toño Pérez (Atrio), Paco Roncero (La Terraza del Casino), Ricard Camarena (Ricard Camarena), Rodrigo de la Calle (El Invernadero), Marcos Morán (Casa Gerardo), Paco Morales (Noor) Josean Alija (Nerua) and Dani García himself. They were also joined by international chefs Daniel Humm, of Eleven Madison Park in New York, and by Sebastian Frank, from Horvath restaurant in Berlin.

Chef Paco Pérez, who holds a total of five Michelin stars, presented a creation based on the theme of “Les Fruits de Mer”. For the occasion, Pérez prepared a dish of razor shells and thyme flowers, inspired by Joël Robuchon’s creation “La marinière de palourdes a la fleur de thym”.