It would certainly seem it. As reported earlier, Marbella’s leading three star Michelin Chef, Dani Garcia, is hanging up his gilded apron and donning the black apron of a grill chef!!! Not quite, but you get the drift. His ‘Dani Garcia’ restaurant in the Puente Romano Hotel is closing the restaurant ‘as we know it’ on the 15th of November and with celebration will hold a VIP dinner on the 16th.
I first ate at Dani Gracia’s restaurant, many years ago, when he was at Tragabuches in Ronda. He has come a long way since those days, as has Malaga’s culinary contribution, which can now boast seven Michelin starred restaurants in the province, six of which are in Marbella. His reason to drop his Michelin status is to concentrate on bringing Andalucian cuisine to an expectant gastronomic world.
Considering his decision as a second revolution in gastronomy, his aim is to raise the standard of Spanish cuisine to another level. He has already opened his ‘beach bar’ BiBo in Tarifa and Lobito in Madrid last summer and will inaugurate BiBo Doha (Quatar) in December. His Puente Romano restaurant will be renamed Leña Steakhouse. Be assured this won’t be a normal grill restaurant and with Dani’s creativity and quality he’ll probably end up with more Michelin stars for different reasons!!