San Sebastián, Apr 12 (EFE) .- Cooks from all over Spain will meet again at the presentation of the Repsol Guide, which in its 2021 edition returns to San Sebastián this Monday to distribute a hundred new soles, with a strict anticovid protocol and the premiere of sustainable sun, which will recognize the environmental commitment of Eneko Atxa (Azurmendi, Vizcaya).
PCR and antigen tests for those attending the Victoria Eugenia Theater and a smaller capacity – a maximum of 180 people – are some of the rules adopted for this gala, whose celebration was delayed from February to Monday due to the pandemic.
The director of the Repsol Guide, María Ritter, announced in the presentation of the event that a hundred new soles will be awarded in a ceremony that aims to “give visibility” to the “brave” who have worked so hard this year so that kitchens do not are turned off by the effects of the pandemic.
In addition to unveiling the restaurants that will achieve their first, second or third sun, Repsol launches the sustainable sun category with Azurmendi, by Eneko Atxa in Larrabetzu (Vizcaya), “a temple of coexistence with nature and artisan producers”.
In 2020 the guide distinguished 102 restaurants throughout Spain with new soles -except for Extremadura and Melilla, which left empty- and Catalonia was the most “sunny” community with 17, followed by Andalusia, with 14, and Madrid and the Basque Country, which tied with eleven new soles.
Culler de Pau, in O Grove (Pontevedra), and Les Cols, in Olot (Girona), received their third sun, while 23 restaurants achieved two and 77 debuted with the first.
This Monday’s gala can also be followed online and aims to show that “restaurants are safe places.”