Refectorio Restaurant Receives One Michelin Star for 4th Consecutive Year
Refectorio restaurant at Abadía Retuerta LeDomaine, the exclusive hotel located in a restored 12th-century abbey surrounded by vineyards in Spain’s Duero wine-growing region, and Chef Marc Segarra have once again been recognized for their culinary excellence with One Michelin Star.
Refectorio received its first Michelin Star in 2014, achieved just two years after the hotel opened. Thanks to the extraordinary vision of Chef Segarra and his skilled culinary team, the restaurant maintained its One Michelin Star rating in 2015, 2016, and now again in 2017.
“We are extremely proud to be consistently recognized by Michelin as being among the best restaurants in Spain and the world,” said Enrique Valero, Managing Director of Abadía Retuerta LeDomaine. “It is the passion, effort, and enthusiasm of the Abadía Retuerta LeDomaine team that brought us the prestigious One Michelin Star ranking. Day after day, we strive to exceed the expectations of our guests and make their stay unforgettable.”
The gastronomic focus of Refectorio has been based, from the beginning, on innovative contemporary cuisine prepared with the highest-quality, locally sourced ingredients . . .
The gastronomic focus of Refectorio has been based, from the beginning, on innovative contemporary cuisine prepared with the highest-quality, locally sourced ingredients—ensuring that the hotel contributes to the development of the sustainable local economy. The region boasts a great culinary richness with a wide array of fine food products. Refectorio offers two tasting menus for dinner, which vary throughout the year based on the available seasonal products.
“From the first day, I was challenged to do something extraordinary in the kitchen in keeping with the nine-hundred-year-old heritage of our world-class hotel,” said Chef Segarra. “Through maximum commitment and a focus on creativity and detail, our goal was to surprise guests with each bite of each dish, which would be paired with the exquisite wines of our own winery. It was the perfect recipe to bring our guests an unprecedented culinary experience.”
Opened on March 22, 2012, following a complete renovation that earned a distinguished Europa Nostra Award from the European Union for conserving cultural heritage, Abadía Retuerta LeDomaine is imbued with the charm and lore of a by-gone age, taking guests back in time while immersing them in the comforts and luxuries of today’s most savvy hospitality. LeDomaine overwhelms the senses with its enduring history, stately architecture, majestic ambiance, 30 regal accommodations, and world-class culinary experiences.
The Abadía Retuerta estate, set on 1,730 fertile acres in the heart of Spain’s Duero wine region, offers a grand travel experience by combining the Abadía Retuerta LeDomaine hotel, dating from 1146 that is among the most highly rated properties in Europe, and the Abadía Retuerta Winery, acclaimed for its award-winning single terroir wines. In addition to the exceptional pedigree of its wines, Abadía Retuerta Winery is among the most advanced in Europe in combining ancient wine-making traditions with cutting-edge technology and sustainability.
Santuario LeDomaine Wellness & Spa is a nurturing and innovative sanctuary of holistic healing and wellness featuring ultra-luxurious facilities and a ground-breaking vinotherapy spa concept where the guest’s personalized treatment program is based on a tasting of Abadía Retuerta wines.
The Refectorio, the abbey’s original dining hall with a vaulted Gothic ceiling and a 17th-century fresco, today is a One-Michelin-Star sanctuary of haute cuisine. Vinoteca serves dishes, tapas, and small plates prepared with the high-quality ingredients of the region, enjoyed with the noble Abadía Retuerta wines. Seasonal dishes from salads to grilled meats are enjoyed al fresco in the spring and summer months in the Cloisters courtyard. Among the amenities and activities: 24-hour butler service, mountain biking and horseback riding on the estate, tours of the winery, helicopter rides to view the ancient landscape from the air, and falconry displays.