A restaurant in the Odiseo leisure centre has been awarded a Michelin star in the 2021 edition of the prestigious guide, a distinction that adds another star to the region of Murcia, which now has a total of four stars to celebrate.
The restaurant opened in the month of February 2020, shortly before the Covid-19 crisis broke out. The restaurants housed in this leisure centre, three in total, operate under the direction of the renowned chef from Alicante, Nazario Cano, who offers his customers a rich and varied gastronomic offer every day.
The Michelin star achieved in the Gastronómico restaurant (with a capacity for 32 people and available from the 14th off January, from Tuesday to Saturday) is a well-deserved recognition of the excellent culinary work carried out by Cano and his prestigious team of chefs, who had already achieved another star in 2017 for his work at the El Rodat restaurant in Jávea.
The key to Nazario Cano’s success lies in the highly personal and intuitive nature of his cuisine, based on local recipes and raw materials, always of the highest quality, and with a great predominance of flavour in each and every one of the more than one hundred dishes on the restaurant’s menu. The chef does not shy away from his own sensitivity and personal creativity (clear signature cuisine) and the most traditional culinary techniques, such as smoked, salted or fumets, among others. A cuisine, in short, where tradition and innovation have been able to complement each other to perfection, making each visit to the restaurant a different and unique experience.
The gala at which this Michelin star was awarded took place on the 14th of December at the Real Casa de Correos in Madrid, although this time, due to the security measures imposed by the coronavirus pandemic, it was held virtually. The event was presented by actors Cayetana Guillén Cuervo and Miguel Ángel Muñoz, who had been finalist and winner, respectively, of the first edition of the Master Chef Celebrity contest. Those nerves that preceded the announcement of the award finally turned to euphoria when Odiseo’s name appeared on the screen among the winners. Surrounded by a large part of his team of chefs and waiters, Cano thanked them all for their efforts in making this first Michelin star possible. Overjoyed and wet-eyed with emotion, he added that after this first star he would have to go for the second and then the third, which further boosted the spirits of those present, who burst into cheers of joy for their boss.
This latest award consolidates Odiseo as a clear example of what has become an integral concept of leisure, where there is room for both the best culinary offer and the most varied entertainment, thus making this centre one of the most important leisure references in Spain and, undoubtedly, an exclusive place in the Mediterranean.
Available to book from the 14th of January from Tuesday to Saturday.