Ángel León, owner and guiding star of the Michelin-starred Aponiente restaurant in El Puerto de Santa María (Cádiz) has just been named Spain’s finest chef in the Royal Academy of Gastronomy’s National Gastronomic Awards. León, who refers to his workplace as “a kitchen with the soul of a mariner,” was born in Cádiz on Spain’s Atlantic coast and is an ardent sailor and fisherman.
He has also been characterized as “el cocinero con escafandra,” “the scuba cook” and his Aponiente restaurant has been rated by the New York Times as one of the ten best restaurants in the world. The following video, produced by Spanish television reporter, Manu Guerrero, has the added incentive of permitting you to practice your Spanish, as the commentary is in Spanish.
Video courtesy of Manu Guerrero