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Premium Spanish Cuisine at Hispania Nha Trang

Spanish flavors are set to make waves on the shores of Nha Trang with the official launch of Gran Meliá Nha Trang’s signature restaurant Hispania, the most upscale Spanish restaurant to debut in the popular beachside town. Guided by a chef with a Michelin star track record and based on the successful Hispania restaurants of Europe, the first Hispania in Asia brings Spanish cuisine to life with the freshest Vietnamese ingredients. 

To cement its position as a hub for the best in luxury gastronomy, Gran Meliá Nha Trang will host “Una Cita at Hispania” on January 13th. Limited seats are available for this exclusive VIP multi-course meal by Michelin-starred chefs. The fine dining will be accompanied by live entertainment that fuses Spanish and Vietnamese cultures. The luxury resort is also offering a one-off gastronomic weekend package “A Culinary Escapade to Spain” that is available to the public. Several of Spain’s top chefs will be gracing the kitchens for the multi-day extravaganza, including Marcos Morán, the seasoned culinary star behind the Hispania concept and the restaurant’s menu.

Marcos Morán is the fifth generation in a lineage of chefs. He currently helms Casa Gerardo, a one-star Michelin restaurant serving authentic Asturian cuisine — something which the Moran family has done at the location since 1882. During his career Morán has been awarded one Michelin Star, three Soles Repsols, Spain’s version of Michelin Stars; and “Chef of the future” by the International Gastronomy Academy. He is also behind Hispania’s two other outposts, including its Michelin-starred Brussels restaurant.

Joining Morán will be his right-hand man, Adrián Mancheño, from Hispania Brussels who has worked in some of Spain’s most prestigious restaurants including Casa Gerardo, Coque Madrid and the three-starred Celler de Can Roca, which was crowned the World’s Best Restaurant in 2013 and 2015. 

Pepe Solla of the family-owned Michelin-starred Casa Solla also joins the stellar chef line up. Solla, according to the Michelin guide has “hospitality coursing through his veins,” and is known for his creative cuisine inspired by the culinary traditions of the region of Galicia. He is also a founding member of the Asociación Gallega de Sumilleres (Association of sommeliers of Galicia). 
Casa Solla and Casa Gerardo, both are proud to be the restaurants that own the oldest Michelin stars in Spain.

Begoña Rodrigo will also be showcasing her skills in Hispania’s kitchen, which she has cultivated around the globe since beginning her career at 19. The exceptional chef is behind the Michelin-Starred La Salita restaurant and has worked in upscale restaurants throughout Europe, including as Head Chef at the two Michelin-Starred private club Aquarium.

Hispania Nha Trang’s menu includes signature dishes that feature in Hispania London and Brussels and showcase the best of Spanish gastronomy, while embracing new culinary trends in Spain. The wine selection is representative of the best of hundreds of years of Spanish wine-making traditions. The new menu for 2024 will be launched during the event. 

Located in its own private bay with the Fairy Mountain peaks behind and the sea stretching out in front, Gran Meliá Nha Trang is an upscale sanctuary inspired by the surrounding landscape. The new property features 91 expansive private pool villas; five gastronomic destinations; and indulgent wellness offerings from onsen to spa.

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