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Chef Juan Carlos Ferrando moves to the MAHASTI restaurant of the Villa Magalean Hotel & Spa **** in Hondarribia

Published on 14 August 2017, In Hotel

Situated in the heart of the Spanish Basque Country, the Villa Magalean Hotel & Spa **** is an oasis of peace and tranquillity. In this refined setting that is at once contemporary and timeless, Juan Carlos Ferrando, the new Chef of the MAHASTI restaurant, invites you upon a gastronomic adventure that will reveal all the gourmet richness of the region.


An acclaimed Chef 

Argentinian by birth, Juan Carlos Ferrando has undoubtedly become Basque in his heart since he completed his training as a Chef. By way of his experiences in various restaurants (Casa Masip in Ezcaray, Zortziko in Bilbao, Alameda in Hondarribia, Martin Berasategui in Lasarte, the Broche in Madrid and the Hotel Viura in Villabuena de Alava), he gathered his considerable knowledge of the ingredients and techniques of Basque Country cuisine and now shares all the gastronomic subtleties he has learned.


For the Villa Magalean he composes and reinvents on a daily basis a traditional cuisine that merges with contemporary tastes and trends. The MAHASTI restaurant offers a magnificent setting in which he is free to give full expression to his artistry. From breakfast to dinner to tea and snacks, Juan Carlos Ferrando exercises all facets of his knowledge and experience. How can you resist his hot or cold breakfast offerings, signature biscuits accompanying afternoon tea, aperitifs and gastronomically alluring menus? And for your excursions, Chef Ferrando fills picnic baskets with his own distinctive creations, blending traditional and modern gastronomy.


Food and wine pairings

Our Chef Juan Carlos Ferrando also knows how to adapt his cuisine to the exceptional cellar of the MAHASTI restaurant, thereby enhancing even further your enjoyment of the great Bordeaux wines and the best Spanish wines. Whether you choose your dish or select your wine first, you will always find a perfect alliance. By the glass for a varied tasting, or by the bottle for a certain conviviality, let yourself be carried away by the wonders of the food and wine pairings offered by the MAHASTI restaurant.

With the arrival of Juan Carlos Ferrando in the MAHASTI restaurant, a new era opens in the gastronomic story of Hondarribia.