Francis Paniego's career speaks for itself. Born in April 1968 in Ezcaray (La Rioja, Spain), the chef has been recognized with two Michelin stars and three Repsol suns for his work at the family restaurant El Portal de Echaurren (Ezcaray, La Rioja, Spain), in addition to the Michelin star he received in 2011 for the cuisine at the hotel of the Marqués de Riscal winery (Elciego, Álava, Spain), whose culinary offerings has been directed by him since 2006.
He has also led other projects, such as the Tondeluna restaurant (Logroño, Spain), or the gastronomic space of the emblematic Hotel María Cristina in San Sebastián (Guipúzcoa, Spain), which he managed during both summers of 2018 and 2019.
In November 2019, Paniego becomes the gastronomic advisor of the Sport Hotel Hermitage & Spa in Andorra, in which he undoubtedly is bringing his experience in hotel gastronomic offer. A culinary vision and conception that combines tradition with modernity and that allows him to offer customers a unique experience, which integrates Spanish mountain dishes from La Rioja and traditional recipes from the Andorran countryside, using quality and local products.