Martín Berasategui’s embassy at the Monument hotel has become one of the essential restaurants not only in the city but in all of Catalonia and Spain, where people flock to marvel at the chef's creativity. The sampling menu is a treat that everyone should have the chance to enjoy, at least once in their lifetime, and if possible, once a year. Such excellence has earned the Lasarte the top prize in the restaurant world, and as of November 2016 the restaurant is the first in Barcelona to boast three Michelin stars. In addition to Berasategui, the man responsible for the day-to-day operations is Italian chef Paolo Casagrande. To the head chef's charming personality, Casagrande adds his own stamp of high elegance and creativity, which you can see in dishes such as apple millefeuille, foie gras, and European eel, and where the surprising aesthetic never surpasses the combination of amazing flavours.