The reinvention of Montseny cuisine has a name, and that name is Les Magnòlies. This restaurant is located in Arbúcies, in a house from 1871, and owners Roser and Isidre, together with their team, put the town on the map some 20 years ago with a local style of cooking that won Les Magnòlies a Michelin start in 2012. They're inspired by Catalan cuisine, to which they add their own personal touches. Among the star ingredients are local wild mushrooms ('bolets') along with other products that originate in the mountainous surrounds. On the menu you'll find venison loin with caramelised salsify, and 'empedrat' (a salda made with cod, tuna, beans, tomato, pepper, spring onions and olives) featuring white beans from Arbúcies. But the county in which Arbúcies lies is also by the sea and that's clearly reflected in the menu, which features fish brought directly from the fish market in Blanes, some 50km away.
The Girona region currently leads the global avant-garde gastronomic sector. And among the wide range of quality restaurants, there are a few that really stand out: those that have been awarded at least one more Michelin star. If your budget allows and you feel like treating to yourself to a memorable dining experience, here's a list of the province's 'star' restaurants. Enjoy your meal!