Best Female Chef. Elena Arzak – 2012 Elena is the fourth generation of the Arzak family to head up the restaurant since it opened in 1897. In the past five years, the restaurant has consistently ranked within the top 10 of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list and was the first Basque restaurant to be awarded three Michelin stars. //click...I love watching her cook with her father.
# 3 Restaurant in the World - Mugaritz is located in Errenteria, Spain. It is run by Chef Andoni Aduriz who describes his style as techno-emotional cuisine. Mugaritz is short for "muga eta haritza," Basque for "the oak at the border" between Astigarraga and Errenteria, Spain.