1995. National and international distinctions.
1995 saw the publication of the Lo mejor de la gastronomía guide, which since then has become one of the
most prestigious guides in Spain. In that edition, the critic, Rafael García Santos, decided to award elBulli a score of 9.75, the highest score yet.
Furthermore, 1995 saw an occurrence that made us particularly proud. The French Gault & Millau food guide gave us a score of 19, which put
us at the same level as the great restaurants of France, thus endorsing abroad the recognition we had been receiving in Spain. The reason we were
particularly proud of this was because the two people responsible for this guide were those who over twenty years previously had coined the term
nouvelle cuisine and had supported the type of cuisine that Michel Guérard, Paul Bocuse, the Troisgros brothers and other chefs had nurtured in France.