1997. Three Michelin stars.
There are a good many restaurant guides that give out their awards all over the world, but there is no doubt
that the Michelin guide is not only the best known, but also the one whose "stars" are most coveted by restaurant owners. For this reason, the
awarding of three stars to elBulli in 1997 (which at that time were held in Spain only by the Arzak and El racó de can Fabes restaurants),
could not but overwhelm us with pride. Without any doubt, this marked one of the major milestones for the understanding of our story, and changed
the gastronomic world’s outlook and recognition of our cuisine.
The first photo following the award of a 3rd Michelin star, in November 1996.