First Hispania In Asia

First Hispania In Asia

Spanish flavours are set to make waves on the shores of Nha Trang with the official launch of Gran Meliá Nha Trang’s signature restaurant Hispania, the most upscale Spanish restaurant to debut in the popular beachside town. Guided by a chef with a Michelin star track record and based on the successful Hispania restaurants of Europe, the first Hispania in Asia brings Spanish cuisine to life with the freshest Vietnamese ingredients.


“Gran Meliá Nha Trang is set to become more than just a luxury resort,” said Ernesto Osuna, General Manager of the hotel. “With Hispania and the hotel’s other upscale dining outlets, such as Shibui, we expect to become a destination of reference for haute cuisine in Nha Trang, set to raise the bar on gastronomy in the city.”


First Hispania In Asia
Gran Meliá Nha Trang will host Una Cita at Hispania.


Marcos Morán is the fifth generation in a lineage of chefs. He currently helms Casa Gerardo, a one-star Michelin restaurant serving authentic Asturian cuisine – something which the Moran family has done at the location since 1882. During his career Morán has been awarded one Michelin Star, three Soles Repsols, Spain’s version of Michelin Stars; and “Chef of the future” by the International Gastronomy Academy. He is also behind Hispania’s two other outposts, including its Michelin-starred Brussels restaurant.


Joining Morán will be his right-hand man, Adrián Mancheño, from Hispania Brussels who has worked in some of Spain’s most prestigious restaurants including Casa Gerardo, Coque Madrid and the three-starred Celler de Can Roca, which was crowned the World’s Best Restaurant in 2013 and 2015.


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Diners will be treated to an array of incredible Spanish cuisine.


Pepe Solla of the family-owned Michelin-starred Casa Solla also joins the stellar chef line up. Solla, according to the Michelin guide has “hospitality coursing through his veins,” and is known for his creative cuisine inspired by the culinary traditions of the region of Galicia. He is also a founding member of the Asociación Gallega de Sumilleres (Association of sommeliers of Galicia).


Begoña Rodrigo will also be showcasing her skills in Hispania’s kitchen, which she has cultivated around the globe since beginning her career at 19. The exceptional chef is behind the Michelin-Starred La Salita restaurant and has worked in upscale restaurants throughout Europe, including as Head Chef at the two Michelin-Starred private club Aquarium.


“Hispania, and the talented chefs joining us in January, will offer an immersive escapade through the food and wine of Spain’s beautiful regions,” explained Osuna. “The dishes are inspired by Spanish culture, culinary history and the different seas and oceans that surround Spain: Mediterranean, Cantabria and Atlantic, as well as each chef’s hometown.”


First Hispania In Asia
Ernesto Osuna, General Manager, Gran Meliá Nha Trang.


Hispania Nha Trang’s menu includes signature dishes that feature in Hispania London and Brussels and showcase the best of Spanish gastronomy, while embracing new culinary trends in Spain. The wine selection is representative of the best of hundreds of years of Spanish wine-making traditions. The new menu for 2024 will be launched during the event.


The Una Cita at Hispania dinner with wine pairing is priced at Bt7,100++ (VND 5 million) per person, dinner without wine pairing is Bt4,200++ (VND 3 million per person). The weekend package per couple is Bt34,000++ (VND 25 million) including a dinner by Michelin-starred chefs with wine pairing. The special offer is also inclusive of a two-night villa stay with free upgrade, daily breakfast and round-trip airport transfers. This one-time experience has very limited seats available.


For more information and reservations, call +84 258 – 386 – 8888 or email:



Source: Balcony Media Group.

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