Chef Manu Núñez studied at the Superior Hostelry Center of Santiago de Compostela. After this, he interned at several high-end kitchens such as El Amparo (Madrid) or Casa Solla (Pontevedra). His bold spirit drove him to live and work abroad in different countries, including England, Germany, and Luxembourg. The talented chef was a contestant in the Top Chef 2017 competition, just a short time after opening his first restaurant, the already iconic Arume located in Barcelona. Chef Manu Núñez has worked at several high-end kitchens. His bold spirit drove him to live and work abroad in different countries, including England, Germany, Luxembourg and Sweden. In 2018, he lived in Stockholm, where he worked at Restaurants Gastrologik, Ekstedt and Nook. You can still find some of those nordic influences in his dishes. In 2021, he joined forces with chef Carles Ramon and together they opened two restaurants in Barcelona, Besta and Batea, where they make exquisite regional cuisine with a twist.
At restaurant Besta you will find a gastronomic crossover between Catalonia and Galicia. Here, Manuel Núñez, a Galician chef based in Barcelona and co-owner of restaurant Arume, teamed up with his partner Rocío Rodríguez and Catalan chef Carles Ramon to create a gastronomic proposal that appeals to the value of their origins. At the core of their culinary ideology you will find the quality of the product, sustainability, diversity of influences, and lots of expertise from many years of travelling the world. The result is a unique dining concept that draws food lovers from near and far.
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