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Executive Chef at Marqués de Riscal Restaurant
Juan Bautista Peñas
Born in Madrid in 1973. After having graduated as an agricultural engineer, he began his professional career in several restaurants in Madrid before moving to La Rioja Alavesa.

Juan arrived at Hotel Marqués de Riscal, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Elciego, in 2008, where he started as a cook. In November 2011 the Michelin Guide awarded Marqués de Riscal Restaurant with a Star.
Juan was nominated head chef in 2012 for both restaurants. Under Francis Paniego´s direction and advice, Marqués de Riscal restaurant was awarded with two suns at Repsol´s guide in 2014. Nowadays, Juan continues as Executive Chef with the young Silvia Garcia.

With the idea of offering a wide gastronomic experience, the hotel has two restaurants: Marqués de Riscal Restaurant and 1860 Tradición Restaurant and on bar: Vinoteca & Bistro.
The selection of products of the highest quality, the affection and professionalism in the elaboration of the dishes and the experience of Francis Paniego as an advisor, mark the culinary offer of the hotel that does not stop evolving year after year, maintaining classic dishes after the 10th Anniversary.