Restaurant El Lago in Marbella, awarded with a Michelin star and with Fernando Villasclaras heading the kitchen, is one of the pillars for the development of haute cuisine in Malaga over the last twenty years and, consequently, in the rest of Andalusia. Located in the heart of Elvira Hills at Greenlife Golf, El Lago offers an authentic, intimate and seasonal dining experience, where the main objective is to establish a close bond with a great team of local producers.
The history of El Lago began in 2000, when the restaurant of the Club House of Greenlife Golf was created in this idyllic space, a place that over time has become a current benchmark of Andalusian and Malaga haute cuisine, which has been able to maintain for more than 17 years the Michelin star awarded in 2005.
Born in Nerja (Malaga), Fernando grew up amidst the aromas of his grandmothers‘ tasty stews, developing a passion for cooking that he later expanded studying at the Hospitality School of Benahavís. His professional career was shaped at restaurants run by chefs where the natural ingredient is the essential basis of cooking. He worked at Sollum in Nerja, with Juan Quintanilla as his first mentor and at 1870 with Aitor Perurena. His view and his approach broadened and were strengthened after working at Mugaritz, following which he returned to the Costa del Sol. With his attitude, curiosity and knowledge, in each of his creations
Fernando reveals El Lago’s DNA: the authenticity and flavour of our territory and its natural ingredients.