The chef Sergio Torres was the main speaker at the L National Festival of Exaltation of the Botillo. Together with his brother Javier, he runs the restaurant Hermanos Torres, which in November 2022 ascended to the ‘Olympus’ of gastronomy with the third Michelin star.
Born in 1970, both Sergio and his twin brother Javier were clear about their culinary vocation from a very early age. At the age of eight they knew they wanted to be cooks, thanks to the influence of their grandmother Catalina, who began cooking in the stately homes of Linares (Jaén), and who would continue to do so for the bourgeoisie when she moved to Barcelona. This is why they have always kept traditional cuisine very much in mind.
They started cooking school at the age of fourteen and completed their academic training in haute cuisine restaurants, including some that had achieved up to two Michelin stars.
Their restaurant Dos Cielos brought them their first experience in the popular gastronomic guide in December 2010, achieving a step up with a second ‘star’ in 2017.
In addition to their experience in their restaurants, they have presented several television programmes to bring cooking closer to the general public. One of the programmes with the greatest impact was cooking a botillo, in which a meat businessman from Bembibre took part.