Michelin in their press release on Aponiente and Belcanto:
"At the helm of Aponiente, Ángel León sets the tone for an imaginative, Mediterranean-inspired cuisine, while, at Belcanto José Avillez skillfully combines tradition with huge doses of creativity in his quest for flavor and excitement."
The 2015 edition will feature 18 two-star restaurants in Spain and 3 in Portugal.
No changes in Michelin's highest category. Spain has 8 three-star restaurants, which are: Quique Dacosta in Dénia, Alicante, Akelare and Arzak in Donostia-San Sebastián, Martin Berasategui in Lasarte-Oria, DiverXO in Madrid, El Celler de Can Roca in Girona, Azurmendi in Larrabetzu and Sant Pau in Sant Pol de Mar. The number of three-star restaurants in Spain has doubled in the past 10 years and with these 8 three-star restaurants, Spain takes joint third place alongside Italy in Europe. Germany comes in second with 11 three-star restaurants and France is still the number one with 27 three-star restaurants.
No fewer than 19 restaurants in Spain have been awarded a first star this year, Portugal has gained 2. Among the winners are: Albert Adria's Pakta in Barcelona, Álbora (chef: David García), DSTAge (chef: Diego Guerrero, opened in July 2014), La Cabra, Mexican restaurant Punto MX, all located in Madrid, Aizian in Bilbao, Andreau Genestra in Capdepera (Mallorca), Simply Fosh (chef: Marc Fosh) in Palma (Mallorca), and seafood restaurant Elkano in Geteria (near San Sebastian).
The number of one-star restaurants in Spain now stands at 143 and in Portugal at 11.
In the Bib Gourmand category Michelin has awarded 35 restaurants in Spain this accolade and 2 in Portugal, taking the the total number of Bib Gourmands in this guide to 229 in Spain and 33 in Portugal.
A full list of Michelin stars and Bib Gourmands can be found here Spain/Portugal2015