Noor - TWO MICHELIN STARS Cordoba Restaurants
Noor - Cordoba
Chef Paco Morales, who worked at Mugaritz and El Bulli, conjures up dishes from Andalucia's long multicultural history - cocina andalusi.
He was awarded a Michelin star in 2016, followed by a second star in 2019 and a third star in the 2024 guide.
His passion is the region's forgotten gastronomic heritage, focusing on the Arab period in the 10th century when Cordoban caliphate was at the peak of its power; this was in turn influenced by earlier Phoenician, Roman and Visigothic cultures.
At Noor, which means "light" in Arabic, you can enjoy contemporary dishes using historic recipes researched by Morales. One of his missions is to rediscover and reinterpret centuries-old ingredients and artisan techniques - pistachos, goat's milk, bitter oranges, turmeric and coriander, and carob instead of chocolate, all with an avant-garde approach - roast pigeon and duck foie gras on desert sand, turmeric, hawthorn berries and tahini. The Arabic theme also runs through the restaurant's design and décor; Morales calls it a "cultural project". Open Wednesday to Saturday.
Tel 957 964 055.
Calle Pablo Ruiz Picasso 8, Esquina Pinto Muñoz, Cordoba.