One of Spain’s top chefs says a fire has gutted the kitchen of his two-Michelin-star restaurant.

Andoni Luis Aduriz told journalists the blaze overnight on Sunday quickly destroyed the entire cooking area of the award-winning Mugaritz restaurant, south of Renteria in the Basque region near the French border.

Mr. Aduriz is acknowledged as a rising star in avant-garde Spanish gastronomy in the style of Ferran Adria, known for descontructing food and putting it back together in surprising ways.

The 39-yea-old has worked with top Spanish chefs including Juan Maria Arzak and Martin Berasategui.

The Basque regional Interior Ministry says the fire may have been triggered by an electrical short-circuit and no one was hurt.

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