Posts Tagged ‘Jose Andres’

Chevy Chase Home with José Andrés-Designed Kitchen Could Be Yours

Last week, real estate site Curbed took note of a home for sale in Chevy Chase with a kitchen designed by none other than celebrity chef José Andrés. As Curbed noted: "We know that Andrés' organization World Central Kitchen builds kitchens in developing nations, but this is the first we've noticed a gourmet kitchen in a [...]

Minibar Adds a New $3,000 Dinner Option

As if Minibar wasn't exclusive and expensive enough, José's Andrés's 12-seat avant-garde restaurant is now adding an even more exclusive private dining room called José's Table. (The former restaurant inside a restaurant has a new restaurant inside it—meta, we know.) The table costs $3,000 for up to six people. The price is the same whether you have one person or six. José's [...]

José Andrés’ Food Line Launches Today

A new line of high-end Spanish food products from José Andrés launches today. José Andrés Foods collects some of Andrés’ favorite jarred, canned, bottled, bagged, and boxed foodstuffs from his home country and brings them to the American retail market. Each of the products in the line, which is owned by Think Food Group, was selected by Andrés himself. They run [...]

Oyamel Expansion Opens Friday With Butterflies Everywhere (Updated)

Grabbing a blood orange margarita at Oyamel will soon require a little less elbowing toward the bar. José Andrés' mod-Mex Penn Quarter restaurant opens its expanded bar and dining room this Thursday. (UPDATE: The opening has been pushed back to Friday.) The new space, designed by Georgetown-based architecture and design firm Hapstak and Demetriou, adds 42 additional [...]

America Eats Tavern Coming to the Ritz-Carlton in Tysons Corner

America Eats Tavern, José Andrés' year-long Penn Quarter pop-up, is making a comeback in November. This time, it's reincarnating permanently at the Ritz-Carlton in Tysons Corner, previously home to Michel Richard's Michel. PR and marketing firm The Aba Agency broke the news via Twitter. The Post followed up with a story saying that the concept will be tweaked for the northern [...]

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White House assistant chef Sam Kass is standing to my left at the 20th anniversary celebration for Jaleo. To my right is a guy in a suit with an earpiece. Is he guarding one of the many ambassadors circulating the honeycomb-ceilinged dining room? Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor? Virginia Sen. Mark Warner? Or perhaps the [...]

Soup Dreams: Daikaya Chef Katsuya Fukushima Trades High-End Molecular Gastronomy for Traditional Ramen

Chef Katsuya Fukushima made a career in cutting-edge cuisine, experimenting with spherification, foams, smoke—even meat-flavored chewing gum. He helped José Andrés open the original six-seat Minibar, where he was chef de cuisine, and he cooked for eight months at El Bulli in Spain, a former Mecca for molecular gastronomy. Fukushima also had a heavy hand [...]

José Andrés to Open Cocktail Lab Called Barmini

José Andrés' secret is out: The restaurateur is opening a 23-seat "cocktail lab" next to minibar called barmini, featuring avant-garde libations, antique glassware, and ice carved exclusively by handsaw. It opens Feb. 15. The seasonal menu, broken down by spirit, will include more than 100 cocktails. Expect plenty of modernist techniques and ingredients, including "airs" [...]

The Mysterious World of Minibar

José Andrés' new and improved Minibar may be officially open, but unless you can snag one of the highly coveted reservations, what's inside is still somewhat of a mystery. ThinkFoodGroup sent out a press release with limited details and a porthole-sized glimpse of the Gaudi-esque decor and avant-garde cuisine last week. The rest, it wants diners [...]

Minibar Opening Delayed Until Next Week

The highly anticipated opening of José Andrés' new and improved Minibar is the latest victim of Hurricane Sandy. ThinkFoodGroup Senior Communications Manager Maru Valdes tells Y&H the first seatings will now take place on Nov. 7, instead of Nov. 2. She explains that government closings due to the storm caused delays in final inspections and permitting. That [...]

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