Posts Tagged ‘minibar’

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 […]

Frederik De Pue Opening a Restaurant in Former Café Atlántico Building

Think Food Group has sold the Penn Quarter building that housed Café Atlántico, Minibar, and America Eats Tavern to chef Frederik De Pue and his investors, who plan to open a new restaurant in the space by the end of the year. The Belgian native worked in some top European restaurants before moving to D.C. […]

Molecular Astronomy

José Andrés’ Minibar is back and more expensive than ever. Instead of a piddly $150 per person, the 20-plus course tasting now costs $225 (before tax and tip). What else could you eat around D.C. for that kind of cash? Here are some suggestions: Graphic by Carey Jordan

Minibar Reservations Open Tomorrow

Mark your calendars for 10 a.m. tomorrow. Minibar is back. José Andrés' revamped avant-garde restaurant at 855 E St. NW will begin accepting reservations tomorrow morning for Nov. 2 seatings. Only this time, you can only snag a seat via email (reserve@minibarbyjoseandres.com). The reservations will be accepted in the order they are received. There will […]

Minibar Reopening Delayed Until Late October

Last we heard, José Andrés was planning to reopen a new and expanded Minibar in the former Zola Wine & Kitchen space on Oct. 1, with reservation-taking beginning Sept. 1. That didn't happen. Think Food Group now brings word that Minibar won't begin seatings until at least late October. Stay tuned: The restaurant will announce more details […]

Minibar Will Relocate to Zola Wine & Kitchen

The future of Minibar has remained somewhat of a mystery with the July 4 closure of America Eats Tavern, which housed the restaurant within a restaurant. Now, the Post's Tom Sietsema reports that uber chef José Andrés will be relocating Minibar into recently-shuttered Zola Wine & Kitchen at 9th and E streets NW. (Not to be […]

America Eats Tavern Closing July 4

  You have less than three weeks left to taste José Andrés' take on American culinary history at America Eats Tavern in Penn Quarter: The "pop-up" restaurant will end its year-long run on July 4. America Eats was initially supposed to close at the beginning of the year, but the restaurant announced in November that it […]

Next Up at Rogue 24: Ex-Minibar Chef Katsuya Fukushima

Next week, the star-studded procession of guest chefs filling in for R.J. Cooper at Rogue 24 wraps up with a doozy—Katsuya Fukushima, the former Minibar and forthcoming Daikaya chef who's also worked under such big names as Thomas Keller, David Bouley and Ferran Adria. Tickets go on sale today at 10 a.m. Get yours here.

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