Spanish chef José Andrés. Photo by: Tomás Zarza/©ICEX
04 Jul 2012
José Andrés will relocate his innovative Minibar by José Andrés
The minuscule space with a gigantic avant-garde creativity that revolutionize the District of Columbia’s culinary scene will began a new stage next fall.
Author: Rosa María González Lamas/©ICEX
James Beard award-winning Spanish Chef José Andrés announced plans to relocate his renowned Minibar by José Andres, marking an exciting new chapter in the evolution of the award-winning concept.
“This is an amazing opportunity that allows me to keep Minibar alive and in the Penn Quarter where it all started,” he declared. “It’s the incubator of creativity and the heart that keeps us moving so it is very important that we remain open and continue that legacy.”
Minibar by José Andrés will take reservations in September for seatings beginning in mid October and will expand from its current 6 seats to accommodate several more guests for each service. Throughout the summer, Andrés and the culinary team will travel in Spain, Denmark, Singapore and beyond conducting research and development to create a truly inspired menu.
Opening in 2003, Minibar by José Andrés quickly garnered critical acclaim ushering a new era of avant-garde cuisine in America and solidifying the Spanish chef among the nation’s most celebrated culinary professionals. Today minibar remains one of the top dining destinations in the United States.
Currently housed within America Eats Tavern at 405 8th Street, NW, Minibar by José Andrés will relocate to an exciting new space at 9th and E Streets (505 9th Street, NW) in the Penn Quarter, formally Zola Wine and Kitchen. America Eats Tavern, the ground-breaking collaboration with the National Archives will conclude its year long run this week, on July 4, 2012.
Over the coming months, the building at 405 8th Street, NW , which currently houses America Eats Tavern and minibar by josé andrés and is owned by José Andrés and partner Rob Wilder, will undergo reviews and assessments for future renovations.