As a recent American, Jose takes the opportunity to share with us his position on the current conversation on immigration in the United States. Click here to read his op-ed in Washington Post which will also be in Sunday’s print paper!
A native of Spain, José Andrés is chef/owner of ThinkFoodGroup, and with partner Rob Wilder, is the team responsible for popular dining destinations in Washington DC, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Miami and soon Puerto Rico. ThinkFoodGroup oversees all of José’s creative endeavors such as cookbooks, television programming, concept consulting and project development. José was named Outstanding Chef of the Year at the 2011 James Beard Foundation Awards and was named among the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine in 2012. Recently he was named Dean of the Spanish Studies program at the International Culinary Center.
José Andrés, chef, entrepreneur, husband, and father is also now an American Citizen! Click here to catch him on the Today Show as he shares his story of his 23 year journey to becoming an American and his thoughts on the current debate on immigration reform in America.
José Andrés, the chef who introduced America to traditional Spanish tapas and championed the path of avant-garde cuisine in the U.S., is opening a modern Chinese-Peruvian concept, in the heart of Penn Quarter in downtown Washington, DC. The restaurant will feature Chifa favorites–the cuisine known throughout Peru, melding Chinese style and native ingredients–with his personal and creative take on Chinese classics and this South American style
José Andrés Foods, a new line of products from Spain’s most prestigious small producers hand-picked by Chef José Andrés, is now available in the United States. José Andrés Foods marries modern cuisine with Spanish tradition, delivering products that capture the flavor, life and passion of Spain.
With a portfolio that spans several categories, José Andrés Foods provides tastes of quintessential Spanish fare. Featured products include, Olive Oils & Sherry Vinegars, Seafood Tapas & Vegetables. The brand will become available in Whole Foods Markets in the DC/MD/VA area as well as nationally later this fall and is now available online at www.JoseAndresFoods.com
On September 5th Chef José Andrés will be among the recipients of the 26th Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards, held at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. José Andrés will be honored with the Design Award for the innovative design of his restaurants, including Jaleo, Zaytinya, and Minibar. The Awards, which celebrate Hispanic cultural pride, contributions, and accomplishments, will be broadcast on MundoFox, Sunday, Sept. 15, at 6:00 p.m. EST/PST.
A decade has passed since minibar by José Andrés first welcomed guests to what has become one of D.C’s most coveted seats and one of the nation’s unique dining experiences. To celebrate minibar’s 10th anniversary, José, Rob Wilder and the ThinkFoodGroup family welcome friends and fans to an open house on Monday, July 15th from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. Guests will have an opportunity to tour minibar and barmini, sample the iconic Philly cheese steak – a dish that originated in minibar and is now available exclusively at The Bazaar by José Andrés at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills- and toast the anniversary with a cocktail from barmini. In addition, one lucky guest will receive the golden ticket granting them dinner for two at minibar on the day of their choosing.We hope you can join us!
José Andrés has just unveiled his plans for a permanent home to house his successful temporary destination, America Eats Tavern. Set to open in early November, the restaurant will reside in the Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner in McLean, Virginia. José believes that Tysons Corner provides the perfect location to pay homage to America’s rich culinary legacy, history, and culture. The restaurant will reflect past and present Northern Virginia farms, wineries, and resources, while also telling the the story of America through American classic dishes and native ingredients.
Nation’s Restaurant News inducted Chef José Andrés into their 2013 MenuMasters Hall of Fame. This honor given to José highlights his mission to change the world through the power of food including his philanthropic efforts with World Central Kitchen, his non-profit which invests in finding smart solutions to hunger and poverty. The article highlights interviews with some of José‘s closest staff and friends including Chef Ferran Adrià, who Jose worked alongside a quarter-century ago, and research and development director at ThinkFoodGroup, Rubén García.
Nearly 20 years ago, Jose opened Jaleo in Washington, DC with a unique menu of traditional tapas of his native Spain. Check out his classic Spanish recipes including Garlic Shrimp and Catalan Shrimp in Part 1 of Wall Street Journal’s Slow Food Fast Column and Fried Baby Artichokes With Hake in part 2. More recently, parts 3 and 4 feature Catalan Sausages with Mushrooms and Romesco with Asparagus Two Ways.
José Andrés will unveil his very first cocktail-centric concept on February 15, barmini by José Andrés, a hub of chef-driven libations that will pay homage to the golden era of cocktails and forgotten techniques. Located in Washington’s Penn Quarter at 855 E Street NW, adjacent to minibar, barmini will serve as José’s cocktail lab for all of his restaurants and projects. Barmini will be open for cocktails and bar snacks Tuesday through Thursday, from 6PM – 1AM, and Friday and Saturday, from 6PM – 2AM. Cocktails will range from $14 – $20, while bar snacks will range from $5- $16. Reservations for the 23-seat space at barmini can be booked online at www.minibarbyjoseandres.com. We look forward to welcoming you!
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