As part of our Iconic Dishes series, where we look at different chefs and the dishes, styles and techniques that have come to define them, we turn our attention to the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize nominated chef José Andrés.
With the mountain of work that Andrés has achieved over his 30 year career, it is almost impossible to define this culinary icon. He is a successful chef and businessman with more than 15 restaurants across the US and Mexico, but he is also an advocate, philanthropist and artist, who has won almost every award there is for a chef to win.
His signature restaurant is the two-Michelin-star minibar, in Washington DC, which celebrates its 15th anniversary this year. This is the place where Andrés, with the help of his strong team and head chef Jorge Hernandez, combine tradition and avant-garde technique in an innovative tasting menu that is all about experimentation and above all, fun. It is here that you see his artistry as a chef, and his mastery of modern gastronomy he first tasted during his training with Ferran Adrià at elBulli in the late ‘80s.