Jose Andre’s is 43 years old, owns 14 restaurants, and is a winner of the 2011 James Beard award. Now he can also add dean of Spanish Studies at the International Culinary Center of Manhattan to his resume. Jose’s focus is Putting Spain Back in Spanish Food. Andre’s is not your typical Spanish chef. Dining at one of his restaurants is an innovative culinary experience. In my post about Washington D.C. I mentioned one of my favorite Jose Andre’s restaurants Zaytinya. Recently I had the pleasure dining at another one of Andre’s establishments Bazaar Miami. The cusine is what I would describe as deconstructed and innovative.
Dragon Fruit Ceviche…tuna, pecans, lime and hibiscus. Delicious.Coquetas de Pollo…chicken be’chamel fritters.Ribs and mashed potatoesCuban coffee ice cream with dark-chocolate mousse cake.
The atmosphere was fun and festive and the food is really creative. It was an unusual dining experience. I can not wait to go back and try some of the little sandwiches. Have you eaten at any of Jose’s restaurants? Leave a comment and let me know.