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José Andrés' Minibar is Taking Chef Collaboration to Another Level

By Michael M. Clements | November 8, 2018 | Food & Drink

Michelin all-star dinners at José Andrés' Minibar are bringing chef collaborations to the next level.

minibar.jpgExpect to see innovative dishes like this one from the periodic Michelin All-Star Dinners at José Andrés’ Minibar.

I’m sitting at the avant-garde restaurant Minibar watching three teams of Michelin-starred chefs create magic. The choreography is ballet, the precision Formula One and the dishes sublime. Apparently, there is no such thing as too many cooks in the kitchen. Not here. Not this night, where chef Kyle Connaughton from two-Michelin-starred SingleThread in Healdsburg, Calif., and chef John Shields from Chicago’s two-Michelin-starred Smyth have joined forces with the Minibar team to create a tasting menu. More delicious? The collaborations are coming through spring 2019. “We have months of communication before each dinner happens,” Minibar GM Jhonatan Cano tells me. Head chef Jorge Hernandez adds, “We pick teams whose cooking we want to learn from and choose menus that highlight what is special about each individual restaurant, what complements or contrasts each other, and, also, every dinner we have, we try to bring new dishes to the table.” $650, spots are limited,

Photography by: PHOTO BY GREG POWERS