minibar by josé andrés

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Chef Ruben Garcia of ThinkFoodGroup at minibar by josé andrés - Washington, D.C.

405 8th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 393-0812
www.cafeatlantico.com
Hours: Tues-Thurs, Sun 11:30am-2:30pm, 5pm-10pm; Fri-Sat 11:30am-2:30pm, 5pm-midnight

ThinkFoodGroup’s minibar by josé andrés is home to some of the most innovative food we’ve seen in some time. On the second floor of Café Atlantico, billowing clouds of liquid nitrogen, cotton candy machines, and other professional toys yield dishes full of traditional Catalan flavor, finesse, and cheeky humor. 2010 Rising Star Chef Rubén García acts as ThinkFoodGroup’s Culinary Director. His training under Iberian legends Chef Martín Berasategui and Ferran Adrià exposed him to the kind of out-of-the-box thinking and quality ingredients that he puts into play at minibar. Garcia might have had incredibly influential mentors, but his culinary philosophy is his alone. His Sweet Peas Catalan-style dish is kissed with warm spice of a “blood sausage” sauce and the sweet-salt balance of Iberian ham, and makes for an incredibly creative take on this traditional dish.

Recommended Dishes:
  • Cotton Candy Eel
  • Sweet Peas Catalan Style
  • Charcoal Salmon Toro, and Black Garlic