Achatz takes Alinea to Madrid

American chef Grant Achatz will be staging an Alinea pop up in the Spanish capital while the Chicago restaurant is being refurbished in the new year

The three Michelin starred restaurant, voted the best in the world by Elite Traveler magazine, is collaborating with Spanish hotel group NH in a pop up unlike any other to take place in Madrid.

The Alinea pop up will take place at the NH Collection Eurobuilding hotel for four weeks in January and February. Achatz and his team have put together a 16-course meal for the pop up, which will without a doubt be very popular. Reservations for the dinners will be sold via the Tock ticketing site where regular tickets for Alinea are normally sold.

Achatz spoke to Foodservice Consultant about the pop up earlier in the year. He explained that moving the entire Alinea team to Madrid would be an opportunity for chefs to discover a new culture and understand a different cuisine. He said Spain was a natural place for the pop up. “I have been going there at least once a year since 1999 and I just find the food interesting,” he said.

NH Hotel Group has an excellent track record in collaborating with top chefs. Already in the Eurobuilding is Madrid’s only restaurant with three Michelin stars DiverXo with young chef David Muñoz at the helm. Other Spanish chefs working with the group include Paco Roncero and Óscar Velasco.

Alinea will pop up in Madrid between 12 January and 6 February. Click here For more information.

Watch out for our feature on top chefs taking their restaurants global in the next issue of Foodservice Consultant magazine.

Tina Nielsen

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