Michelin-starred chef Albert Adriá is to bring a 50-day residency to Hotel Café Royal, the five-star, 160-bedroom London hotel, from February 2015.
Reservations are now open for the 50 Days of Albert Adriá project, which will begin in the hotel's Oscar Wilde bar with a selection of cocktails and snacks, and then move on into the Domino restaurant. It will incorporate culinary inspiration from Adriá's usual Spanish-Catalan cooking style plus flavours from around the world.
The residency will run from 12 February until 9 April 2016, and will be open every day except Sundays.
After working with his brother Ferran for 23 years at the legendary three-Michelin-starred ElBulli, Adriá opened his first restaurant, the now-Michelin-starred Tickets, in Barcelona in 2011, and he now also holds stars at Pakta and Hoja Santa, also in Barcelona. He also runs La Bodega 1900 and Niño Viejo in Barcelona and recently launched Heart Ibiza in collaboration with acrobatic performance artists Cirque du Soleil in Ibiza in summer 2015.
Café Royal is a member of The Set hotel group, which also include the Conservatorium in Amsterdam, and the Lutetia in Paris.
This is not the first time it has welcomed international chefs to its kitchens; earlier this year Spanish chef Paco Roncero announced a new menu at the site, while the Milanese Costardi brothers were also listed as temporary residents following their 2013 success at the Italian culture pop-up the House of Peroni in London's Portland Place.
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