Sumary of Spanish chef conquers London art scene with two new restaurants opening at the Royal Academy:
- ACCLAIMED Spanish chef Jose Pizarro will open not one but two new restaurants in the hallowed grounds within London’s Royal Academy of Arts in Piccadilly.
- The Extremadura-born chef who has been dubbed the Godfather of Spanish cooking in the UK will open a tapas bar offering simple fare such as tortilla de patatas, pan con tomate and empanadas on the ground floor and a more upmarket restaurant in the Dorfman Senate Room upstairs.
- Although the plates will no doubt be as artful as the works on the gallery walls, the menu promises to showcase Spanish favourites including jamon iberico, gazpacho, calçots with romesco sauce and merluza in salsa verde.
- Drinks will be strictly Spanish too, with cava for those who like bubbles, an extensive sherry list, wine from interesting vineyards across Spain including Pizarro’s own Chardonnay label and with Estrella Damm offered as the house beer.