Jose Andres Excites the Senses at The Bazaar in NoMad

August 9, 2023, 8:40.54 pm ET  


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A sensory adventure of sophisticated cuisine, artful service and unbridled creativity is how José Andrés describes his latest New York venture, The Bazaar by José Andrés, at The Ritz-Carlton New York in NoMad.  It begins with the cultural interaction between Japan and Spain.

“This restaurant is a story 400 years in the making…it begins when a group of samurai, led by Hasekura Tsunenaga, sailed from Japan to Spain for an audience with the king. They brought with them their history, their culture, their traditions. Both Spain and Japan share a deep respect for ingredients and dedication to technique. What you are about to experience is a journey between these two worlds…navigated with imagination and wonder by our team,” said José Andrés. 


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To bring The Bazaar to life, side-by-side interpretations of various dishes are offered, using the Japanese robata grill (“konro”) and the Spanish Josper oven.  Spanish Frituras are served alongside Japanese tempura.  There are also dishes where the flavors intermingle.




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The menu is quite expansive with options such as Jamón Ibérico De Bellota hand-cut from the famous acorn-fed, black-footed Spanish pig; Chicken Kara-age with bien me sabe marinade, mojo rojo and mojo verde mayo; Honey-Miso Eggplant with pine nuts, sesame, and crispy rice pearls; Puntillitas, fried Baby squid, cured egg yolk, with ishiri black mayo; and Teba Gyoza, Ibérico, pork stuffed chicken wings with sesame seeds, and salmorejo glaze.


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The beverage program also intersects between Japan and Spain with a robust offering of shōchū and sake, Japanese spirits such as whisky and gin, as well as a focus on Spanish wines. Cocktails include Divine Wind made with chrysanthemum-infused shochu, triple sec, clarified lime, butterfly pea tea, and citrus perfume and the Surfer Rob Roy with Japanese & Scotch whiskies, amontillado, sweet vermouth, angostura bitters, coconut, plantain, and cinnamon.


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To finish the meal, fine Japanese loose-leaf teas brewed to precision are featured from Kettl, a distinguished tea company that sources directly from partner growers and producers in Japan on a weekly basis.


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The elegant interior, designed by Spain’s Lázaro Rosa-Violán Studio, creates a warm and theatrical atmosphere rooted in natural hues of rust and indigo with golden touches and natural wood.  Guests entering The Bazaar Bar downstairs will find backlit sketches of sailing vessels and a central, round table evoking the star maps used by sailors to guide their voyages. Only on this voyage, José Andrés is your guide.

The Bazaar is located at 35 West 28th St, New York, NY.  For more information, visit thebazaar.com

 


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