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minibar Receives Two Michelin Stars

January 2017

Michelin arrived in Washington, DC, producing its first ever guide for the nation’s capital in 2016, and awarded minibar by José Andrés two coveted stars. minibar is joined by only two other DC restaurants with this designation. Michelin also highlighted Zaytinya, China Chilcano, Jaleo, and Oyamel on its Bib Gourmand list as affordable and notable restaurants in the city, making José the only chef in the country to receive such a broad distinction in one single guide.

“I used to be a 14-year-old kid who walked in front of Michelin star restaurants in Barcelona trying to get a glimpse of what was going on inside anytime they opened the kitchen door,” said José after receiving the call about minibar’s two stars. “I could live my life without the Michelin star, but life would not be the same. You can say whatever you want about Michelin, but Michelin is the dream of so many chefs like me. I am very proud of my team.”