Try Dragon’s Breath Popcorn and you too will do this….

I was first introduced to the food of Jose Andres in LA by my wonderful friend Bonnie, whose “Bonnie Tour” of her beautiful city is one to recommend. My Capetonian friend Mark partook of the tour a few weeks ago and I believe it was as fun packed and exciting as ever. I was positively jealous of all they explored and have made a note to update myself as soon as I can.

The modern side of The Bazaar

The Bazaar dessert bar

Meanwhile, Senor Andres continues to excite at The Bazaar in the SLS hotel in LA serving up modern and traditional Spanish cuisine as well as fabby cocktails. Jose is a friend and student of Ferran Adria and you can certainly see the influence when you try his food. But this is not El Bulli reincarnated, rather Jose taking the food of his childhood and creating some clever and stunning twists on classic combinations that really do make you smile. Last year he was named outstanding chef of the year by the James Beard Foundation and his workload and output are a testament to not only his drive but also his passion for the culinary world.

The reason I was reminded of my wonderful meal at The Bazaar was this video of Jose once again talking at Harvard for their Science and Cooking lecture series. I know it’s long, so dip in and out if you want, but personally I would rather watch this than a whole load of stuff that is on TV at the mo. There are loads of clips revealing the secrets behind his dishes.

I hope you enjoy it and Jose as much as I do.