Tankroom Announces the Premier of MEETTHECHEF in the Pacific Northwest, Featuring Albert Adrià and Pepe Carretero.
This is a pretty big deal, so I’m posting the press release here. Barcelona chef Albert Adrià, brother of El Bulli’s Ferran Adrià is known throughout the world for his restaurants. Tickets restaurant in Barcelona is a must visit and is regarded by many as one of the best restaurants in the world. In 2015, Albert was voted The World’s Best Pastry Chef.
World renowned chef and innovator Albert Adrià; the creative director of the best restaurant in the world known as “El Bulli”, and one of the founders of Modernist Cuisine will be visiting Portland,OR and Seattle, WA for the first time to introduce a new concept MeetheChef, where the arts meet. Joining forces with one of the top contemporary painters of Spain, Pepe Carretero.
WHAT: 1 Opening Exhibition, 2 Dinners, 2 Talks, 1 Demo (December 4th thru Dec 7) WHERE: Portland, OR and Seattle, WA
Follow along on the journey @MEETHECHEF
MeetheChef The Concept:
MeetheChef has never been seen before in the United States and it is making its debut in Portland,OR. It is an in depth look into the chef’s artistic and human side to explore the birth of culinary art.
Every chef creates from his soul. Ultimately defining him and setting him apart in the kitchen from other colleagues. This can come from the environment in which they were raised; a deeply rooted family business, a mentor or a lifelong dream.
Each chef brings to the table their inherent form of inspiration and ultimately, as any other artist, their own character. It’s MeetheChef goal to recreate this singular synergy. We want to show the audience the moment where the creation and the artist become one. We hope to submerge the guest in the culinary world to help them understand the art, taste and intimacy that happens behind the scenes in the kitchen.
MeetheChef, is a one of a kind experience where any and all art expressions can meet. In this case, the culinary arts artist or chefs invite us into their world, with a sequence of culinary moments while other artists join the show for an extraordinary journey. Music, visual, sensory, culinary: ARTS!
MeetheChef concept, created by Tania Cidoncha a native from Madrid, Spain, founder of TankRoom and seasoned professional with over twenty years of experiences. Tania moved to Portland, OR with her family and has focused her time and energy concentrating her expertise on experiential events that focus on connecting Spain with USA.
At 15, Albert Adrià left school to join his brother Ferran at elBulli. In two years, he worked his way through every station in the kitchen but found comfort in the solitude of pastry. Adrià the younger gained hold of elBulli’s pastry department in 1987, and, for the next two decades, pioneered techniques in molecular gastronomy, helping to build the restaurant’s legacy as a temple to imagination in fine dining. With elBulli, the Adrià brothers transformed their corner of Spain into a gastronomic mecca, and Adrià earned the reputation as one of the most inventive pastry chefs of his generation. He left in 2006 for a change of pace, opening casual tapas spot Inopia Classic Bar in Barcelona. It was the first in a string of many new concepts.
When elBulli closed in 2011, Adrià and his brother sought to shake up the Barcelona dining scene. They developed the first culinary “amusement park” in the world, in the heart of the city. elBarri began with Michelin-star hits: modern tapas bar Tickets (also included on San Pellegrino’s “World’s 50 Best” list in 2016) and its neighboring cocktail bar 41 Degrees, followed by Bodega 1900, Pakta, Haute Mexican Hoja Santa, taco joint Niño Viejo, and the architectural and design marvel, Enigma. Their most elaborate and surreal dining concept to date, Enigma is an imagining of what elBulli would be like in 2017.
Pepe Carretero (Tomelloso Ciudad Real) defends in his themes the life he knows and recreates them regardless of the tendencies of the cultural world. His works introduce us in a personal and unique world, where traditional realistic forms converge inside a European figuration, that always surprises us by its peculiarity. He deals with dreamy and autobiographical moments, rescuing from his memory moments that are remembered as magical, telluric, welcoming and at the same time closed, disturbing and poignant. Among his solo exhibitions stand out the following:
Círculo de Bellas Artes Madrid, Galería Luis Gurriarán, Madrid, Galería Ruas, Laredo-Santander, Sala de Exposiciones de L ́Escala. Gerona (2006), Galería Trama. Madrid (2007), Galería Félix Gómez. Sevilla, Casa de Vacas del Retiro de Madrid (2009) Museo López Torres, Ciudad Real (2010) Su obra está en colecciones como: Museo de Valdepeñas, Diputación de Ciudad Real Museo de Santa Cruz, Toledo; Academia de Bellas Artes, Roma, Italia; Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores; Banco de España; Ayuntamiento de Jerez de la Frontera. Cádiz; Colección Juan Abelló; Colección Juan Barroso; Fundación Caja Vital Kutxa,Vitoria- Gasteiz; Museo Nacional Reina Sofía. Madrid.
Schedule of Events:
MeetheChef OPENING Exhibition – Tuesday, December 4
Where and time, TO BE ANNOUNCED
An exclusive journey and MeetheChef Albert Adrià from Barcelona, Spain on his first visit to the Pacific Northwest as he premiers MeetheChef in Portland, OR. MeetheChef, a unique event where one chef takes the leading role with a sequence of culinary experiences inviting other artists to join the show for an extraordinary journey. This concept has never been seen before in Pacific Northwest. It is an in-depth look into the chef’s artistic and human side to create culinary art. Join Adrià as he will share his vision and unique take on modernist cuisine. Also, you will enjoy first hand his skills while he does a live demo and shares his thoughts with you. This is not the only experience you will take with you! Joining Albert Adrià we welcome the renewed contemporary artist from Spain, Pepe Carretero who will paint live as Albert speaks to us his impressions and feelings about the ongoing conversation. An impressive music performance will bring all the arts together in one space.
Tickets include: SHOW COOKING+ARTIST PEPE CARRETERO ON STAGE, WELCOME COCKTAIL
Dinner at Ataula – Tuesday, December 4
Tickets will be available only online. Tickets will go LIVE Wednesday October 24 at www.ataulapdx.com Seattle, WA – Friday, December 7.
Google Talk (private event) Dinner at TarsaniJane
For additional event details and lineup of participants, please visit our website.
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