When José Andrés announced his new Barmini project earlier this week, it was clear it was going to be a hot destination once it opens its doors later this month. Less clear: how exactly the reservation system was going to work for the experimental cocktail lab.
The ThinkFoodGroup folks have provided some clarity. Barmini will start taking reservations beginning Feb. 15 (so anyone who's already tried to make a reservation will have to try again), through its website.
Update: ThinkFoodGroup originally provided an email address through which to make Barmini reservations. But a spokeswoman now clarifies that the reservations for Barmini will be done through a form on the website, not a direct email address. Those who attempt to reserve a spot will be able to view available times and pick accordingly; the site will operate at all hours of the day. More information will appear under Minibar's "Reservations" section, come next week. Minibar itself will continue to do its reservations via email.
Opening later this month in a space adjacent to the revamped Minibar, Barmini will serve up a menu of 100 different cocktails, many using techniques based in molecular gastronomy, as well as unique bar snacks.