José Andrés has just announced that Jaleo Bethesda, his successful location in Montgomery County, will undergo a weeklong renovation to transform into a more contemporary and exciting space. Jaleo Bethesda, which opened twelve years ago, will be closed from September 3rd – 8th.
The new space will be inspired by avant garde Spanish design. Andrés has tapped his good friend, the architect and designer Juli Capella, to lead this project. Forrester Construction Company will implement their vision. The redesign will capture and reveal the culture and traditions of Spain, as Andrés is passionate to tell guests the story of his country.
The evolution will also include tapas displays featuring Spanish cured hams and cheeses, as well as art pieces from Spanish artists, and the foosball tables designed by Andrés himself in partnership with Spanish company RS and artist Claudina Codina.
"My team and I are very excited about the renovation of Jaleo Bethesda," Andrés said in a recent press release. "We really want to celebrate the spirit of Spain in every way. This restaurant is close to my home and I spend great times here. Changes are made when you are at your peak and I think Bethesda, in general, is at its best moment so this is the right moment to do this makeover."
Jaleo Bethesda is expected to resume service on September 9.
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