Two bi-coastal restaurants with a plethora of combined Michelin stars will join forces when minibar hosts a collaboration dinner with Atelier Crenn chef Dominique Crenn on Tuesday, June 11.
José Andrés and minibar chef Jorge Hernandez will cook alongside Crenn, who became the first woman in America to receive a third Michelin star in 2018 for her acclaimed (and super pricey) tasting menu restaurant Atelier Crenn in San Francisco. José Andrés’s ultra-luxe gastronomy lab in Penn Quarter has received two stars from the tire company’s guide for two years in a row.
The newly announced dinner is part of the restaurant’s ongoing Mini Series, Major Chefs program, which brings superstar chefs like Albert Adrià, Josean Alija, Marsia Taha, and Brad Kilgore to D.C..
There are two seatings for the June 11 collaboration, 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., and tickets run $695 per person, including wine pairings. By contrast, base-level tickets for a 20-plus course meal at minibar cost $275 per person. Meals at Atelier Crenn cost $335, with options for wine pairings costing an additional $220 or $550.
Crenn, who also runs Bar Crenn and Petit Crenn in San Francisco, started her culinary career over 30 years ago at Stars under culinary pioneers Jeremiah Tower and Mark Franz.
Crenn, who detailed the intimate story of how her parents influenced her cooking on a Chef’s Table episode, was awarded World’s Best Female Chef in 2016 by San Pellegrino’s 50 Best. In 2017, Atelier Crenn debuted at No. 83 on the organization’s list of world’s best restaurants.