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Andoni Luis Aduriz Brings Basque Flavors to Los Angeles


Andoni Luis Aduriz Brings Basque Flavors to Los Angeles

17 Jul 2017

Aduriz’s pop-up will marry Basque and Latin American flavors through six dishes.

The chef will prepare an exclusive tasting menu and also take up residency at The Bazaar at the SLS Beverly Hills Hotel.

Author: Samara Kamenecka/@ICEX



Southern California diners have been able to enjoy the unique flavors of Spain at the restaurant SAAM at The Bazaar at the SLS Beverly Hills Hotel. Diners are able to feast on a spectacular 22-course tasting menu featuring dishes like Ibérico ham taco with caviar, and seabean tempura. With famed chef José Andrés in charge, it’s unsurprising that the place has become something of a legend.

But Andres is not one to rest on his laurels, as he always has something cooking, so to speak. His new concept is called Somni, and it will be located in the same place. Spanish chef Aitor Zabala, also from SAAM, will be manning the stoves, and foodies will be able to tuck into the delicious food in the fall of this year. However, before Somni opens, SAAM will offer just a few special dinners featuring two chefs: Zabala, and Michelin-star chef Andoni Luis Aduriz (of Mugaritz fame). On July 21st and 22nd, the duo will offer a $250 tasting menu dinner featuring 18 dishes. Only 20 people may attend.

There’s another special treat at Andrés’s other restaurant, The Bazaar, at the same hotel. From July 18th to the 21st, Michelin Aduriz will have a residency at the restaurant (offering a pop-up, if you will), bringing the flavors of San Sebastian all the way to Los Angeles. He will be preparing a six-dish a la carte menu, including Idiazabal cheese and Ibérico ham tacotalos and fresh marinated anchovy tiradito. His dishes are part of “Topa Sukalderia,” the chef’s “global exploration of Basque and Latin American flavors,” according to

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