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After Trump exits D.C. hotel, celebrity chef José Andrés returns with new restaurant

Celeb chef Jose Andres on Monday introduced plans to open a restaurant within the Outdated Publish Workplace, the Washington landmark which just lately reopened because the Waldorf Astoria Washington D.C. after working for 5 years because the Trump Worldwide Lodge.

“Folks of DC massive information! At present after a dream of 30 years I am asserting we are going to open @bazaarbyjose within the Outdated Publish Workplace!” Andrés tweeted. “Constructing longer tables within the coronary heart of our nation’s capital, welcoming folks from throughout the town & the world.”

The brand new restaurant follows Donald Trump’s firm agreeing to promote its lodge lease in Might.

It is not the primary time Andrés has deliberate to have a location within the complicated — or the primary time his profession overlapped with Trump. In line with The Washington PostAndrés was in progress on the $7 million Topo Atrio, at Trump Worldwide, when Trump launched his 2016 presidential candidacy.

The chef split with Trump after the latter, then a businessman and actuality TV present host, introduced his marketing campaign at an occasion in New York the place he notoriously disparaged some immigrants.

Andrés subsequently sought to exit their partnership and a authorized battle ensued. (It was settled in 2017.)

Chef Jose Andres smiles throughout a reception at SLS Las Vegas Lodge, the place he was introduced with a ceremonial key to the Las Vegas Strip in recognition of his contributions to the Las Vegas culinary scene and his philanthropic and humanitarian efforts, on April 26, 2019 in Las Vegas.

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The chef went on to repeatedly, publicly criticize Trump-the-politician, tweeting in 2017 that Trump’s continued habits solely reaffirmed his resolution to drag out of the lodge partnership.

The forthcoming eatery, The Bazaar by José Andrés, has areas in Chicago, Miami’s South Seashore and in Las Vegas. It presents a “vibrant mixture of subtle delicacies” and “playful lounge areas,” in keeping with the restaurant’s Twitter.

A lodge spokesperson instructed ABC Information they “look ahead to sharing extra particulars about new partnerships within the coming months” however that “with a protracted historical past of innovation throughout the culinary trade, Waldorf Astoria creates iconic, award-winning eating experiences at its landmark areas worldwide. We’re persevering with that custom with thrilling meals and beverage ideas at our latest lodge.”

PHOTO: Jose Andres is seen arriving to The Late Show With Stephen Colbert at Ed Sullivan Theater on May 3, 2022 in New York City.

Jose Andres is seen arriving to The Late Present With Stephen Colbert at Ed Sullivan Theater on Might 3, 2022 in New York Metropolis.

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In a video Andrés — whose humanitarian group World Central Kitchen can also be working to offer meals to Ukrainians throughout the Russian invasion — tweeted along with his announcement on Monday, he took within the historic bells of the Outdated Publish Workplace ringing within the background.

“For whom the bells toll?” he requested. “Nicely, for a brand new restaurant by José Andrés on the Outdated Publish Workplace.”

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