Spanish chef Jose Andres is opening a restaurant that is 22,000 square feet in Disney Springs this winter. This restaurant is expected to bring the flavors of Spain, including the artichoke to Disney. The building is said to be two stories of unusual architecture which opens to views of a lake and includes paintings and photographs of famous Spanish artists within its orange and lemon colored designs. Disney’s blog will have updates as to the menu and opening dates
- The author states that while she was in college, she spent a semester studying in Spain and that exposed her to Spanish food and culture.
- Jaleo to be opened by Jose Andres is a 22,000 square foot restaurant and it is touted to be Andres largest restaurant to date.
- The design of the restaurant was influenced by a vegetable plant, the artichoke, which is a vegetable that is native to Andres’ hometown.
“The food and the architecture were two of my favorite discoveries – flavors I had never dreamed of and buildings that seemed like they were from a fairytale. You can imagine my delight when I learned that celebrated Spanish chef José Andrés would be opening a restaurant at Disney Springs – I’ve been dreaming about paella and sangria ever since!”