Grant Achatz has become the latest top chef to embark on a culinary world tour, with plans to take his triple Michelin-starred restaurant Alinea to the foodie elite in Madrid.
The move is scheduled to take place next January and will involve flying out his entire team to the Spanish capital for a temporary pop-up.
For now, details are sparse. Achatz will close Alinea in January 2016, and open a pop-up restaurant for five weeks.
While Achatz cooks in Madrid next year, the shuttered Alinea restaurant is set to undergo a major transformation.
In an interview with Fine Dining Lovers, Achatz dropped hints on his vision for the new Alinea, which includes everything from complementary scents, music, light projections as well as mobile dining, where guests move from one room to another to proceed to the next course.
“We don’t want to become a museum of ourselves […] The guiding philosophy of this restaurant since day one has been ‘keep it going.’”
More details on the Alinea pop-up in Madrid will be released October 13.