The man has more talent, ingenuity, charisma and personality than should be allowed in a chef.Â Wait, he’s not just a chef, he’s an entrepreneur, a businessman, a philanthropist, a community friend, a global humanitarian, an advocate of innovation.
And he, Jose Andres, is talking tonight at the National Archives in the William G. McGowan Theater to help launch the opening of the exhibit “What’s Cooking Uncle Sam?” Both Andres and The Atlantic Senior Editor, Corby Kummer will discuss the history of American food and cooking for our FREE listening pleasure.
Also, there will be a book signing of Made in Spain: Spanish Dishes for the American Kitchen.
On a related note, you may have heard, ThinkfoodGroup’s Cafe Atlantico has seen its last days and will be replaced by another brilliant, no doubt, concept.Â I had the good fortune of grabbing a famous Mojito, table prepped guacamole and a piece of delicious fish last Friday as my sister and I dined al fresco.Â Later that evening, I attended a birthday celebration for the Punch’s Jason Mandel at one of my Gallery Place haunts, Zaytinya, also of the ThinkfoodGroup family.Â And hopefully, if all the cards fall into place, Lindsay Taub and I will be noshing in the Las Vegas restaurant within the new Cosmopolitan hotel.Â Washingtonians can always hit up the Gallery Place / Chinatown area for a taste of Jose Andres and L.A. can get him in the SLS Hotel at Bazaar.
Pamela Lynne Sorensen is the founder of Pamela’s Punch, a platform for profiling people who "make it happen" in the Capital region, reviews & topical blog posts. She launched Punch Enterprises, a connector consulting business in 2015 and Pacific Punch based in LA, in 2012. Pamela comes from an extensive background in sales and business development from a variety of industries, has been involved with charities and fundraising for a number of years and holds several Board and leadership positions. She currently resides in Arlington, VA. Follow her on Twitter at @pamelaspunch.