minibar by Jose Andres is this super-star chef’s flagship restaurant where chefs Katsuya Fukushima & Johnny Spero were each at one time the Chef-de-Cuisine .

Jose Andres was named by Time Magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People of 2012 and he won the James Beard Outstanding Chef Award in 2011. His is also currently in consideration for the Nobel Peace Prize.

minibar by Jose Andres remains one of top representations of Spanish-style Modernist cooking in the world.

Reverie & Bantam King

Chef Johnny Spero is one of the rising stars of the Washington, DC culinary scene. We will explore where he has been as well as his wonderful, brand new restaurant, Reverie.

Chef Katsuya Fukushima was the original Chef-de-Cuisine at minibar. He is now operating three outstanding Japanese-influenced restaurants in Washington, DC. We will have Saturday lunch at Bantam King with Chef Fukushima followed by a cocktail at Daikaya.

barmini Cocktail Workshop

A special cocktail workshop at barmini.

barmini is Jose Andres’ cocktail lab next to minibar which celebrates classic cocktails and distinctly modern creations. It is DC’s premier cocktail destination. It is a learning center where chefs and bartenders collaborate and where heritage meets innovation.



  • Reverie
  • minibar by Jose Andres
  • Bantam King
  • Daikaya
  • Columbia Room


  • Saturday morning excursion (TBD)
  • Cocktail Workshop – barmini
Friday, May 3 Day 1, Arrive in Washington D.C. for two nights, cocktail reception, Dinner at Reverie (D)
Saturday, May 4 Day 2, Washington DC — Morning Excursion, Lunch at Daikaya, cocktail workshop at barmini, Dinner at Minibar (B,L,D)
Sunday, May 5 Day 3, Washington DC — Departure from DC
Breakfast (B) – 2, Lunch (L) – 1, Dinner (D) – 2
  • 2 Overnights at a premium hotel
  • 2 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 2 Dinners
  • All Transportation within Washington DC
  • Tour Leaders Dr. John Sconzo & Charles Grabitzky
  • Comprehensive Sightseeing Including All Admissions
  • Tasting and Wine-Pairing Menus
  • All Taxes
Not Included
  • Airfare before or after trip
  • Travel Insurance (highly recommended)
  • Tips to tour, hotel staff

For this weekend we are staying a premium hotel for 2 nights.


A deposit of $395 is due to secure a place on the trip. Reservations are taken on a first-come / first-serve basis.

Single Supplement is $300.

Final payment is due 60 days prior to the start of the tour.

Please contact us for a Reservation Form.

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    Come join us to Oaxaca!
October 6-10, 2021
    Such a pleasure to reconnect with one of our favorite chefs today @stonebarns for their #chefinresidence program. The wonderfully talented and ever amazing @victoriablamey was at the pass, creating sensational food inspired by the long and pristine Chilean coast. Keep your eyes and ears open as we resume our gastronomic and whisk(e)y tours starting this fall!
    A huge congratulations to our great friend and Mexico City collaborator, @sofcort who was just named “Latin America’s Best Pastry Chef” for 2020 by @theworlds50best . Her immense talent is only exceeded by her wonderful personality and charm.


Congratulations also to to her original mentor, the brilliant @enriqueolveraf , who recognized her talents early on and put her in a position to grow and excel!


We can’t wait to get back to Mexico to see you and to work with you both again! 


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