Spain's Club Millesime said it planned to invest $1 million to open Estudio Millesime, a permanent gastronomy center in the heart of Mexico City that will host visits by the world's 10 best chefs.
The location, where Spanish brewer Mahou will also have a presence, is expected to officially open on Jan. 8 with an appearance by Joan Roca, of the 3 Michelin stars El Celler de Can Roca, as guest chef, Club Millesime CEO Manuel Quintanero said.
Estudio Millesime will be a high-end "multifunctional space" occupying 400 sq. meters (about 4,300 sq. feet) in the St. Regis Mexico City and offering custom gastronomic events, such as meals prepared by top chefs and tastings of the world's best wines, to businesses and individuals, Quintanero said.
The international culinary scene's biggest names, ranging from Roca to American Grant Achatz, Peru's Gaston Acurio and Japan's Tetsuya Wakuda, will pass through Estudio Millesime, preparing dishes for four days and allowing companies to "acquire" a day for guests, Quintanero said.
Millesime, which will host the 6th edition of its social and gastronomic gathering in Madrid this fall, is betting on Latin America, with events already held in the Dominican Republic, Brazil and Mexico, where the first event was held in November 2011, when Mahou announced its entry into the Mexican beer market. EFE