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Niajo’s Brand Spankin’ New Menu and New Dish Highlights
This summer, Niajo’s owner Alex Sanchez brought one of his chefs, Pan Huiya for a 3-month trip to Spain to work in three different Michelin starred, high-end restaurants (Vinícolas by Raúl Aleixandre, San Sebastián, and a restaurant by a friend of Alex’s) and came back with new inspirations and for Pan to better understand Spain’s philosophies in the kitchen.
“I wanted to reconnect with my people, my country and my friends – and for Pan to see and experience those things too. You know, once she saw me in that environment, she said: “I understand now! We thought you were crazy, but now I get it!” Once she was able to appreciate the philosophy and the method – she realized I wasn’t crazy, there was a reason why I wanted things to be done a certain way and in a certain style.” – Alex Sanchez, an excerpt from That’s Beijing’s interview with Niajo’s owner Alex Sanchez and his chef Pan Huiya on their 3-month training in Spain (You can read more about their eye-opening culinary trip in the May issue of That’s Beijing magazine)
Needless to say, both Alex and Pan have returned to Beijing feeling excited about their new knowledge and motivated to implement what they’ve learned abroad into their own kitchen. With a whole new perspective from what’s happening in Spain’s top-rated restaurants, they’ve gone to work on putting together a brand-new menu for Niajo.
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The Triple Threat: Alejandro Sanchez (Niajo), Taka Yamamoto (Sake Manzo) + Omar Maseroli (Mercante + Fiume)
The first of most likely three collaboration dinner series between three very talented chefs, The World of Rice is a special 6-course rice and wine-paired dinner menu created by Alejandro Sanchez (owner and executive chef of Niajo Spanish restaurant), Taka Yamamoto (International Wine Challenge (IWC) sake judge, Sake master and owner of Sake Manzo + Happi Sake restaurants) and Omar Maseroli (founder and head chef of Mercante and Fiume Italian restaurants).
Each of these master chefs are known and very much praised for their authentic and drool-worthy cooking and I have no doubt that this culinary collaboration event will be a spectacular eye-opening experience. More than just Japanese sushi and paellas (more obvious examples of dishes made with a rice base), they will be creating a unique menu that will change the way you think about rice.
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