Mini Trend Alert: Chefs Take Their Restaurants on Tour

Chefs René Redzepi and Heston Blumenthal—and now the brothers behind El Celler de Can Roca—are closing shop to take their restaurants on the road.

Photo: El Celler de Can Roca,

Photo: El Celler de Can Roca, Visual Photos

A sampling of the world’s best chefs are taking their restaurants on the road. First, René Redzepi posted a short message on the Noma website this month announcing that he would be moving the restaurant to Tokyo for two months in the beginning of 2015.

Immediately after that announcement, chef Heston Blumenthal—of England’s Dinner by Heston and The Fat Duck—announced that he’ll close the Fat Duck in Bray in order to relocate the restaurant for a six-month residency in Australia, beginning in February 2015.

Now, Grub Street reports that the three brothers who run El Celler de Can Roca in Girona, Spain are take their restaurant on the road. 

The roving restaurant will be called “Roca & Roll World Tour 2014,” and will be “a five-week, corporate-sponsored food event with stops in Medellín, Lima, Mexico City, and (“if all goes well”) New York,” according to Grub Street and the Wall Street Journal.

The El Celler de Can Roca in Spain will shut down for five weeks as 26 waiters and cooks hit the road with the Roca brothers to create the traveling version of the restaurant.

If chefs are the new rock stars, then it only makes sense that they’re going on tour with their restaurants and staff. All we know is, we want to cop a seat when El Celler comes to NYC.

[via Grub Street, WSJ]

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