Star attraction

At Los Angeles’ SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills, Philippe Starck theatrical interior design for The Bazaar by José Andrés is a feast for the senses.

"I love the look on people’s faces when they first enter the Bazaar," admits José Andrés, “there is this moment of surprise that is then replaced with somehow a kind of confusion."

The US-based celebrity chef, who has garnered a reputation as the ‘ambassador to Spain’ has a number of restaurants under his company, THINKfoodGroup, but the eatery he’s talking about, the two-year-old The Bazaar by José Andrés is the most glamorous of them all. The Philippe Starck designed, multi-faceted food concept space at the SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills somehow escapes definition: traditional small-plates restaurant, molecular avant-guardian, hip watering hole and quaint dessert cafe.

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Excerpts from June issue of epicure