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Spanish Chef Superstars Take Over Texan Art Kitchens

iPnZrus.pxsIEl Celler de Can Roca in Girona, Spain has been called the best restaurant in the world; the wait list is notorious and you’re looking at a year to get a reservation. But if you’re a client of BBVA, a Spain-based financial services group, you might be catching the famed Roca brothers, the restaurant’s owner-chefs, at one of two art venues in Texas next month, where they’ll prepare dinners for their regional VIPS at The Rachofsky House in Dallas and the Rienzi in Houston. The Rachofsky House is a private residence with rotating exhibitions and strong ties to the Dallas Museum of Art through its owners, Howard and Cindy Rachofsky and the annual AMFAR/DMA benefit TWO x TWO, and the Rienzi is home of the European art collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the “BBVA is sponsoring the chefs’ tour as part of its three-year partnership with El Celler de Can Roca.” The restaurant will be closed for five weeks this summer (we of course know to not expect things in Spain to be open in August), and the Rocas will “recreate their restaurant experience for clients in countries where BBVA operates, including the U.S., Mexico, Peru and Colombia.” The tour kicks off in Texas, starting at the Rienzi ballroom in Houston on August 4 with dinners for 300 people over three days, and then hitting the Rachofsky House in Dallas on August 8 and 9. ¡Buen provecho!

(photo: Bloomberg)

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