After being honored with prestigious awards throughout his professional career it seems Spanish chef Jose Andres, owner of tapas icon restaurant Jaleo, has yet another reason to celebrate.
In an event that gathered numerous political and business personalities, and coincided with the 20th anniversary of the restaurant, Washington, D.C.’s Mayor Vincent Gray proclaimed April 9th, 2013 “Jaleo Restaurant Day”.

During the glamorous invitation-only celebration that included sponsors such as Grapes of Spain and Fermín USA, the Mayor praised the role of Jose Andres in bringing the Spanish tapas concept to America and the impact of his revolutionary restaurant Jaleo on the American dining scene.
The festive party was an absolute success, and it is not the only one the restaurant will be hosting this month. To commemorate its 20th anniversary Jaleo will continue to celebrate throughout the year with a lineup of events that includes special culinary feasts and wine dinners.

For more details on Jaleo’s 20th events throughout 2013, please visit

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For the joy of the many Spanish food and wine lovers, Chef José Andrés is currently proposing a new culinary experience at his award winning restaurant Jaleo in its two locations, Bethesda and Crystal City, featuring vibrant meals and selected Spanish wines from the distinctive regions and grape varieties.

Starting June 10th Jaleo Bethesda will introduce a series of ‘Monday Night Flights’.  Every Monday night, the Bethesda location will showcase a different variety of Spanish wines, with tastings available for guests from 5:30 to 10:30 PM. Starting off with rich Garnacha wines from the northern region of Spain, these special evenings at Jaleo will be infused with delicious individual paellas to pair the wines with.

The trendy spot at the Crystal City location will also join the celebration of Spanish culture and cuisine, offering an invitation to its guests to embark on a journey through the cuisines and wines of various Spanish regions, with Catalonia as the first stop on the Tour. Dinners will include Catalonia’s Cava wine, fresh seafood, olive oils, goat cheese and traditional Crema Catalana among other delicacies.

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