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Here's a behind the scenes look at chefs Juan Mari Arzak and Elena Arzak's new London restaurant Ametsa with Arzak Instruction at The Halkin Hotel. While the reviews from London critics at the Telegraph and the Guardian have been mostly negative, this video by producers PixelRain finds Arzak in high spirits. He explains his love of London in the video ("a magic city" he calls it), and also explains that the restaurant is "a new dream" for him and his team. Set to a hypnotic soundtrack, the video captures the atmosphere in the kitchen and the shine of the golden phalluses on the ceilings. Below, the video:

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Ametsa With Arzak Instruction

Halkin St, City of Westminster, SW1X 7DJ, United Kingdom