Nothing screams "I am a successful celebrity with money to blow" like opening a chain of clubby restaurants. According to Diario de Ibiza (translated), tennis champion Rafael Nadal is hoping to tackle a new challenge off the courts with early 2000s pop star Enrique Iglesias. The duo, alongside basketball star Pau Gasol, are apparently investors in a new restaurant project from businessman Abel Matutes Prats. Together, the Spaniards plan to open a string of restaurants called Tatel, serving up Spanish food. A spokesperson for the investors notes that "the food of our country is very famous... there are many Spanish restaurants but none have tried to become the reference at a national or even international level."
The first Tatel will open in Madrid in March, because the one place where Spanish food isn't famous is Spain? The location will be 800 square meters and will be divided into three zones. The budding restaurateurs hope to "surprise customers with performances," hopefully of a musical nature. Plus, the restaurant's decor is inspired by the 1920s. The group hasn't opened its first location yet, expansion plans are already in motion: They will open another location in 2016 in Ibiza before moving on to cities like Barcelona, London, Las Vegas, and beyond. Brace.