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French Chef Hélène Darroze to Pop-Up in Spain This Summer

Expect pintxos and Darroze family brandy

Chef Hélène Darroze — whose eponymous restaurants in London, Paris, and Moscow together hold three Michelin stars — will open a pop-up restaurant in San Sebastian, Spain this summer, according to Luxury London. The five-star Hotel Maria Cristina will host the pop-up from June until October.

Like many restaurants in Basque Country, Darroze's menu will focus largely on pintxos (tapas-style dishes) like "oyster tartare with caviar jelly, served with a chilled velouté of white beans." Her classic French cuisine will use many local ingredients while staying true to French techniques. Dessert offerings will feature brandy from the Darroze family distillery. The restaurant will offer three different menus priced at €98, €125, and €175 per person (approximately $112, $142, and $200 U.S. dollars).

The French chef has won many accolades over the course of her career In addition to the two Michelin stars given to her namesake restaurant at the Connaught in London, Darroze was named the 2015 Veuve Clicquot World's Best Female Chef.

Spain's culinary landscape has proved a popular place for pop-ups from renowned chefs. In January, Chef Grant Achatz of Chicago's Alinea took up residence in Madrid to showcase dishes ranging from authentically-prepared Spanish seafood to hot dog-flavored gelatin bites.

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