We are eagerly awaiting the opening this winter season of Jaleo by Chef José Andrés in Disney Springs! To further whet our appetites, today José Andrés’ ThinkFoodGroup, in collaboration with renowned Spanish design firm Capella Garcia Arquitectura, has provided new artwork for the 22 thousand square foot restaurant which will serve the Chef’s authentic Spanish cuisine.
They shared that “the architectural form of the building is inspired by an artichoke, a vegetable native to José’s homeland. The artichoke structure opens up, inviting guests to enter and experience the very best of Spanish cuisine.” Color choices will present citrus-inspired hues of orange and lemon, with wood and ceramic materials also setting the scene.
Interestingly, the two-story building is without solid walls, making it completely open to the outside! The space will offer guests lake views while protecting them from the Florida sun.
Among the featured artwork will be “the ‘Suit of Lights,’ an iconic photo of a bullfighter’s suit from Spanish photographer Rafael Vargas, as well a collage of San Sebastian’s popular Concha beach by photographer Ciuco Gutiérrez, bringing the Spanish landscape closer to Walt Disney World Resort.”
“The idea of Jaleo, the Spanish word for “revelry,” inspires the large, family-style gathering space, inviting guests to share tapas and sangria, gather with family at the foosball tables, or enjoy the more elegant central seating for paellas and grilled meats, anchored by the restaurant’s open kitchen and wood fire grill.” Private dining will also be offered on two terraces presenting promenade or lake views.
Jaleo will also offer a quick service option in the building’s front corner! Spanish street-food-inspired sandwiches and salads will be on offer for guests on the main promenade of Disney Springs.
We look forward to welcoming Jaleo soon!! How about you?
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