What: Arros QD
In a nutshell: Quique Dacosta does London
Summing it all up: Multiple Michelin-starred Quique Dacosta is coming to the UK with a restaurant that has a big focus on rice. And maybe a bit of paella.
Quique Dacosta, who's the proud owner of not only multiple Michelin stars, but also a coveted spot in the Top 100 Restaurants in the World, will be bringing his know-how to London. Originally thought to be opening an InPaella chain - it's been revealed he's actually doing something new (albeit by the same people behind InPaella).
Called Arros QD - it's still heavily all about rice (hence that name). Here's what we know so far, thanks to the early press release: "Arros QD will showcase Quique’s unique style of cooking and highlight premium Spanish ingredients. The focus will be on rice, a product that does not currently have much presence in high-end gastronomy."
Dacosta has been described as 'the standard bearer for Spain's modernist movement' and a master of 'capturing the essence of the Mediterranean', making us all the more interested. He was awarded three Michelin stars for his Quique Dacosta restaurant in Denia, and one Michelin star at El Poblet in Valencia. So yes, we should be in for some very fine food here.
More about Arros QD
Where is it? Eastcastle Street, London W1
When does it open? Early 2019
Find out more: Follow Quique Dacosta on Instagram @qiqedacosta.