Top Spanish chef Andres Condé, formerly of the iconic elBulli in Catalonia, and more recently Tickets and 41° restaurants in Barcelona, has joined the Harbour House Group as head of their restaurant menus (excluding those at Lucky Fish).
His first task has been to revamp the menus at the popular tapas restaurants La Parada, in the Cape Town CBD on Bree Street & on the main road in Kalk Bay.
Condé, until recently a lecturer at the prestigious Basque Culinary Centre in San Sebastian, has for years been at the forefront of Spanish alta cocina, mastering the techniques that contributed towards making elBulli into the world famous icon of modern gastronomy.
In 2003 Andres Condé won the award for best young chef of Navarra, Spain. The prize was a 2-month internship at elBulli after which he stayed on for a further 6 years. After a season in the hot and cold kitchens he moved on to pastry, his true love, where he remained for two years.
In 2006, when elBulli went into it’s annual break, he did six months at The French Laundry in California, also in the pastry kitchen. He returned to elBulli to spend the following three years as Albert Adrià’s right hand in the development of new techniques, culminating in the production of the elBulli dessert book Natura.
In 2010 he left elBulli to assist Albert Adrià with the development of recipes and menus for both Tickets and 41°. Andres was head chef and creator of all desserts for Tickets during 2011 and 2012.
He resigned in September 2012 in anticipation of his son’s birth and took up his teaching position at Basque Culinary Centre.
Andres hails from Pamplona in Navarra, Spain. He studied at the Escuela Superior de Hostelería de Santurce in Bilbao where he finished first in his class.
He loves the thrill of making his imagination edible but also believes that technique is the servant of flavour, texture and appearance.
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