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Winemaker Alejandro Fernandez pays a visit to his friend José Andrés at the Bazaar. Angelenos reap the rewards of the house-call.

On Tuesday, May 18th, our favorite molecular gastronomist José Andrés will be hosting Spanish master winemaker Alejandro Fernandez and the folks at Classical Wines from Spain at Saam, the chef’s tasting room at The Bazaar. The collaboration marks the 25th anniversary of the first international shipment of Tinto Pesquera, Ferandez’s original masterpiece. The night should be a doozy; it’s already rated an 82 (near epic) on Feast. (Perhaps in part to Andrés’s recent steamy nitro session with Anderson Cooper on 60 Minutes.) The menu will include some Bazaar favorites like the burst-in-your-mouth liquid mozzarella of the Not Your Everyday Caprese and the poofy madness of the Cotton Candy Foie Gras (We’re still waiting fore these to hit the county fair.). But it’s the pairing of the braised Wagyu beef cheeks with a rich, tannic Spanish wine that has us daydreaming at our desks. The dinner is open to the public and is set at $200/person. The wine flows at 7:00p.m.