Pizarro, a renowned Spanish chef, took into consideration both the career paths of dentistry and food. However, thanks to his love for food, he had to leave his passion for dentistry and continue with his cooking. Pizzaro from Caceres has now lived in London since the year 2000. Notably, he is referred to as the Godfather of Spanish cooking. This is because, to date, he has worked with some really prestigious Spanish restaurants, which include the likes of Brindisa, Eyre Brothers, and Gaudi.
In the year 2011, he opened his first restaurant, Jose Tapas Bar, in Bermondsey Street. Many Londoners were very happy with this restaurant. After this, he opened two more restaurants in the Capital. These are Pizarro, which is located a few yards from Jose Tapas, and Jose Pizarro, located at the Broadgate Circle.
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Apart from his cooking talents, he has also published three books. His first book was The Seasonal Spanish Food, Kyle Books 2009, followed by Basque, Hardie Grant, 2016. His third book was Spanish Flavors (Kyle Books, 2012). Notably, his latest work is Catalonia, which was published in October of 2017. It shows the wonderful journey, highlighting the excellent dishes of that region.
In the year 2014, in Mayhew, Pizarro was voted as one of the 100 Espanoles. This prestigious award shows that he was among the top 100 Spaniard cooks from all over the world. The awarding system looks at how these cooks have direct affluence and effects on other people’s lives, their ability to show Spanish pride, and the love for their country, which they showcase through their work.
Pizarro: Named After His Grandfather
Pizarro is a full-sized restaurant located one block away from Jose Tapas Bar, situated on Bermondsey Street. In the front, there is bar that serves a variety of Sherries and Spanish wines. It also serves Spanish style gin tonics and cocktails. If you get a window seat, you can enjoy the view of the beautiful St. Mary Magdalene church. On the other hand, you can comfortably sit at the long communal table or at the bar. While sitting, you can drink your favorite wine and pick on the cheese, cold cuts, snacks, and special tapas throughout the day.
At the back, you get a private restaurant seating, that sits tables for 2 and 4. You will also find the banquettes that sits 4 to 5 people. There is a large and long communal table for 8 to 16 people. Furthermore, there is a private dining room included for 8 to 10 people.
The restaurant is opened for lunch and dinner throughout the week from Monday to Sunday. At this time, you can get the menu of the restaurant at both the restaurant and the bar as well. Consequently, you can enjoy your food at the window seat or at any other sitting place.