Pekinese dumpling

David Muñoz to Open Street XO Location in London

London outpost is slated to open in November

David Muñoz, of Diver XO, Madrid’s only restaurant with three Michelin stars, is opening a London outpost of Street XO, the “high octane and more accessible younger sibling to Diver XO” in November, according to a release.

The London outpost will be located on Old Burlington Street in Mayfair.

“Like the original Street XO in Madrid, the menu at Street XO London takes inspiration from European, Asian and South American cuisines however most dishes have either a Mediterranean or East Asian back bone,” the release reads. “Not for the faint hearted, David’s playful menu aims to shock, surprise and delight diners with bold and gutsy flavours from visually arresting creations.”

On the menu are sharing dishes, including Pekinese dumpling, crunchy pig’s ear, and strawberry hoisin, aioli, and gherkins; steamed club sandwich, ricotta cheese, fried quail egg, and shichimi-togarashi; and kimchi croquetas, tuna steak, and burnt butter.

“After moving to London when I was 21 and spending five years working in restaurants like Nobu and Hakkasan, I feel like this is my second home,” Muñoz said. “Great things have happened for me here and I really grew as a chef working in London kitchens. I’m so excited to now bring a cooking style that I’ve really evolved in Madrid to London.”

The drinks on the cocktail menu are described as “playful and unexpected,” and balance sweet, salt, sour, and bitter flavors. They include the Liquid DiverXO (jasmine, coconut vinegar, lime, ginger, and violet essence), The Smoker USA (aged rum, lime juice, cola, cranberry juice, mandarin tea, and ginger), and Japo Jerez (smoked pea soda, shiso, miso, yuzu, sake, and palo cortado served with flamed street shrimp).

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