David Muñoz — the Spanish chef who, at 34 years old, retains the incredible distinction of being the only current chef in Madrid with three Michelin stars — has recently revealed expansion plans that include New York City.
Muñoz told Eater that he plans to open four or five worldwide locations of StreetXO, the casual offshoot of DiverXO, his fine dining restaurant, which has held the Michelin Guide’s highest ranking since 2013. In June, StreetXO heads to London, and will open in New York City in 2016.
“New York is the gate to the world,” Muñoz told Eater. “I should say that in terms of business, opening StreetXO in New York is a great challenge. It's probably one of the most demanding cities in the world for culinary concepts. They have so many great restaurants that it is not easy to succeed.”
To that end, Muñoz plans to do some tailoring for New York. For starters, the concept will not be called StreetXO, and its menu will offer the “most evolved” version of the chef’s affordable-yet-elevated cuisine. The expansion also includes “very cool” business partners, but the chef could not reveal who.