It’s the perfect collaboration: Chef Barroso is the man behind the renowned Restaurante 040 in Santiago, Chile, that has garnered a reputation as one of the finest establishments in Latin America; and INTERSECT BY LEXUS is a unique cultural space where ideas and people converge.

A UNIQUE CULTURAL SPACE WHERE IDEAS AND PEOPLE CONVERGE

It runs a rotating Global Chef-in-Residence fine-dining culinary programme that allows the restaurant to introduce a new dining concept from a different chef every four to six months, hosting innovative and emerging culinary talent from around the world. Called 040 @ Intersect By Lexus, the space will serve a unique combination of contemporary gastronomy and Latin air to Manhattan with a 12-course tasting menu consisting of avant-garde tapas dishes served in non-traditional fashion – on beds of hay, wood panels or even the spiny shell of a sea urchin.

Working from a reserve of 30 small plates that he has curated over the years, Chef Barroso’s menu will change day to day, based on seasonality and surrounding influences, consistently highlighting local flavours and utilising avant-garde techniques. Dishes featured on the innovative menu include hake churros with béchamel foam, shank dumpling and smoked broth, and oyster with green apple and hot pepper sorbet.

CHEF BARROSO

Born in Madrid to a family of chefs, Sergio Barroso has worked at El Bulli (the legendary Michelin three-star restaurant known for its extraordinary Catalonian food); Denis Martin in Vevey, Switzerland and the five-star Monte-Carlo Beach in Monaco – all of which have shaped his celebrated cooking style.

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