European chef Juan Mari Arzak has opened a restaurant in London, Ametsa, an offshoot of his three Michelin-starred eponymous restaurant in San Sebastian, Spain.
"You always have to adapt to the place you are going to, so our idea of a very locally based cuisine is one thing in San Sebastian and may be something else in London," Arzak said. "For example, if we can’t find the sort of hake we want but we see some really good mackerel here, we’ll adapt it. And we’ll think this sauce works really well with this fish. So we’ll be doing things here that have evolved from what we’ve done at Arzak."