A new restaurant backed by some serious Spanish sports legends is arriving Sept. 21 in Beverly Hills: Tatel. The unit will be the first U.S. outpost of the Spanish restaurant, which has locations in Ibiza and Madrid.
Tatel was created by partners Manuel Campos Guallar, Abel Matutes Prats, and tennis legend Rafael Nadal, within the hospitality subsidiary of their investment company Mabel Capital. The restaurant’s high-profile investors include soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo and Los Angeles Lakers player Pau Gasol.
And it’s not just the financial side that has some serious names behind it; Tatel’s kitchen is being run by Michelin-starred chef Luigi Fineo. Fineo received the Michelin star in 2008 while operating as the executive chef at Chef at La Botte Ristorante in Santa Monica, Calif., a first for the restaurant. That made Fineo the youngest chef to receive the honor.
More recently, Fineo spent two years at The French Laundry under Thomas Keller before moving to Keller’s Bouchon Beverly Hills. Most recently, Fineo worked alongside chef Gino Angelini as executive chef of Rivabella Ristorante.
Fineo’s menu for Tatel will focus on organic and locally sourced ingredients, Mediterranean recipes and quality Spanish seafood tradition.
While the U.S. menu is not public yet, the Spanish menu features items like a truffle omelette, rice with King Prawns, roasted monkfish with a rice emulsion and King Prawns, steak tartar and Iberico Ham.
Tatel’s interior will feature large windows and terraces, much like the two locations in Spain, all influenced by the roaring 20’s or, as they call it in Spanish, “Los Dorados 1920’s.”
The first Tatel opened in Madrid in 2014.