Scallops, kiwicha and high altitude algae - Virgilio Martínez, #7Chefs1Dinner at Hispania, London

#7Chefs1Dinner at Hispania, London

Menu from a dinner at Hispania, London, featuring seven visiting chefs with dishes created by Eneko Atxa (Azurmendi), Ángel León (Aponiente), Virgilio Martínez (Central), Josean Alija (Nerua Guggenheim Bilbao), Marcos Morán (Casa Gerardo), Esben Bang (Maaemo) and Jorge Vallejo (Quintonil):

Bloody “Mar” – Eneko Atxa

Ground anchovies – Ángel León

Scallops, kiwicha and high altitude algae – Virgilio Martínez

Tomatoes in sauce, aromatic herbs on a capers base – Josean Alija

Vegetables and herbs with “fabada juice” – Marcos Morán

Sour cream porridge – Esben Bang

Vegetable mole – Jorge Vallejo

Pineapple and ginger – Marcos Morán

Black olives ashes on a casein of aromatic herbs and liquorice (makil goxo) ice cream – Josean Alija

Qin Xie

Qin Xie is a London based food, wine and travel journalist and trained chef.

When not infiltrating Michelin restaurants as a kitchen tourist, she writes about food, drink and travel. Her work has appeared on Yahoo, FT, The Times and CNN.

Her first cookbook, co-authored with YS Peng at Hunan Restaurant, is out March 2014.

According to friends, her watch is always set to UTC -- ready for the next big adventure. In reality, she is happiest at the dinner table or by the sea.

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