If you've ever been tempted to organize a progressive dinner through José Andrés's cluster of restaurants in Penn Quarter but never got your act together, this may be the nudge you need: There is now officially a “Tour de José.”
Tickets for the tour are now available, with the dinners debuting Oct. 17. The dinner consists of 15 to 20 courses, starting at Zaytinya and continuing to Jaleo, Oyamel and China Chilcano. The tour hits all of Andrés's restaurants in the neighborhood, except for Minibar and Barmini, and costs $195, including beverage pairings, tax and gratuity.
So, yes, depending on how much you want to eat or drink, it's possible you could create your own movable feast for less. Then again, the tour accommodates up to six diners, and groups will have guaranteed seating ready for them when they arrive at each restaurant. (It's also a less expensive, if different, splurge than the $275 per person experience at Minibar, which is not all-inclusive.)
Expect the tour to take about three hours; restaurant management will make sure diners stay on schedule and move from place to place. Tours kick off at 5 p.m. on Sunday and 6:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and can be purchased at josesway.com.