Iberian Suite – Juan Mari Arzak: The world is a house

Iberian Suite – Juan Mari Arzak: The world is a house

Explore the creative culinary vision of globally acclaimed chef Juan Mari Arzak, who has spent 45 years in haute cuisine.

Juan Mari Arzak: Etxe Bat Da Mundua

  • Juan Mari Arzak: The World Is a House
  • Directed by Hasier Etxeberria, 58 minutes

Juan Mari Arzak has spent 45 years in haute cuisine. Thanks to his creativity, personality, and ability, he is one of the most acclaimed chefs in the world. He rules the Arzak restaurant in San Sebastian, which has maintained three Michelin stars since 1989. This film explores his particular vision of the soul of his kitchen.

A documentary filmmaker, journalist, and author of numerous books on gastronomy, Hasier Etxeberria grew up in Elgoibar, Spain, but settled in Hendaye. In the early 1980s, he was witness to the so-called New Basque Cuisine movement. For the festival, Etxeberria presents two films that focus on cuisine and chefs from the Basque region. Following each screening, he takes the Family Theater stage to lead an engaging discussion. Each film is presented in Basque and Spanish with English subtitles, followed by lectures presented in Basque and Spanish with an English interpreter. Recommended for age 12 and up.

Presented as part of the Kennedy Center's International Festival IBERIAN SUITE: global arts remix.

  • Culinary Arts
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Sun, March 08, 2015
  • 2:00 pm


Venue map

Family Theater, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566


Free and open to the public.

More information

Festival's website


Presented by the Kennedy Center in cooperation with the governments of Portugal and Spain. Presenting Underwriter HRH Foundation. Spanish programs presented with the support of SPAIN arts & culture, Marca España and the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport of Spain. View the full festival credits. This particular event is supported by The Etxepare Basque Institute.



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