In this week’s Young & Hungry, I proposed that José Andrés‘ THINKfoodGROUP finance the necessary research to open a full-blown Salvadoran restaurant in D.C., so that we all could finally get a taste of the country’s cuisine without interference from Mexico. The celebrity chef quickly responded this morning with an email. His short answer? No Salvadoran project.

Of course, his rejection came with a clever little dig.

The full text of his email is below:

“Hi Tim!…….good article……..

Sorry to inform that is not in my plans a Salvadorean project, amigo!

I have work to do to bring homeyness, consistency and price to my Jaleo> menu…….

See you soon,

Jose Andres”