02/02/2023 - New York, USA
Mikel de Luis, a chef and gastronomic entrepreneur from Bilbao based in New York and owner in Manhattan of the Haizea Basque restaurant & Txoko, of the Amona company and gastronomic line, as well as catering and events, Passed away suddenly. His life was an intense struggle to carry out his culinary projects and gain a foothold in this field, last two decades in the United States and New York City. He was a truly Athletic fan and a collaborator of Basque Clubs such as the New England Basque Club and EENY. His social networks announce that his companies are closed until further notice. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, February 7, from 10 a.m. to noon at Reddens Funeral Home, 325 14th St. (between 8th and 9th Ave) in New York City. Gogoan Bego (GB).
This is the obituary published by his friends in his memory:
It is with profound sadness that we announce the unexpected and untimely passing of our beloved Chef Mikel de Luis.
Mikel was passionate and charming. He was fully invested in whatever he was doing and his passion was infectious.
He was on a mission of making real Basque cuisine known in the New York food scene with his beautiful creations.
Mikel had a natural manner about him that drew everyone in and created real personal connections throughout his lifetime, making each of us feel important to him. That was the overarching characteristic that permeated every aspect of his life.
He was a genuine force of nature, standing out amongst those we meet as one of the “Unforgettables.”
His premature death has shaken us to our core and he is deeply, achingly missed.
Rest in peace, beloved Mikel. Your team, family and friends will miss you deeply.
To honor this passionate, wonderful man, proudly Basque, a diehard Athtletic Bilbao fan & talented Chef, Mikel de Luis, please Join Us for a viewing Tuesday February 7th, 2023 10am-noon at Reddens Funeral Home 325 14th St. (bet 8th & 9th Ave) NYC.