Tag Archives: Ferran Adria

Sunday Photo – elBulli – My First Time There

With elBulli now closed for good as a restaurant, I can’t help but reminisce. The first time I ever saw elBulli was in August of 2003. when we were visiting friends in Catalunya. We were in the area and I […]

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Ferran Adrià in conversation with Colman Andrews

elBulli, the most celebrated restaurant of the last 20 years and maybe ever, is closing in its current form for good at the end of this month. As is clear to any reader of this website, Ferran Adria is my […]

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elBulli 2011 – The Courses

While all courses will be presented here, I will not attempt a detailed accounting of each course. There has already been much written about these and other courses from this, the final season of elBulli as we have come to […]

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A Family Affair at elBulli

Over the years a lot has been written about elBulli. I’ve written a few things myself and described previous meals there in detail on the eGullet Society forums here and here. Since those days coverage of elBulli meals and dishes […]

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Tickets – A Traveler’s Dream

The setting is sensational, combining a number of seating locations, bars and kitchens , resulting in a collection of visual cues to keep the eyes occupied and entertained. The restaurant would have been just as much at home if located […]

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Blog Find – Lisa Abend

Ever wonder what it must be like to work at elBulli as a stagiare (culinary apprentice)? One of the most coveted positions in the entire cooking world has been examined up close by my friend, Lisa Abend. Many of you […]

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Starchefs ICC 2010: Art vs Craft – Keller, Kinch & Barber Discuss

The main theme of the 5th Annual Starchefs International Chefs Congress this past September in NYC was Art vs. Craft. There is no question that cooking involves craft and good cooking involves plenty of it. The more controversial question […]

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Gerry Dawes’ Review of Ferran from Food Arts

Reprinted with permission of Gerry Dawes.

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Ferran Adrià  and Tim Zagat at the book launch 
at the International Culinary Center in NYC on Oct. 12, 2010
Ferran: The Inside Story of El Bulli and the Man Who Reinvented […]

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Ferran Adriá at Bar Basque

Ferran Adriá was in NYC over the past few days to kick of the newly published book, Ferran: The Inside Story of El Bulli and the Man Who Reinvented Food  written by Colman Andrews to paint a literary portrait […]

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elBulli – Losing a Love?

I had written the following over the weekend in response to the original New York times story saying that elBulli would not re-open as a restaurant after the 2011 season. Since then, Ferran Adria has clarified his position […]

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