It seems that the news from Spain keep on coming lately….
El Bulli is undoubtedly the most controversial and experimental restaurant in the world that receives up to 1,000,000 reservation requests a year, where only 8,000 lucky ones get a table.
But getting a reservation at Ferran Adria’s El Bulli just got a lot harder. The molecular gastronomy king announced that he will be closing his iconic molecular gastronomy restaurant El bulli, on the coast of Spain for all of 2012 and 2013. Adria broke the news at the Madrid Fusion food conference, stressing that the restaurant is simply reshaping as it eschews serving meals to the public:
Confirming rumors that have been floating for some time now, Adria notes that the “sabbatical” is simply to give a new sense of focus to the restaurant, to re evaluate the excessive amounts of technique developed through its years of existence and evolution and to re energize and rethink the whole restaurant entity that is El Bulli.
As it stands, El Bulli has always had a limited season, starting in mid June and ending in December, with reservations for the next season only attainable on a single day close to the end of the previous one. So, if you didn’t nab a 2010 Reservation , your only chance dine at El Bulli for the next three years will come sometime next January. On the upside, Adria will have some time to prepare his lectures at the up and coming Molecular Gastronomy Cooking School .
More details about the Molecular Gastronomy school are coming up soon… A very exciting development for chefs across the globe….