El Bulli

By Sound Unseen. LLC (other events)

Sunday, June 12 2011 1:00 PM 3:00 PM
El Bulli is a restaurant owned by Three-star chef Ferran Adrià (widely considered the best, most innovative and craziest chef in the world) and Juli Soler. Ferran Adrià is considered the most creative chef of our time. El Bulli is famous around the world for its avant-garde cuisine, and the annual number of reservation requests is overwhelming. The renowned magazine Restaurant’s annual international jury of chefs and restaurant critics has voted El Bulli the World’s Best Restaurant five times. In Cala Monjoi, a cove near Roses, in the Catalan province of Girona, a few hours from Barcelona. The only way they can prepare their creations is by keeping the restaurant open for six months, so the cooks can spend the remaining time developing new dishes in their cooking laboratory El Bulli Taller.

Pictures are taken down and cutlery wrapped up in cellophane foil, as a delivery van is loaded with machines and boxes. In the tiny cove of Montjoi below, waves pound the beach. We are at El Bulli, witnessing the closing of probably the most famous restaurant in the world. No, it’s not forever, just until next season. Each winter the restaurant closes, and Ferran Adrià, Oriol Castro and Eduard Xatruch cloister themselves in their experimental kitchen in Barcelona for half a year, to create their new menu for the following season. Anything goes – except copying oneself. Synopsis provided by Kino/Lorber.