Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Farewell, El Bulli
Long favored as the greatest restaurant in the world, and sadly one I missed, Ferran Adrià has announced El Bulli, located in Roses, Spain, will close in 2012 and reopen two years later as a culinary school.
One of my most prized possession is the book, a weighty photographic essay, by the same name, which I will treasure so much more now that rumor has it even reservations are full until closing night in 2012.
I've always noted the juxtaposition of the sleek, state of the art kitchens and their rigorous and advanced product with the relative humbleness of the traditional dining space.
It was long accused of being the temple of an egomaniac.
That word is often used to describe the best. They should pay no mind, their achievement surely moves past words and on to transcendent perfection.
It will be interesting to see who and what emerges now.