Save some room for dessert!
Albert Adrià of elBulli and elBarri fame is coming to London, his first time cooking outside of his native Spain. Food & Wine has called him a “legend” and a “revered figure in the international brotherhood of chefs.”
The younger of the Adrià brothers-Ferran Adrià is six and half years older-Albert will be whipping up a 30-course dinner for 50 days, starting February 12 at Café Royal, a luxury hotel just off Piccadilly Circus. Total dining time is expected to be around two-and-a-half hours and will run GBP 150, about $225. The evening starts in the Oscar Wilde Bar for cocktails and snacks before moving to The Domino restaurant for the main event.
El Bulli, of course, was the 3 Michelin star restaurant in Roses, Spain that closed in 2011. In 2006, The Guardian’s John Carlin called the eatery “the most imaginative generator of haute cuisine on the planet.” Today, Albert has created a new chapter with a handful of acclaimed restaurants in Barcelona, featuring whimsical translation of raw food products into entertainment for the eyes, taste buds and imagination via his art form of “molecular gastronomy.”