The recent news of Ferran Adrià taking the decision to call a stop to the world’s number 1 restaurant this year in July, caused much stir and worry that this was the end of his spectacular and creative approach to cooking that was so perfectly located within close reach of Barcelona city. El Bulli, this world renowned 3 Michelin star restaurant priding itself on its creativeness and molecular gastronomy, is something of a one off; with its idyllic location overlooking a bay in Catalonia’s Costa Brava coastline and simple sea side restaurant appearance, this gastronomical vision receives a flood of more than 2 million reservation requests each season. Its popularity and pristine reputation amongst the high-end yet adventurous or simply inquisitive gastronomic minded is clear through the pure over indulgence of reservations with the restaurant only accepting a mere 8,000 of these vast requests.
The closing of El Bulli needn’t be the grounds to cross Barcelona off your top foodie destination to visit; last month Ferran Adrià, brother Albert and the three Iglesias brothers have successfully opened ‘Tickets Restaurant’ in Barcelona’s theatre district at 164 Avenida del Paral.lel. This will allow the continual portrayal of his fascination with the gastronomic creative capabilities that the world has to offer, by offering an evolution in traditional tapas.
Next door to this prime ‘foodie’ destination is their other latest project, 41 degrees; primarily the ‘cocktail bar’ of the two destinations; however, maintaing that infamous gastronomic quality that Ferran Adria does best it also offers a prime selection of snacks and small tapas to enjoy.
These new additions to the restaurant and eatery world only opened their doors last month and the news is spreading, people are getting inquisitive as to what the latest gem following on from El Bulli really is and what it has to offer. It is certainly in a fantastic location in Barcelona and should feature in prime position in amongst the other gastronomic experiences that the city has to offer. A definite place to experience; even solely through sheer inquisitiveness and intrigue. Why not stay in the Old Town of Barcelona with everything on your doorstep allowing you to put aside one evening to really enjoy what the Adrià brothers have accomplished here in Barcelona or perhaps stay further towards the area of El Borne in this fantastic 2 bedroom stylish apartment with a terrace.
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