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El Bulli: a day at the world's best restaurant

Thomas

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Isn't that the place where they serve food in test-tubes?
 

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It looks nice a decent enough place to get a burger and a beer. If I'm ever in the neighborhood, I'll be sure to pay it a visit.
 

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Oh shit, when I saw this thread, I thought someone here had eaten at it and was telling us about it. That'd be tight.


How about it? Matt? GDL? JayJay? anyone?
 

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Originally Posted by DarkNWorn
It looks nice a decent enough place to get a burger and a beer. If I'm ever in the neighborhood, I'll be sure to pay it a visit.

If you could wait a year for the reservation...
 

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Originally Posted by blackplatano
If you could wait a year for the reservation...

Can I just walk up to the front door and take a number?
 

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I passed on a meal there years ago. Most of the people I work with have been there though. The impression I get is that it is more of an experience than a meal. Certainly Grant Achatz has spent a bit of time there.
 

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Originally Posted by unpainted huffheinz
I passed on a meal there years ago. Most of the people I work with have been there though. The impression I get is that it is more of an experience than a meal. Certainly Grant Achatz has spent a bit of time there.

+1

A good friend of mine has gone there and said this as well. Its about food but manipulated in such a way as to shock you.. (try soup in cube form etc.)
 

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I've been to the DC restaurants of one of this guy's protoges. Cafe Atlantico is the one that's the most like a chemistry experiment. I admit, it was fun.
 

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Originally Posted by Manton
I've been to the DC restaurants of one of this guy's protoges. Cafe Atlantico is the one that's the most like a chemistry experiment. I admit, it was fun.
Yes, it's actually Minibar, a smaller restaurant inside the Cafe Atlantico. They only serve something like 16 people a night. It's a difficult reservation to get but not nearly as difficult as El Bulli.
 

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Originally Posted by KObalto
Yes, it's actually Minibar, a smaler restaurant inside the Cafe Atlantico. They only serve something like 16 people a night. It's a difficult reservation to get but not nearly as difficult as El Bulli.


Yeah, the Minibar is a nice experience, but it seems like the molecular techniques are more of the main focus, while the food plays second fiddle. The month prior, I went to WD-50, where I thought it was the opposite -- the food was main focus, while the molecular techniques were only employed to enhance the flavors or preparation. El Bulli is definitely on my list of places to try, but I want to time it with a visit to the Spanish F1 race.
 

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Surprised that most people here (or at least this thread) have no idea what El Bulli is.

The book by the way, is insane. It's like 5 inches thick and weighs a ton. I agree with one of the Amazon reviewers, though - many of the pictures that comprise it suck.
 

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43 courses... How much is a meal there?
 

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Originally Posted by kwilkinson
170 euros per person, then drinks and tip.

Oh... I thought it would be more. That's really not bad for what you get.
 

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