Hydrocolloids = Oscars.
It's time to cool it with the tasting-menus-as-torture pieces.
"Do not imitate Ferran AdriÃ ," says Ferran AdriÃ .
With sound effects!
"His presence alone, and the intensity of being in his kitchen — it’s enough. No one works well when you tell them they’re a piece of sh-t all day."
And it STILL sounds better than 'The Smurfs'!
Slate has spent a lot of time thinking about El Bulli dish names.
He's mulling menus inspired by the French Laundry and El Bulli for his Chicago restaurant Next.
It's every bit as hushed and reverential as you'd expect.
"The other night I was teleported to Ferran Adria’s El Bulli with my exceedingly close friend, the actress Reese Witherspoon."
The 'New York' restaurant critic experiences one last supper at El Bulli.
And thus the I-Ate-at-El-Bulli-Piece torch is passed.
Which will heretofore be known as IAAEBPs.
It's called the El Bulli Foundation, and as you'd imagine, it's kind of kooky.
The restaurant gets a corporate sponsorship.
Dwight Garner really doesn't like Colman Andrews's new book about the El Bulli chef.
Plus: a pitch for the next El Bulli, and the origins of the po' boy, all in our morning news roundup.
Identifying "a sort of madness that came to infect the food world."
Plus: a new Fairway on the UES, and Penthouse Club gets sued, all in our morning news roundup.