If there was one known Chef that I quickly learned about after first meeting Chad, it was definitely Ferran Adria. Head Chef of El Bulli, one of the most experimental restaurants in the world, Chad has always had a school boy fascination with Ferran's use of molecular gastronomy while creating his dishes. El Bulli, a Michelin 3 star restaurant, which officially closed it's doors on July 30, 2011, was legendary. Receiving nearly 2 million reservation requests a year, the restaurant only accommodated 8,000 guests per season. Needless to say, Chad was more than a bit bummed that we would never get to cross a visit to El Bulli off his bucket list. HOWEVER, parts of Ferran Adria live on in the likes of El Bulli Rock Star and Ferran Adria protege, Carles Abellan, Chef and Creator of Comerç 24 in Barcelona. Michelin star rated as well, Comerç 24 is sure to be one hell of a restaurant experience..
Any guesses where we scored dinner reservations next week?! Chad's one happy camper! :)
You can read more about this restaurant, and other Carles Abellan concepts, at their website HERE