el Bulli, food trends, molecular gastronomy, Restaurant reboot

El Bulli Takes a Nap

Ferran Adrià, of the much acclaimed and lauded, El Bulli, announced he will be shutting down the restaurant from 2012-2013, according to the New York Times:

“With a format like the current one it is impossible to keep creating,” Mr. Adrià, 47, told reporters at the gastronomic fair Madrid Fusion. “In 2014, we will serve food somehow. I don’t know if it will be for one guest or 1,000.”

Does this signal an end to “Molecular Gastronomy”—though, I felt it’s popularity was waning over the past two year–or is he just pushing the restart button?

Either way, it gives me exactly four years to save up and get a passport.