Ferran Adria to Close El Bulli Temporarily

Taking a break from the molecular.
Taking a break from the molecular.

Molecular gastronomy maven Ferran Adria has announced that he will close his famed Catalonian restaurant El Bulli for all of 2012 and 2013. But this isn't a permanent closure, he assures: "I need time to decide how 2014 is going to be. We want the year 2014 to stand out and I know that when I return it will not be the same."

Meanwhile, Chef Adam Melonas, who worked closely under Adria at El Bulli, has announced plans to open a 60-seat restaurant in New York. The Brisbane Times reports that venture is expected to be a "sensory space, incorporating music, art and architecture, and a 23-course menu. There will also be a laboratory that transforms into a private dining room for 16 at night."

[via Eater, Grub Street]


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