elBulli: Ferran Adria and the Art of Food – exhibition in London in July

Ferran Adrià is heading to London and offering an exhibition that explores two areas in which he is extremely well-versed: the art of science and food. The intricacies of his experimental style of cooking and the molecular gastronomy that catapulted him to fame will be on display for all to see. Whether you’ve eaten as his … Continue reading

El Somni – the gastronomic opera by El Celler de Can Roca

It was a nice morning in London last Monday when we have gathered in Mandarin Oriental, a nice international crowd  of food and travel journalists and opinionmakers, for the Catalonian breakfast with the legendary Roca brothers (El Celler de Can Roca) and tonight (6th May) is the day when premiere of El Somni will happen. … Continue reading

Pakta by Albert and Ferran Adria will be open in March

Originally scheduled to open in January, the new Japanese-Peruvian fusion restaurant by the Adria brothers will open in early March. Called Pakta, the restaurant will serve a cuisine called nikkei. It will be located in Barcelona, next door to Tickets, which is operated by Albert Adria. So far, Pakta will seat 30 and will feature … Continue reading

2011 Conde Nast Golden List: Hotels for foodies

First-class food is just one of the reasons to stay at these classic culinary gems. Metropolitan, Bangkok Just around the corner from Lumpini Park in the centre of Bangkok, this 171-room sister to London’s famous Metropolitan is an ultra-modern hotel with Comme des Garçons staff uniforms, hand-woven silk curtains and paintings by Thai artist Natee Utarit. … Continue reading

Architect Alfredo Arribas’ ambitious Spanish winemaking projects

What happens when an architect turns vintner? In the case of Spanish architect Alfredo Arribas, the move spawned not just one winery but two—both infused with artistry from the wine itself down to illustrated labels, and of course the beautifully modern buildings housing them too. Based in the emerging wine-making regions of Priorat and the neighboring … Continue reading

Hyper-Tapas Bar by Ferrran Adria

The cocktail bar 41o and the tapas bar Tickets is an hyper-tapas bar/restaurant located in Barcelona, in the midst of the theatre district. Owned by Ferran and Albert Adria and the three Iglesias brothers (from Rias de Galicia Restaurant), Tickets Restaurant consists of five theatre-type bars offering an evolution in traditional tapas;  even sweet tapas are served in … Continue reading

Catalonia’s Humble Culinary King

For most foodies, nothing conjures up Catalonia’s emergence as a culinary hotspot like the ethereal foams of celebrated chef Ferran Adrià. Using outlandish ingredients, inventive technology, and a tasteless stabilizing agent, Mr. Adrià found a way to convert the edible and drinkable into the otherworldly. But for homegrown foodies, the key to Catalan cuisine can … Continue reading