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In case you missed this: elBulli will close for two years

January 26, 2010 |  5:42 pm

Adria Ferran Adria says he will close elBulli -- his restaurant on the coast of Spain outside of Roses -- to the public from 2012 through 2013, according to the Associated Press. The restaurant is known for Adria's progressive cuisine. The restaurant will reopen in 2014.

“With a format like the current one it is impossible to keep creating,” Adria, 47, told reporters at 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.”

Adria says his goal is to break the molds that determine what food should look or feel like. In a statement, he said the 2012-13 stretch “will be devoted to think, plan and prepare the new format for subsequent years. ... During this time, all the know-how about elaborations, techniques and styles acquired after 30 years of creative research will be analyzed, and the results of said work will be compiled in a comprehensive, a thorough encyclopedia.”

The restaurant is open from June to December this year (Adria and his team spend the other six months of the year in the restaurant's Barcelona laboratory). Reservation requests for the 2010 season are no longer being accepted. The reservation system for 2011 will be open in December. Plan accordingly.

Photo credit: Dominique Faget / AFP/Getty Images
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