elBulli: Ferran Adrià and The Art of Food @ Somerset House

An event not to be missed! This guy is my idol!!! Listed as number 1 of the top 50 restaurants in the world for five years, and making a loss since 2000 getting inside the head of the artist who created Elbulli is going to be a great experience.   

Who's up for drinks & dinner after to chat about the exhibit???

I've just bought 5 more tickets for the event, I hope you can join us!!!

BOOK HERE: http://tastour.com/upcoming-events/?ee=106



1PM - Coffee/snack

I am going to 'rest and refuel' at Michelin-starred chef Tom Aikens' deli named TOM'S DELI from 1pm (please note there are several TOM's restaurants - we are meeting at his informal restaurant.)

2PM - Meet outside the exhibition.  The point where you show your ticket for the El Bulli exhibit.

Late comers: Please note, that I am not able to enter without you.  Please text me if you plan not to come, as I will wait outside the exhibit until you arrive.  Please text me if you are going to be late as well. [masked]

5:15 PM - After exhibit chat - the best part of going with a group!!!

I've managed to book a table in the East wing at 5:15 PM which allows for  extra time for you to visit galleries on your way there, depending on how quickly you walk through the El bulli exhibit.

I hope all of you will stop by for at least a drink and to share your thoughts.


Here's the link to pay for your ticket.  : http://tastour.com/upcoming-events/?ee=106


For meetup members, there is a £7 meeetup fee which includes the paypal fee and buying the organiser a drink. Making the total price £17 if you book before 25th Aug.  £20 after.

Bon Vivant members, please log into the site for your £5 discount. For membership information, please visit www.tastour.com

From the website:

This summer, Somerset House is hosting a major retrospective exhibition on a global icon of gastronomy, Ferran Adrià, and the restaurant he built to become the world’s best, elBulli. In partnership with Estrella Damm, elBulli: Ferran Adrià and The Art of Food is the world’s first exhibition dedicated to a chef and his restaurant. The retrospective showcases the art of cuisine and cuisine as art by taking a behind-the-scenes look at the legendary laboratory and kitchen of the internationally renowned restaurant, which delighted diners in Cala Montjoi, a small picturesque bay on the Catalan coast near Roses, for over 50 years. Charting the evolution of elBulli, the exhibition features an in-depth, multimedia display of each of the essential ingredients that make up the culinary creative mastermind of Ferran Adrià and his team: research (handwritten notes and hand-drawn sketches); preparation (plasticine models, which were made for all the dishes served as a means for quality control of colour, portion size and position on the plate, and the specially-designed utensils used); presentation (original tasting menus, cutlery laid on the tables and salivating shots of the creations taken from the catalogue to be published by Phaidon next year), and plaudits (original restaurant reviews and other press clippings).  Combined with archive footage of the chefs and clientele, the exhibition’s ephemera are testament to Adrià’s abundant talent, genius and ambition.

Adrià said of the Somerset House show: “Even though the restaurant of elBulli is now closed, the spirit of elBulli is still very much alive and this exhibition is one of the ways of keeping it so.  For some, I hope it will revive good memories, and for others it will give a flavour of a fine dining experience like no other.  Overall, it is an ode to the creativity, imagination, innovation, talent and teamwork of everyone at elBulli, but especially the world-famous chefs who trained with us and took these values into their own restaurants around the world.

“I am delighted to be presenting it in London at the prestigious Somerset House, another creative hub which, like elBulli, always invites you to try something new and perhaps a little unpredictable.”

Please post a comment if you would like to go out for drinks/dinner after.

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  • Thomas

    I am curious to see the pictures.

    September 3, 2013

  • Deepankar

    Fantastic exhibition... Kudos for organising Kelly and great meeting you all!

    September 3, 2013

  • Thomas

    Kelly thank you for this nice event. I enjoyed it, especially the talks about the art.
    It is nice to meet very nice new persons and share a nice day.

    I hope to see all again.

    September 2, 2013

  • sandra n

    Kelly thanks for publicising I had a fab time. Great to meet one and all. :-)

    September 1, 2013

  • dkayuk

    Excellent meetup, had a great time. Thanks to Kelly for organising this!

    September 1, 2013

  • Louise E.

    Hi just brought a ticket using the link to your website. I have the transaction id etc but no actual paper ticket to print ie nothing with a bar code. Is that correct? I will print off what I have regardless. I will meet you at Tom deli and stay for a drink after the exhibit.

    September 1, 2013

  • Kelly


    Can't wait until tomorrow. There are 3 more tickets left, if you haven't bought yours: http://tastour.com/upcoming-events/?ee=106

    If you have, the meeting points are posted on the meetup.

    See you between 1 & 2pm tomorrow. There are some train lines down, so please check www.tfl.gov.uk before you travel.



    My number is[masked]

    August 31, 2013

  • Justin

    Hi Kelly,

    I will also stay for a drink but not a meal afterwards.

    August 27, 2013

  • dkayuk

    Hi Kelly, I'm staying for a drink afterwards, but not a meal.

    August 27, 2013

  • Julia R.

    Hi everyone, I am really looking forward to meet you all and see the exhibition with some fellow foodies!

    2 · August 19, 2013

    • Kelly

      Hi Julia, As you posted a comment, I didn't remove you from the list. There are still a few tickets. Hope you can join us!

      August 27, 2013

  • Kelly

    If you haven't paid: I've just bought 5 more tickets for the event, I hope you can join us!!! Please book your tickets here, or change your rsvp: http://tastour.com/upcoming-events/?ee=106

    August 27, 2013

  • winnie

    Hi Kelly , I was trying pay online, but something was wrong, I pay with Hongkong visa card... What can I do pls

    August 21, 2013

  • Kelly

    Hello Tastourians,

    Seems hard to believe that the 1st September is this weekend!

    If you have bought a ticket, can you let me know if you will stay for a drink/tapas afterwards? See notes below and post a comment on the meetup page.

    If you haven't bought your ticket, can you email me asap to request one? We have sold out of our pre-purchased tickets and I would like to buy a few more, but need to know how many are interested. I will be removing all those not paid, so if you want to come, just resign up and email.


    August 27, 2013

  • Pam

    Yes that would be great drinks/dinner after

    August 27, 2013

  • Lisa

    Dinner after sounds fun.

    1 · August 26, 2013

  • brian r.

    love somerset my favorite art gallery in london, also views from the terrase


    1 · August 25, 2013

  • Pam

    would have loved to come along but I am working until 5pm.

    August 24, 2013

  • sandra n

    Got my tkt...can't wait!!

    August 23, 2013

  • brian r.

    sounds great I love the art gallery at Somerset House...best in London?

    1 · August 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry am going to a football match

    1 · August 13, 2013

  • Alicia

    Darn already got a ticket for the weekend before!

    1 · August 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    not sure which wine would go with plasticine though ;)

    1 · August 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    wonder if they let you eat the exhibits....?

    August 6, 2013

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