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.
HOW TO BOOK:
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.