Tag: El Bulli

El Bulli Serves Its Final Dish; Batali Shows His Love For Michigan

El Bulli Serves Its Final Dish; Batali Shows His Love For Michigan

Even though I knew my chances of finagling a reservation were slim to none, I, like many other dining-denied foodies around the world, breathed a heavy sigh as the last plates of the notable El Bulli left the kitchen over weekend. Those of us who are serial Tweeters followed as famed chefs Jose Andres, Grant […]

August 4, 2011 | By
Advisory Dream Team Leads Adria’s New Culinary School; More Lawsuit Rumblings From Batali Employees

Advisory Dream Team Leads Adria’s New Culinary School; More Lawsuit Rumblings From Batali Employees

When he announced he’d be closing his world-famous El Bulli, chef Ferran Adrià made his plans for an upcoming new culinary school known. According to Time, the advisory board of Adrià’s new Basque Culinary Center recently came together in San Sebastian to brainstorm about the new institution. The culinary dream team – chefs from around […]

August 9, 2010 | By
New Book Reveals Kitchen Salaries; Starbucks Defends Schultz’s Pay Day

New Book Reveals Kitchen Salaries; Starbucks Defends Schultz’s Pay Day

According to Nation’s Restaurant News, a new book being released in May will feature a look at what kitchen workers around the country are being paid. The book, written by Rick Smilow, president and CEO of the Institute of Culinary Education, includes profiles on various executive chefs, sous chefs, and line cooks who discuss their […]

March 15, 2010 | By
El Bulli, Ferrán Adrià, and the discussion at hand…

El Bulli, Ferrán Adrià, and the discussion at hand…

Will he? Won’t he? What’s going on? The food world did a collective gasp last week when The New York Times declared that instead of merely closing for a few years of reinvention, famed chef Ferrán Adrià was actually planning on closing El Bulli, noted by many to be the best restaurant in the world. […]

February 16, 2010 | By
Friday Five: Five Restaurants On My ‘Must Eat’ List

Friday Five: Five Restaurants On My ‘Must Eat’ List

When I started this Friday Five, I was thinking I’d just jot down a few of the restaurants I’m still needing to visit. As I started compiling my wishlist, however, it grew until it became more of a collection of culinary treks I’d like to make – and all the restaurants I want to hit […]

January 29, 2010 | By
Ferrán Adrià to Close El Bulli In 2012-2013 For Redesign

Ferrán Adrià to Close El Bulli In 2012-2013 For Redesign

World-renowned chef Ferrán Adrià surprised many in the food world when he announced early Tuesday at the Madrid Fusion Summit that he would shutter his landmark restaurant, El Bulli, during the 2012-2013 seasons. Adrià, known as a leader in the world of molecular gastronomy, has facilitated the award-winning restaurant since 1984. Named the number one […]

January 27, 2010 | By
Daily Blender Exclusive: Chef David Chang

Daily Blender Exclusive: Chef David Chang

Strolling into a West Seattle restaurant on a dreary November afternoon, the man himself enters nearly unnoticed. Revered in writeups and showered with culinary awards, Chef David Chang remains a humble cook, without entourage, without fanfare, and generally in a friendly state. All despite his rock star status.

December 1, 2009 | By
Today’s Food Newsbits: Bruni Expands on Four Stars, A Comical Dinner at El Bulli, Subway Goes Loungy

Today’s Food Newsbits: Bruni Expands on Four Stars, A Comical Dinner at El Bulli, Subway Goes Loungy

The food world seemed astonished earlier this week when New York Times restaurant reviewer Frank Bruni unleashed a four-star rating on Danny Meyers’ Eleven Madison Park. With previous two and three star ratings, the highly regarded food aficionado awarded an additional star to the New York establishment, commenting that it’s “the best restaurant Danny Meyer […]

August 13, 2009 | By
Master Chef Adria To Dip His Fingers Into Pizza

Master Chef Adria To Dip His Fingers Into Pizza

Posted by Jennifer Heigl Famed master chef, and owner/executive chef of El Bulli, Ferrán Adrià, has decided to venture into the pizza-making business! According to the Los Angeles Times, Adrià, along with his brother and collaborator, Alberto Adrià, are in the process of developing a new pizzeria to be located in Barcelona. Known for his […]

May 13, 2009 | By
A New Generation for Sherry

A New Generation for Sherry

Posted by R.K. Gella It was in December when Chef Seamus Mullen and Sommelier Roger Kugler (of Suba Restaurant and Boqueria) edged out the adroit competition (wd-50 and Michy’s were among the top seeds) at the Copa Jerez food pairing semi-finals.  Last week the duo was in Jerez, Spain, representing the US in this international […]

January 20, 2009 | By
2008 NYC Wine & Food Fest: TimesTalk with Ferrán Adrià and Anthony Bourdain

2008 NYC Wine & Food Fest: TimesTalk with Ferrán Adrià and Anthony Bourdain

Famed chefs Anthony Bourdain and Ferrán Adrià in one place? Where do I sign up?! Sadly, unless you were really on top of things and ordered your tickets to Saturday’s TimesTalk super early, you may have missed out on Eric Asimov’s chat with Bourdain and Adrià. Tickets to ‘A Revolution of Food’ sold out in […]

October 16, 2008 | By
Culinary Celebrities, Great Food: NYC's Wine & Food Festival

Culinary Celebrities, Great Food: NYC's Wine & Food Festival

Oy! Between the outstanding food and drink at this weekend’s NYC Wine & Food Festival and the early morning flight back to the West Coast, I’m beat! The festival, I have to declare, was a smashing success as well as a fantastic addition to an already established capital of culinary stars. Kudos to festival creator […]

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