elBulli Restaurant Closing

Leche eléctrica from elBulli restaurant

 By Jeff Hoyt

UPDATE 7/30/2011: Today, the last meal was served at elBulli. Ferran Adrià’s culinary academy is scheduled to open in 2014.

Chef Ferran Adrià announced that the world’s center of molecular gastronomy, elBulli in Spain, is to close for 2012 and 2013.

Is this the end of culinary alchemy, as we’ve asked ourselves in our blog in March?

For those of you who will miss your chance to dine there, we present you an example of a typical meal at this a typical restaurant.

You can click on each photo to enlarge to see dishes from elBulli restaurant menu.