BREAKING NEWS: Ferran Adrià To Close ElBulli Restaurant Permanently

December 2011 will be the last month of ElBulli restaurant

by Sophie Gayot

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

Despite a previous announcement that he would shutter his famed restaurant for two years, chef Ferran Adrià has decided to permanently close elBulli in December 2011.

The reason? Apparently the cost of running the restaurant was losing him and his partner, Juli Soler, upwards of half a million Euros each year. Adrià will now devote that money towards opening a culinary academy.