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El Bulli Dethroned

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Quimbombo Apr 27, 2010 05:47 AM

Stands at # 2.

Noma, in Copenhagen, Denmark is now numero uno.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/04...

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    JuanDoe Apr 27, 2010 07:07 AM

    El Bulli will be on training to reach new summits

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      mactoo Apr 27, 2010 07:14 AM

      What does dinner cost at El Bulli

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        PhilD Apr 27, 2010 01:34 PM

        I doubt it. It is closing at the end of 2011, and after a few years break Adria plans to open a culinary institute and will not re-open El Bulli in the same form it has been in the past.

        A meal at El Bulli was €230 last year (wine extra). It is a set menu for lunch or dinner, it only opens for lunch or dinner each day, not both, and it only opens for six months each year.

        Fully booked for 2010, reservations for 2011 probably open in Jan next year.

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        yogma Apr 27, 2010 03:29 PM

        Heading to Seville, Madrid, & Barcelona in mid-May... Is there an up-and-coming El Bulli substitute? I want to try some inventive cuisine while i'm out there!

        Four outta five on that list are in the San Sebastian area, so it's a bit out of the ways.

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          Quimbombo Apr 27, 2010 04:15 PM

          Ferran Adria, according to an article I read a while back, will turn focus on his hotel's restaurant outside Sevilla: http://www.elbullihotel.com/benazuzaw...

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            Aleta Apr 27, 2010 04:53 PM

            Here's a very interesting (and funny!) blog by one of our own Chowhounders on La Alqueria at the El Bulli Hotel.

            http://chowtimes.com/2009/09/23/la-al...

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              PhilD Apr 27, 2010 08:31 PM

              It is worth the visit, I have been to both and La Alqueria does capture the El Bulli spirit. It used to do El Bulli's greatest hits with the year the dish was served at El Bulli noted on the menu. The hotel is pretty cool as well.

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              sockster Apr 28, 2010 12:25 PM

              We here in BCN now, and going to El Celler Can Rocca tomorrow. Now rated # 4 in the world...Could be the place your looking for.

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