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guyonatlantic Feb 8, 2012 09:54 AM

Eater just released the menu. http://chicago.eater.com/archives/201... The number before each dish refers to the year that dish was on El Bulli's menu, but does anyone know what the numbers after each item refer to? I hope it's not the calories. Thanks!

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    BeanTownGolfer Feb 8, 2012 01:24 PM

    Can't say for sure, but given the attention to detail and amount of documentation at elBulli, it's most likely the recipe number. Similar to the Escoffier recipe numbers Next had on their menu.

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      guyonatlantic Feb 8, 2012 01:53 PM

      That makes sense. Thanks!

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      kathryn Feb 8, 2012 06:11 PM

      It is the El Bulli catalog number.

      For example, the spherical olives are 1905.

      http://www.elbulli.com/catalogo/catal...

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        deepfry7 Feb 17, 2012 01:08 PM

        What's the early word from the first diners? Worth the price, hype, wait, etc? Just missed out on season tix, but I'm OK with it. Anybody who has been to both el Bulli in Spain and also the "tribute" version?

        One NY food critic from Bloomberg tweeted that he's heard mixed reviews. One person on Yelp loved it.

        https://twitter.com/#!/qualityrye/sta...

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          kathryn Feb 17, 2012 01:28 PM

          I found some reviews here:
          http://www.chicagotribune.com/features/food/stew/chi-first-impressions-of-next-el-bulli-20120217,0,3608882.story
          http://www.chicagonow.com/chicago-food-snob/2012/02/next-comes-up-roses/
          http://goodtastevice.blogspot.com/201...

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