"El Bulli is undoubtedly the most controversial and experimental restaurant in the world that receives up to 1,000,000 reservation requests a year, where only 8,000 lucky ones get a table.
Ferran Adrià – the chef who earned El Bulli it's worldwide fame is one of the most famous people in Spain and has been acclaimed to be the best chef in the world."
" The restaurant closed on July 30, 2011.  It will reopen as a creativity center in 2014." :http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ElBulli
Here's the trailer for it:
"For six months of the year, renowned Spanish chef Ferran Adria closes his restaurant El Bulli -- repeatedly voted the world's best -- and works with his culinary team to prepare the menu for the next season. An elegant, detailed study of food as avant-garde art, EL BULLI: COOKING IN PROGRESS is a rare inside look at some of the world's most innovative and exciting cooking; as Adria himself puts it, "the more bewilderment, the better!"
Actually, not a rookie hound, but rather one who has been off the boards for a while and has recently returned to sporadic reading.
Thanks, Quine, for answering my question rather than trying to make me feel like the nerdy kid who's crashed the party. I'll follow your links and get myself educated.