GERONA, Spain — World-renowned chef, Ferran Adria, famous for his work with molecular gastronomy, has announced that his three-Michelin-star-rated restaurant, el Bulli, will close to the public in 2012, serve as a research lab, and reopen in 2014.
“With a format like the current one it is impossible to keep creating,” Adria told reporters on Tuesday. “In 2014, we will serve food, somehow. I don’st know if it will be for one guest or 1,000.”
According to CBC News, the chef, who is known for bringing foams, atomized liquids and freeze-dried foods to the forefront, will take some time teaching cooking science courses at Harvard University, recharge and prepare to reinvent.
“During this time, all the know-how about elaborations, techniques and styles acquired after 30 years of creative research will be analyzed, and the results of said work will be compiled in a comprehensive [and] thorough encyclopedia,” a restaurant statement reads.