El Bulli Hits Big Screen


NEW YORK CITY — Spain’s acclaimed El Bulli is getting cinematic recognition in the upcoming El Bulli: Cooking in Progress documentary set to premiere in a two-week engagement at New York’s Film Forum starting July 27, followed by a nationwide release in select cities.

The film will showcase the work of “crazy” Ferran Adrià, top toque at the three-star Michelin resto that made the San Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants list five times in 10 years. The “father” of molecular gastronomy is known for spending six months developing inventive dishes for his 30-course menus, which include dishes such as a dessert comprised of freeze-dried peppermint and ice shavings.

The film is already generating acclaim. “Knowing the Catalan chef Ferran Adrià is a god in the restaurant universe isn’t a requirement for falling under the spell of Gereon Wetzel’s documentary about experimental food preparation at Adrià’s legendary restaurant El Bulli,” said Wesley Morris of The Boston Globe.

Meanwhile, El Bulli will close days after the Forum debut, but Adrià will continue to work on other projects.

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