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Ferran Adria to hang up his whites

El Bulli, the 3 Michelin starred restaurant in Catalonia that has received the accolade of World’s best restaurant on numerous occasions, is to close.  The announcement from El Bulli’s owner and eccentric mastermind, Ferran Adria, shocked the world of gastronomy but was said to be a personal decision based on how the workload had affected his personal life.

Ferran Adria: Owner of El Bulli restaurant in Spain Photo: GETTY

Ferran Adria: Owner of El Bulli restaurant in Spain Photo: GETTY

Although El Bulli will close down for at least 2 years following the 2011 season, Ferran Adria left the door open to the possibility of reopening the restaurant after that period.  He also stated that he has no intention of taking it easy, just that after 25 years he deserved to live a more normal life.  There will be plenty of offers on the table for the Catalan chef including a possible research role in gastronomy at Harvard.  Full story…

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