Niloufar Motamed for Travel+Leisure recommends Ferran Adrià’s El Bulli:
This summer I was among the lucky 7,000 (out of 2 million reservation requests per year) to score a table at El Bulli on Spain’s Costa Brava. To call this the Meal of a Lifetime seems trite but on point: our six-hour dinner was like nothing I’d ever experienced before—or probably ever will again—yet it was delightfully entertaining and, for what seemed at times like a zany chemistry experiment, surprisingly delicious. – from T+L
Ferran Adria has been called the world’s greatest chef. He is certainly one of the most creative. Gourmet magazine referred to Adria as “the Salvador Dali of the kitchen”. His restaurant, El Bulli, was recently named best restaurant in the world by the prestigious Restaurant magazine. Without a doubt, Ferran Adria holds a prominent place in culinary history.
Alex has written for Vanity Fair, Barrons, Bloomberg and Condé Nast Traveler.