One of the great regrets of my life is that I'll never have the chance to sample a meal at El Bulli, the now-closed Spanish restaurant considered by very many to be the best in the world, where chef Ferran Adrià pushed the frontiers of food. This documentary by Gereon Wetzel will likely be as close as I get to…
El Bulli: Cooking in Progress is a documentary about the most insane—and one of the most influential—restaurants in the world, El Bulli, which is closing this month.
El Bulli's Ferran Adrià: Most important chef in the world, most brilliant chef in the world, or over-scienced, over-indulgent, overwrought auteur—however you think of him—there are perhaps few who have been more important to modern cooking in the last couple of decades.
Not so long ago, you might have walked out of a restaurant that served you ludicrous-sounding creations like cream of mushroom foam, or spheres of olive oil that explode in your mouth like salmon roe. Not anymore.