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EL Bulli: Gourmet-Taylorism in Rosas

A culinary dream came true. And therefore first thing… I got to thank my parents who generously invited us for dinner. This is a birthday present which will last an eternity since they allowed us to have a dinner at the most talked about restaurant of the globe. The reservation of course had to be taken far in advance in September for a table in August; thus it was quite a long wait with enough time to build up high expectations. Will they be fulfilled? Here’s my report of an unforgettable evening.

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It was a nice start. One of the many service crew members welcomed us and instantly walked us to the kitchen; let us shake hands with a very charming, always smiling Ferran Adria. Behind him, some 40 cooks Read the rest of this entry »

My “21st Century Tortilla” experiment

Chubby Hubby’s article on Ferran Adria’s tortilla recipe (April 2006) totally intrigued me, especially since Chubby Hubby himself reproduced the foam dish as perfectly as you can see on his pictures. So I decided to give it a try too. I knew that we had a siphon hidden somewhere in the back of the storing chamber of our kitchen. I have no clue which brand it is or whether it is usable for warm ingredients or not, but taking a look on it, it just felt like a good quality product. Read the rest of this entry »

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Restaurant Varoulko*, Piraios (Athens)

Varoulko is the first Greek restaurant ever having been awarded a Michelin star (in 2002). Chef Lefteris Lazarou is renowned for creating and reinventing Greek fish dishes on a very high level.
The restaurant is located on the Piraios road where several bouzoukia are located.
The restaurant building and its interior have elements which remind the design of a boat, like wooden walls or scuttles. It is quite modern on the inside and the spacious dining room is built so that every table is well spaced and the guests can concentrate on the most important: the food. Read the rest of this entry »

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