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The Wines of El Bulli

El Bulli has what one would call a “serious” wine list, which means that it isn’t only a long list but also very diversified one. From French Champagne to German dessert wines, everything that could possibly fulfill a wine-drinker’s dream is there. For us though, it was clear that we were solely going for Spanish wine specialties. How could one visit a restaurant in Spain, and then opt for, let’s say, French wines?

And since the wine-list was too long and my knowledge of Spanish wines far too limited, we gave the young sommelier with the “El BulliVi” badge on the jacket a wildcard. Our only whish was to have a dry Sherry as a starter and a sweet Sherry at the end (Yes, don’t think I didn’t know anything about Spanish wine seither! )

So we started with a glass of Manzanilla Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

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