February 23, 2010
Adrià talks in more detail to Time magazine about his plans for the new El Bulli
Now he's saying maybe he'll serve 60 meals per year. I think this is getting silly, the media reporting on every idea that pops into Adrià's head as news. The current El Bulli isn't even going to close for another two years and the new El Bulli isn't set to open until 2014.
February 22, 2010
Garry Kasparov writes about the fascinating history and evolution of machines playing against humans in chess
Long, but well worth a read. I didn't realize he could write so well. I shouldn't be at all surprised, though, seeing how he's one of the geniuses of our time.
February 19, 2010
February 17, 2010
Grant Achatz's reflection on his time at El Bulli
It's a great read, but reading it just makes me sad that I can't experience it myself. I like what Bruni wrote regarding El Bulli's closing: "But was it ever really open in the first place?" It's a good piece on the madness of constantly chasing the latest and greatest in the food world.
February 13, 2010
Instead of a two-year hiatus as previously announced, elBulli is closing permanently after 2011
Adrià is replacing it with an academy for advanced culinary study. He says he's been losing €500,000 per year on the restaurant.
February 3, 2010
Grant Achatz is opening a molecular cocktail bar in Chicago where the food will come second to drinks
An alcohol tasting menu? Awesome.