elBulli Exhibition at Somerset House, London

By Emmy Lee | Posted on May 13th, 2013


This summer, from July 5 to September 29th, Somerset House in London will be presenting a retrospective exhibition on the work of Ferran Adrià, and the restaurant he created, elBulli. They are billing it as the first ever show on a chef and restaurant and to be honest, I can’t think of another in recent memory. elBulli: Ferran Adrià and The Art of Food will take you behind-the-scenes of the legendary restaurant and its lab-like test kitchen where ambitious and ground-breaking dishes were created presented through sketches, menus, films, photographs and even plasticine models of food. Given Adrià iconic reputation in the gastronomic world and his widespread influence, I’m sure it will be a popular show – it attracted 650,000 people over the course of a year when it was presented in Barcelona at Palau Robert.

About the exhibition, Adrià said: “Even though the restaurant of elBulli is now closed, the spirit of elBulli is still very much alive and this exhibition is one of the ways of keeping it so. For some, I hope it will revive good memories, and for others it will give a flavour of a fine dining experience like no other. Overall, it is an ode to the creativity, imagination, innovation, talent and teamwork of everyone at elBulli, but especially the world-famous chefs who trained with us and took these values into their own restaurants around the world.

I am delighted to be presenting it in London at the prestigious Somerset House, another creative hub which, like elBulli, always invites you to try something new and perhaps a little unpredictable.”


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