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Ferran Adrià on the new life of El Bulli, the changing restaurant world and teaching the next generation

Laura Price

27/07/2017

Header images: Ferran Adrià at #50BestTalks in Barcelona

In the fourth of the #50BestTalks: Food Forward series, Ferran Adrià talks about El Bulli's legacy.

Six years have passed since El Bulli, the five-time No.1 in The World's 50 Best Restaurants, famously conducted its last service. But chef-owner Ferran Adrià insists El Bulli never closed – it merely changed its purpose, becoming a cultural foundation and museum centred on the restaurant and the history of gastronomy.

Speaking at the #50BestTalks: Food Forward event in Barcelona, part of the celebrations for The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 15th Anniversary, presented by Miele, Adrià talked about the many ways in which the restaurant world has changed since El Bulli closed its doors, and the importance of transferring knowledge to the next generation of chefs and restaurateurs.


Watch his full speech on documenting gastronomy, living in an era dominated by social media and the pressures affecting today's restaurateurs:


Subscribe to The World’s 50 Best Restaurants on YouTube for full speeches from René Redzepi of Noma, Joan Roca of El Celler de Can Roca, Massimo Bottura of Osteria Francescana and Daniel Humm and Will Guidara of Eleven Madison Park, coming next week.

With special thanks to our presenting partner, Miele, and our event partners Estrella Damm, S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, Lavazza, Bodega Garzón, Ron Zacapa, Johnnie Walker Blue Label, Seedlip, Sosa, Cinco Jotas and W Barcelona.

  • Laura Price