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El Bulli 1846


by Margaux Cintrano
Photos courtesy El Bulli
Reference: El Bulli Foundation


Surprise surprise. El Bulli is opening its doors as a museum where visitors can eat knowledge. It is no longer a restaurant but a place to ponder, to know why gastronomy creates humanitarianism. A museum backed by research not least of which is that which has been carried out by multi-disciplinary medical teams.

The museum is actually called El Bulli 1846 and will be open from the 15th of June to the 16th of September 2023. The exhibits therein will include menus from the erstwhile El Bulli restaurant, photographs of its 28 most renowned dishes, original tableware, tablecloths, the most extraordinary works of art depicting the Cala Montjoi, Rosas, in Girona (paintings, sculptures, architectural representations). . .

The name El Bulli 1846 was chosen to differentiate the museum from the El Bulli restaurant which closed down in 2011.  For the founder of El Bulli, Ferran Adrià, 1846 represents the number of recipes that the now-defunct restaurant created. Moreover, it was the year French Chef Auguste Escoffier was born. Escoffier, a restaurateur and culinary writer who popularized and updated traditional French cooking methods, is largely known as the Father of Culinary.

The rooms in the museum’s 4,000 sq m reflect and safeguard El Bulli´s DNA, as well as El Bulli´s Bullipedia.


Tickets: €27.50 each, on sale since April 17th