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Old 08-20-2009, 01:32 AM   #1
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El Bulli: review

http://www.amateurgourmet.com/2009/0..._at_el_bu.html

its pretty bad ass review lol
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holly shit 30 courses
that must of cost hella
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wow, that makes Lumiere looks like child's play
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How much did that 30 course meal cost? I can't find it on the site..
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man, thats definitely going on the bucket list
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More about Chef Ferran Adria of El Bulli:

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How much does dinner cost? The tasting menu is 165€. Add wine, water, and coffee, and you're looking at roughly 220€ per guest -- a reasonable price compared to other three-star restaurants.
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Can't wait to go here.. someday..
El Bulli, Alinea, Fat Duck and French Laundry... mmm... Hopefully I'll go to French Laundry this year.
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How much does dinner cost? The tasting menu is 165. Add wine, water, and coffee, and you're looking at roughly 220 per guest -- a reasonable price compared to other three-star restaurants.
So like $350? I'd do that in an instant. We've probably paid that like...around here.
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Some people easily pay an upwards of $450 at places like Lumiere.
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Exactly. $350 is a steal for that caliber of cuisine.

Honestly, I feel a little robbed just having read that review...as it removes some of the mystique and surprise that I would've gotten actually going...and to be entirely honest, going halfway around the world to try some zany food sounds exactly like something I'd do...
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Exactly. $350 is a steal for that caliber of cuisine.

Honestly, I feel a little robbed just having read that review...as it removes some of the mystique and surprise that I would've gotten actually going...and to be entirely honest, going halfway around the world to try some zany food sounds exactly like something I'd do...
yeah that would be a blast
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I heard there were companies that simply specialize in helping people obtain reservations there
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^^ I think you need to book 1 year in advance or something crazy..
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Exactly. $350 is a steal for that caliber of cuisine.

Honestly, I feel a little robbed just having read that review...as it removes some of the mystique and surprise that I would've gotten actually going...and to be entirely honest, going halfway around the world to try some zany food sounds exactly like something I'd do...
adrias on such a role, by the time uve read this review, his menus prob even more ridiculous lol
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apparently it looses money or something?

I laughed at the description of number 2 though.
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Here is some in on getting a reservation:

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/ameri...-el-bulli.html
There is definetely no waiting list (Officially that is) at elbulli. The restaurant seats 7000 people/season, and receives approx. 1,000,000 requests each year for these coveted seats (Although some of them are probably repeat requests it is still a staggering number).
Approx. 40% are allocated for new guests, 40% repeaters and the remaining 20% are hand-picked. No Concierge service will get you into the latter group, and excisting Centurion/Plat members with a wish to dine there would fill the restaurant easily any day.
I've been fortunate to lunch/dine there 5 times over the years, and going back in -09. Your best bet securing a table is
A: Pop the mail the minute reservations open mic-October for the next season. Just write that any day will do fine. A party larger than 6 will be frowned upon these days.
B: If A doesn't succeed and you're in the area phone them up 10 and 7 days before your intended meal; these are their cutoff deadlines for reservations.

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Here is some in on getting a reservation:

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/ameri...-el-bulli.html
There is definetely no waiting list (Officially that is) at elbulli. The restaurant seats 7000 people/season, and receives approx. 1,000,000 requests each year for these coveted seats (Although some of them are probably repeat requests it is still a staggering number).
Approx. 40% are allocated for new guests, 40% repeaters and the remaining 20% are hand-picked. No Concierge service will get you into the latter group, and excisting Centurion/Plat members with a wish to dine there would fill the restaurant easily any day.
I've been fortunate to lunch/dine there 5 times over the years, and going back in -09. Your best bet securing a table is
A: Pop the mail the minute reservations open mic-October for the next season. Just write that any day will do fine. A party larger than 6 will be frowned upon these days.
B: If A doesn't succeed and you're in the area phone them up 10 and 7 days before your intended meal; these are their cutoff deadlines for reservations.

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Hello Manic,
Is it really all it is hyped up to be? Several friends of mine in London have wanted to go there this year but had read that reservations closed by October for the following year (I haven't read your link yet). Have you been to the Fat Duck? If so, how would you compare them?

I went to their website, and reservations for the 2010 calendar year do not open until December of this year:
http://www.elbulli.com/reservas/index.php?lang=en
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Hello Manic,
Is it really all it is hyped up to be? Several friends of mine in London have wanted to go there this year but had read that reservations closed by October for the following year (I haven't read your link yet). Have you been to the Fat Duck? If so, how would you compare them?

I went to their website, and reservations for the 2010 calendar year do not open until December of this year:
http://www.elbulli.com/reservas/index.php?lang=en
I have know idea. I have not been to either restaurant.
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