'Risk, freedom and creativity' - Ferran Adrià unveils further details of the elBulli Foundation

Speculation as to the future of elBulli - a restaurant almost as famous for the difficulty of getting a table as for the quality of the food - has been rife since Ferran Adrià, head chef for over 25 years, announced in 2010 that the venture would close in its present form and re-open as a food 'laboratory' and foundation in 2014.

the two main aims of the foundation are 1)to archive the legacy of the restaurant and 2)to house a centre of creativity which will have wider benefits both socially and gastronomically.

the actual building in which it is to be housed will be technologically and ecologically focussed. Tecnalia will be overseeing the engineering of the structure, which will include energy produced by seaweed, with Telefónica in charge of managing a comprehensive online resource.

The motto of the Foundation is that 'there will be Risk, Freedom and Creativity,'

'Freedom to create.'

The Foundation will not be a school as such, but a place for experimenting. And it will welcome visitors so long as 'this flow does not disrupt the daily work'. About 15 chefs will be employed each season, together with five members of other disciplines, such as design and architecture. It is expected that there will be a daily analysis of what has been created, with progress disseminated to the wider world through the digital archive.

Source: es.phaidon.com
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el Bulli Foundación es una institución ecológica dedicada a la gastronomía de la mano del chef Ferran Adrià, situada en en Cala Montjoi, Roses, Girona, España.