A day at elBulli
Who would think that food could look like a piece of art, more exactly like an abstract painting. All of the pictures above are creations of the Michelin three stars restaurant elBulli, which was run by Ferran Adrià and it's located in Spain on the Costa Brava. Some even describe Adrià as a food Picasso, I guess since they're both spaniards, so you get the idea of how important is the plating for him, but it is not just the way the are arranged onto the plate, it is also the food that is art. They make these like food papers, capsules of extra virgin olive oil and things that look like something but taste completely different. In Wikipedia elBulli is described as "the most imaginative generator of haute cuisine on the planet" and does a great deal of work on molecular gastronomy. All I can say is that the food looks perfect too good to eat and although I am never going to eat there I can only dream what it would be like to each such beautiful food.
What is it?
1. Soy hair with sesame miso and wasabi
2. Calamari with smoked milk skin
3. Spheric cherries
4. Chocolate coca with extra virgin olive oil
5. Mango with black olives
6. White sparragus and capsules of extra virgin olive oil
7. Parmesan marshmallows
8. Passion fruit and gorgonzola cheese
9. Peach paper
10. Flower cucumbers
11. Ravioli of kombu seaweed and hedgehog
12. Campari seeds and cotton candy paper
all photos via: elBulli