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'El Bulli: Cooking in Progress' Follows the Revolutionary Restaurant

By: Omar Yusuf - Published: Jul 30, 2011 • References: elbulli-themovie.de and gizmodo
Most avant-garde restaurants guard their cooking secrets under lock and key, but thanks to an upcoming documentary called 'El Bulli: Cooking in Progress,' we're given an exclusive look into one of the world's most forward-thinking restaurants before it closes this month.

Led by renowned chef Ferran Adrià, the El Bulli staff incorporate culinary science and art into their cooking. In the back of this restaurant, which is located in Catalonia, Spain, the scene is more reminiscent of a laboratory or an art studio than a kitchen. Above all else, Adrià emphasizes the customer experience and hopes to elicit a "creative emotion" in the people he feeds.

With a three-star Michelin rating, El Bulli is one of the most influential restaurants in the world, and its culinary methods have already been mimicked by thousands of eateries and cafeterias. Does that mean your next soup de jour will include gold flakes or a design inspired by Jackson Pollock?