Multiple reports have popped up of late confirming that Ferran Adrià and his brother Albert will open a Mexican restaurant in Barcelona, Spain. While in Mexico City this week to eat, explore, and do press leading up to the Cancun-Riviera Maya Wine & Food Festival, where he is guest of honor, the chef announced plans to develop his first restaurant of a different cuisine. He tells the Spanish newspaper ABC that it was Albert's idea originally and that he is using the trip to Mexico "to try new things and develop ideas for the restaurant."
Few other details are available at this time. Albert has mentioned before that the team has considered opening an outpost of the traditional Mexican restaurant El Bajío or at least collaborating with its owner Carmen "Titita" Ramirez, but nothing to that effect is confirmed. He told Eater last year, "It won't happen next week, but maybe I'll open an authentic ceviche bar in the neighborhood, or a taco spot with the lady from El Bajío. Who knows?"
This would be the third restaurant from the brothers in Barcelona after the extremely popular Tickets and 41 Degrees.
· Los hermanos Adrià abrirán un local mexicano en Barcelona [ABC]
· Un restaurante de cocina mexicana en Barcelona: el nuevo proyecto de los hermanos Adrià [Hola]
· All Albert Adrià Coverage on Eater [-E-]
· All Ferran Adrià Coverage on Eater [-E-]
· All Tickets Coverage on Eater [-E-]