Here's a video for the most recent incarnation of 41 Degrees, the Barcelona cocktail bar from Albert Adrià that has gradually turned into an exclusive, tasting-menu-only restaurant over the past year.
As previously reported, the new restaurant and audiovisual installation is 41 Degrees Experience. It contains "Frosted Rain," a sculpture that serves as the main design feature of the 16-seat restaurant. The piece, by the artist Javier Milara, is made up of over 20,000 crystals upon which are projected different images and shapes. The artist Suey is responsible for the music.
Video: "41 Degrees Experience"
The restaurant shifted its focus from cocktails to 41-course tasting menus beginning last fall, with elBulli operatives like Oriol Castro working the kitchen. But Adrià continued developing the project, which resulted in this most recent transformation. Co-owner Juan Carlos Iglesias tells Eater that the new menu consists of about 50 dishes, and that the team is finally where they've wanted to be since last year. "The vast majority of dishes is completely new, except for a few staples that have to be on there," he said. "This really is a new project, and we hope to turn it into one of the greatest restaurants in the world."
They've rolled out a ticketing system, much like the one in place at Grant Achatz's Next in Chicago, whereby people will pay 200 Euro upon making their reservation. Tickets can be purchased up to three months in advance, and there are tables still available for the current window. For more information on that, stay tuned for a Tough Doors feature on the restaurant later this afternoon.