Behold elBulli: Ferran Adrià and The Art of Food, the new exhibit that opened in London's Somerset House late last week. As the museum explains, the exhibit goes inside the groundbreaking Spanish restaurant to "showcase the art of cuisine and cuisine as art." The exhibition includes models of elBulli's legendary dishes (as well as video footage). There's also custom cutlery that the restaurant used to create certain sensory effects, various forms of elBulli's bulldog mascot, and a depiction of Ferran Adrià as a character on The Simpsons autographed by Matt Groening. Original chairs from the restaurant are set up by a projection of a live dinner to give the feel of being at elBulli. Plus there's a look at the forthcoming elBulli Foundation.
Photographer and A Lady in London blogger Julie Falconer reports, "The elBulli exhibition at Somerset House showcases the history of the restaurant from its pre-Adria days until its closing. Like Adrià's cuisine, the exhibition's multimedia approach offers a great range of ways to experience elBulli, from videos of the chef and his kitchen to photos, memorabilia, and plasticine models of his dishes." Here's a peek inside the exhibition, which Adrià called "an ode to the creativity, imagination, innovation, talent and teamwork of everyone at elBulli."