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Ferran Adrià Plans Five-City North American Book Tour

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Ferran Adrià's mammoth seven-volume elBulli catalog, elBulli 2005-2011, comes out March 3, and he's going on a North American tour to promote it. See the full schedule below, but there will be events in New York, Chicago, Seattle, Vancouver, and Toronto between March 7-15. The book itself is a beast: it costs $625, weighs 40 pounds, is 2,720 pages and contains 1,400 images and an acrylic slipcase. Check out an expanded preview here; the book tour schedule is below.

Phaidon Announces 5-City North American Book Tour in March With Chef Ferran Adrià to Launch: elBulli 2005-2011

New York, NY (February 18, 2014) – Phaidon today announced that legendary chef Ferran Adrià, will embark on a five-city author tour to promote the landmark seven- volume set of books to which he has dedicated his time since closing elBulli in 2011: elBulli 2005-2011 (Phaidon, $625.00, seven volumes, hardback in a plexiglass slipcase, pub date: March 3, 2014).

From March 7-15, Ferran will travel to Seattle, Vancouver, Toronto, New York City, and Chicago for a series of public talks, book signings, cocktail receptions and special events.

ELBULLI 2005-2011 is Ferran's magnum opus, a catalogue raisonné of his legendary restaurant's final years. Following years of analysis of their own work and creative process, Ferran and his team have assembled an incomparable, objective documentation of their most prolific years. Each of the first six volumes—one devoted to each of the years between 2005 and 2011--comprises a catalogue of color photography for every dish developed in each season, accompanied by detailed recipes that explain the components of each dish. Moving from season to season, the volumes follow the coursing progression of a typical elBulli menu, from cocktails, to snacks, tapas, pre-desserts, desserts, and, finally, elBulli's signature morphings.

The seventh volume, Evolutionary Analysis, focuses on the creative evolution of the restaurant, tracking key discoveries and products and examining and cross-referencing the influences and creative methods that defined each of elBulli's seasons.

Additional book information and tour updates will be found at www.phaidon.com/elbulli


Ferran Adrià North American Book Tour Schedule

VANCOUVER, BC

Saturday, March 8
2:00 pm
Ferran Adrià: A Legacy of Innovation
Intimate Lecture and Champagne Reception

The Vancouver Club
915 W. Hasting Street

Tickets: $700 (includes a copy of elBulli 2005-2011, $625)
http://www.bookstocooks.com/events/2014/3/6/save-the-date-ferran-adri-is-coming-to-vancouver

4:00 pm
Best of Vancouver Afterparty with Ferran Adrià
Featuring tastings by local Vancouver chefs from Maenam, Blue Water Café, Tojo, Pear Tree, Vancouver Club, Thomas Haas Chocolates and Patisserie, and Vij's

The Vancouver Club
915 W. Hasting Street

Tickets: $1,000 - SOLD OUT
http://www.bookstocooks.com/events/2014/3/6/ferran-adria-afterparty

VANCOUVER, BC

Barbara Jo's Books to Cooks
1740 West 2nd Avenue

To RSVP contact ptittiger@phaidon.com

SEATTLE, WA

Sunday, March 9
5:30 pm (Reception)
7:00 pm (Public Lecture)
Ferran Adrià: A Legacy of Innovation
Private Cocktail Reception Followed by Public Lecture

Food by The Walrus and the Carpenter
Wine by Gramercy Cellars and a'Maurice Cellars

Town Hall Theater
1119 8th Avenue

Tickets: $700 with reception (includes a copy of elBulli 2005-2011, $625)​
http://www.booklarder.com/events/info/author-talk-reception-elbulli-2005-2011
$12 lecture only:
http://www.booklarder.com/events/info/author-talk-only-elbulli-2005-2011

TORONTO, ON

Monday, March 10
5:45pm (Reception)
7:00pm (Public Lecture)

Indigo presents: Ferran Adrià: A Legacy of Innovation
With Special Thanks to Terroir Symposium

Private Cocktail Reception Followed by Public Lecture
Canapés by Momofuku Shōtō

Glenn Gould Theater
252 Front Street West

Tickets, $725* with reception (includes a signed copy of elBulli 2005-2011, $625)
$25* lecture only
http://www.indigo.ca/events
*Ticket price subject to additional taxes and fees

NEW YORK, NY

Thursday, March 13
12:30 pm
Lavazza presents: Ferran Adrià
Public book signing

La Scuola Grande
Eataly NY
200 5th Avenue

7:00 pm (Reception)
8:15pm (Public Lecture)
Ferran Adrià: A Legacy of Innovation
Private cocktail reception followed by public lecture

92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue

Tickets, $650 with reception (includes a signed copy of elBulli 2005-2011 $625, and preferred lecture seating)
$29 lecture only
http://www.92y.org/Event/Ferran-Adria

CHICAGO, IL

3:00 pm
Lavazza presents: Ferran Adrià
Public book signing

Eataly Chicago
43 East Ohio Street

Saturday, March 15

8:30 am
Lavazza presents: Ferran Adrià: A Legacy of Innovation
Lecture and book signing

International Association of Culinary Professionals Conference
Marriott Magnificent Mile
540 North Michigan Avenue

Open to registered IACP Conference Attendees
www.iacp.com

11:30 am (VIP Reception)
12:30 pm (Lecture and book signing)
Ferran Adrià: elBulli 2005-2011: A Legacy of Innovation
VIP Reception. Lecture and Book Signing

Balena
1633 N. Halstead Street
Tickets, $695 with VIP Reception (includes a copy of elBulli 2005-2011, $625)
http://adriavip.brownpapertickets.com/
$95 lecture and signing (includes a copy of A Day at elBulli, $59.95)
http://ferranadria.brownpapertickets.com/

· elBulli 2005-2011 [Phaidon]
· All elBulli Coverage on Eater [-E-]

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