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Documentary About Culinary Wizard Albert Adrià Hits Crowdfunding Stage

A team of filmmakers have launched a crowdfunding campaign to finish a documentary about chef Ferran Adrià's younger brother Albert.

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The team behind Constructing Albert — a documentary about chef Albert Adrià — has started a crowdfunding campaign to raise €15,000 ($19,070 USD) to finish the movie. The film centers around Adrià, who is the younger brother of legendary Spanish chef Ferran Adrià of elBulli fame. The documentary's campaign page notes that Albert is a "co-mastermind of the greatest gastronomic revolution in history" at elBulli even though it is Ferran that has garnered most of the fame. The film will follow Albert Adrià as he opens five restaurants between 2013 and 2015 in Barcelona and attempt to show viewers more about one of the most "underrated" chefs in the world.

The crowdfunding page notes that the team plans to use the money to cover production and post-production costs, including several days of shooting. There are some interesting perks for those who donate: For €1,500 ($1,900 USD), you can skip the waiting list and get dinner for two people at Albert Adrià's restaurant Tickets. That perk also includes a cooking class at the restaurant where you can learn to make elBulli's famous liquid olives. Other perks include elBulli chopsticks-tongs (€45 or $57 USD), and Albert Adriàs cookbook (€75 or $95 USD). Currently the project has raised €3,510 of its €15,000 goal. Go, watch a clip about the documentary below:

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