Here, now, a deep dive into a meal at elBulli, the legendary Michelin-starred restaurant from chef Ferran Adrià that ended its run in 2011. Adrià resurrected the restaurant for the filming of Eating Knowledge — translated from the Spanish Comer Conocimiento — a documentary that chronicles the elBulli experience with notes from chef Adrià.
This meal is emotional. This meal is tragic.
The multi-course meal is presented in a museum (Espacio Fundación Telefónica) setting; the room is black and blank except for the dishes and food. The chef himself presides over the table, offering up his usual hyper cerebral explanations/creative genius/madman musings. This meal is emotional. This meal is tragic. This meal will never happen again.
Produced by the Spanish television provider Telefónica — a partner in the elBulli Foundation project — there is no word on if the film will be shown on the big screen in the U.S., but it is now available for viewing online.
Eating Knowledge is unrelated to The Sorcerer's Apprentices, the Hollywood film loosely based on experiences at elBulli. No new details about that film have been released.