El Bulli

Tony travels to Spain's Costa Brava to cook and dine with chef Ferran Adria at El Bulli before the 'best restaurant in the world' closes its doors for good. Friend and chef Jose Andres joins Tony for the experience of a lifetime.

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Tony drinking wine
Tony drinking wine

Tony drinking wine

Tony attempting to master the art of drinking from a porron while chef Jose Andres looks on. 960 1280

  

Crew eating at El Bulli

Crew eating at El Bulli

The crew eats in the back driveway at El Bulli. 960 1280

  

Local prawns

Local prawns

Local red prawns for Jose's Suquet, a traditional Catalan seafood stew. 960 1280

  

Kitchen staff at El Bulli

Kitchen staff at El Bulli

The kitchen staff at El Bulli meticulously working. 960 1280

  

Palm sunday

Palm sunday

Palm Sunday procession in the Hospitalet area of Barcelona. 960 1280

  

Jose Andres

Jose Andres

Jose attempts to start the broken-down van' 960 1280

  

Crew pushing the van

Crew pushing the van

'while the crew pushes it to the side of the road' 960 1280

  

Tony directing traffic

Tony directing traffic

'and Tony directs traffic. 960 1280

  

Crew with the locals

Crew with the locals

The crew poses with the locals. 960 1280

  

Tony and Jose

Tony and Jose

Tony and Jose show off their mini-golf skills. 960 1280

  

Jamon at a tapas bar

Jamon at a tapas bar

Jamon hangs along the wall at Al Andalus, a tapas bar in Barcelona. 960 1280

  

El Bulli staff

El Bulli staff

The El Bulli staff gathers for a meeting. 960 1280

  

Tony and Jose

Tony and Jose

Tony and Jose eat snails at an outdoor dinner party. 960 1280

  

El Bulli Photos  13 Photos

Tony at El Bulli
Tony at El Bulli

Tony at El Bulli

'Chef Oriole Castro explaining to his newest stagiere (me) what he wants. Wrap unstable filling in thrice blanched rose petals.' 'Tony Bourdain 960 1280

  

Ferran Adria

Ferran Adria

'Ferran shows us one stage of the creative process.' 'Tony Bourdain 960 1280

  

Tony and Ferran

Tony and Ferran

'A particularly happy Ferran Adria. He was very pleased with the kitchen that night. And we were well into the cava and the Krug.' ' Tony Bourdain 960 1280

  

Jose Andres

Jose Andres

'Compulsive serial twitterer, @ChefJoseAndres unable to restrain himself, even at breakfast.' 'Tony Bourdain 960 1280

  

Tony and Jose

Tony and Jose

'Jose and me cook. Jose actually saved the day, guiding our vessel into a remote cove and throwing together an amazing impromptu meal scene. Note Jose's footwear!' 'Tony Bourdain 960 1280

  

El Bulli menu

El Bulli menu

'The menu. 52 courses.'- Tony Bourdain 960 1280

  

Tony and Jose

Tony and Jose

'Me, Jose and Lucy Garcia, heading out to sea on another pointless, crack-brained, Tom Vitale inspired mission to nowhere. The seas too rough to shoot anything.' 'Tony Bourdain 960 1280

  

Tony, Ferran, and Jose

Tony, Ferran, and Jose

'About five hours later, gin tonics on the patio.' 'Tony Bourdain 960 1280

  

Tony, Ferran and Jose

Tony, Ferran and Jose

'Me, Ferran, Juli Solter and Jose having staff meal at El Bulli.' 'Tony Bourdain 960 1280

  

Ferran and Tony

Ferran and Tony

'Ferran assures me that I don't suck too bad!' ' Tony Bourdain 960 1280

  

Tony and Ferran

Tony and Ferran

'Jose tweets! Again!' 'Tony Bourdain 960 1280

  

Jose and Tony

Jose and Tony

'With my hero, my sidekick, guide, the great chef, Secret Agent of Spain, master of mini-golf, Jose Andres. `People of the World!'' 'Tony Bourdain 960 1280

  

Jose, Ferran and Tony

Jose, Ferran and Tony

'Three amigos.' 'Tony Bourdain 960 1280

  

Chefs at El Bulli

Chefs at El Bulli

'Stagieres and chefs at El Bulli, doing prep.' 'Tony Bourdain 960 1280

  

Tony and Jose

Tony and Jose

'Jose demonstrates how to eat.'-Tony Bourdain 960 1280

  

Crew at El Bulli

Crew at El Bulli

'Crew meal at El Bulli. In the rear driveway.' 'Tony Bourdain 960 1280

  

Tony at El Bulli

Tony at El Bulli

'In cotton candy land. Working the line.' 'Tony Bourdain 960 1280

  

'Jose and a beloved gamba.' 'Tony Bourdain 960 1280

  

'Cameraman Zach Zamboni. Dressed To Kill.' 'Tony Bourdain 960 1280

  

Jose pouring wine in Tony's mouth

Jose pouring wine in Tony's mouth

'Jose administers wine in the traditional way.' 'Tony Bourdain 960 1280

  

Jose and Tony at Tickets

Jose and Tony at Tickets

'With Albert Adria at TICKETS, their new, more casual place in Barcelona. Jose tweeting. Again.' 'Tony Bourdain 960 1280

  

El Bulli Photos  21 Photos

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