New York City, Ferran Adria is in you.
The world-famous chef and culinary think-tank director landed in New York earlier this week to open the first Stateside showing of his exhibit, “Ferran Adria: Notes on Creativity,” which had an earlier iteration in Barcelona from February 2012 until March 2013 under the title, "Ferran Adria & elBulli, 1961-2011: Risk, Freedom & Creativity.” Adria also enjoyed a public tete-a-tete with Dan Barber of Blue Hill and Blue Hill at Stone Barns at New Museum last night, an event that was full to capacity.
Adria's New York show opens with a public reception tonight from 6-8 pm and runs through February 28 at The Drawing Center, located at 35 Wooster Street in Manhattan.
Despite frigid weather that's recently kept many New Yorkers hunkered inside their apartments, the gallery is anticipating the show will be hugely popular and well-attended, and has announced that it will close from 2-4 pm on Saturday, January 25, the first full day of the exhibit, due to “capacity concerns.”
TLK was on hand for a preview of the exhibit, which was introduced by none other than Adria himself. Click through to see what's in store at this fantastic show.
The maestro himself led TLK and other New York media on a preview tour of his exhibit, which opens tonight at The Drawing Center and runs through February 28.
Adria's food philosophy, developed over his years of work at elBulli, is depicted in this schematic, which is part of the exhibit.
Adria's famed elBulli restaurant closed in 2011 and he had turned his attention to launching the elBulli Foundation, part philanthropic venture, part culinary/food policy think-tank.
If you've ever wondered what it's like to be inside the mind of Ferran Adria, this show gives you a tantalizing glimpse, with drawings and notes made by Adria himself, as well as colleagues who have worked closely with him.
One such object is an entire elBulli menu, contained in a pack of pills made from spices.