Earlier today, the earth-shattering news broke that El Bulli would be closing in 2012 for a two-year hiatus. As the dust settles on Adria's announcement, more details are slowly emerging regarding the fate of the world's top restaurant, and also the state of its renowned chef. At today's initial announcement at Madrid Fusion, Adria chalked up the break to fatigue, but in an interview session with the Telegraph in which he takes some jabs at Michelin and the Ramsays of the world, Adria also cites "personal problems," with unconfirmed speculations involving a serious health scare to a family member. He also sought out the advice of fellow superchef friend/rival Joel Robuchon, who endorsed Adria's desire for a break: "He said it was time I went home." On Michelin, moneymaking and the foreboding future: "After two years of being closed we will decide if we are actually going to reopen" >>
Adria Speaks: Robuchon's Advice, Michelin and More!
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