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How Ferran Adria's El Bulli Is Going Hollywood

The kitchen of the workshop of El Bulli and chef Ferran Adria in 2004 (Photo by Thomas Vilhelm/Cover/Getty Images)
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Sometimes a great meal is partly great showmanship, but in the case of Spanish master Ferran Adria, cooking is about to become all about showbiz. Though the much-lauded elBulli is shuttered, it is poised to return, but only as hallowed training ground for the actors playing the chefs in an upcoming movie about the restaurant. That's so Hollywood!

Speaking of Hollywood, it's not too unreasonable to speculate that "El Bulli"--the "rehearsal set" restaurant--could be set up here in la la land. The Associated Press reports:

It could reopen at its original seaside location in Roses, where Adria presided over an impressive Michelin three-star status for more than a decade. Or they might recreate the restaurant elsewhere to train the as yet unchosen actors for "El Bulli," a film that will mix fact and fiction about Adria and restaurant's final year.

(This is not to be confused with the 2011 German film El Bulli: Cooking in Progress.)Diners will not be able to make reservations, though, but meals will be served. How will a hungry fan get a seat? The specifics remain undetermined, but seem likely to hinge on who you know: "[C]ustomers might be selected by lottery, or by Adria and movie executives." Angelenos, begin kissing ass NOW.

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