At 15, Albert Adrià started working at elBulli, where his brother Ferran was head chef at the time. First he specialized in desserts, later taking over the management of elBulli Taller (the workshop). He left the restaurant 3 years before it closed.
It was then that Albert came up with the idea for elBarri, a global gastronomy project in Barcelona comprising 2 Mexican restaurants—Hoja Santa and Niño Viejo—and one Peruvian one, Pakta. It also includes Bodega 1900, which serves updated versions of traditional recipes. Alongside all of this are culinary stars Tickets and Enigma, dedicated to contemporary haute cuisine—the former in the form of tapas and the latter an amazing, intimate gastronomic experience.
In all of them, Adrià displays a talent and a culinary versatility that is reflected in dishes that show a dazzling creativity in all of their formats.