Tickets by Ferran Adrià

Black and green spherical olives
Black and green spherical olives

When Ferran Adrià closed his legendary El Bulli ( where I had a chance to dine in 2010 ) everyone was guessing what he and his brother Albert were going to do next. Their answer  – a tapas bar called Tickets (Avinguda Parallel, 164  08015 Barcelona, Spain; tel.+34 932 92 42 53),opened in 2011 at the same place where Inopia used to be. Judging from it’s quirky interior and fun ambiance , Tickets is more of an “every day” place than El Bulli, but that doesn’t mean that it’s easier to book it or the food is less interesting. If you have never been able to get into El Bulli, Tickets is your chance to taste the famous spherical olives you can order here à la carte. However, they are just about the only dish (together with “liquid ravioli with Payoyo cheese” ) that is holding Tickets onto it’s founders’ molecular past. Let’s say, if El Bulli was “haute couture” of fine dining, Tickets is “prêt à porter”. Kind of a Catalan version of L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon.

The menu
The menu
The green olives jar
The green olives jar
Slightly spiced tuna belly cone with lime zest
Slightly spiced tuna belly cone with lime zest
Mini airbags stuffed with manchego cheese
Mini airbags stuffed with manchego cheese
Salad taco with seabass "cebiche"
Salad taco with seabass “cebiche”
Avocado cannelloni with crab and romesco sauce
Avocado cannelloni with crab and romesco sauce
Orange salad with cilantro and cumin
Orange salad with cilantro and cumin
Oysters
Oysters
Joselito's Gran Reserva Iberian ham
Joselito’s Gran Reserva Iberian ham
Airbaguette of Iberian pancetta Joselito
Airbaguette of Iberian pancetta Joselito
Airbaguette of Iberian pancetta Joselito
Airbaguette of Iberian pancetta Joselito
"Molette" with double chin
“Molette” with double chin
"High level" sirloin steak
“High level” sirloin steak
"High level" sirloin steak
“High level” sirloin steak
Liquid ravioli with Payoyo cheese
Liquid ravioli with Payoyo cheese
Warm lava cake of "turron de Jijona"  with raspberry and thyme sorbet
Warm lava cake of “turron de Jijona” with raspberry and thyme sorbet
Orange flower,zest orange ice cream and beetroot petals
Orange flower,zest orange ice cream and beetroot petals
Interior
Interior details
Kitchen
Kitchen
Kitchen
Kitchen
Tapas bar seating
Tapas bar seating
Cotton candy tree
Cotton candy tree
Interior details
Interior details
Table seating
Table seating
Cheese trolley
Cheese trolley
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  • http://twitter.com/verygoodfood Trine Lai

    Really nice photography! Foodwise, would you say it was excellent?

    • Luxeat

      Thank you, Trine 😉 Yes, it was really excellent