Ferran and Albert Adrià’s 41 degrees

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I didn’t really know what to expect from Adrià’s brothers 41 degrees experience, adjacent to Tickets tapas restaurant in Barcelona and already one of the toughest reservations in the world. (Avinguda Paral·lel, 164  08015 Barcelona,Spain; tel.+34 932 92 42 53)

All I had read that it was a bar where cocktails and innovative snacks were served. Little did I know that the moment I enter the dimly lit bar with the Javier Milara’s “Frosted rain” installation hanging from the ceiling, I would have the chance to relive the gastronomic dream I had at El Bulli three years ago.

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They say that the best things in life are unexpected and what a fantastic experience it was! Maybe Adrià brothers don’t hold  the world’s best restaurateurs title anymore,but their immense talent and ability to reinvent is still alive and present. The three hour dinner was made of over 40 snack and bites, some of them paired with cocktails, which brought me to Scandinavia, Vietnam, Japan, Peru and the Mediterranean countries. A voyage around a world and much more than just a meal…

The most memorable snacks…

Iberian ham "airbaguette" with Joselito ham
Iberian ham “airbaguette” with Joselito ham
Sunflower artichoke
Sunflower artichoke
Oyster with "ajo blanco",grape and caviar
Oyster with “ajo blanco”, grape and caviar
Homage to Scandinavia ( toast with raw beef and carrot)
Homage to Scandinavia ( toast with raw beef and carrot)
Sweet corn ravioli from the "Mexican landscape"
Sweet corn ravioli from the “Mexican landscape”
Prawns "aquachile"
Prawns “aquachile”
Banh Mi sandwich from the "Vietnamese landscape
Banh Mi sandwich from the “Vietnamese landscape”
Foie gras with sherry
Foie gras with sherry
Classic lemon pie cup cake
Classic lemon pie cup cake
Peach pit, black sesame rock,raspberry bonbon,crispy chocolate ball...
Peach pit, black sesame rock,raspberry bonbon,crispy chocolate ball…
The location
The location
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