Can You Tell The Real El Bulli Dish From The Impostors?

07/25/2011 03:44 pm ET | Updated Sep 24, 2011
  • Jeremy Singer Slate Magazine

Chef Ferran Adrià of El Bulli, the famous Spanish restaurant that will serve its last meal on Saturday, is famous for working a sort of alchemy in the kitchen--transmuting disparate ingredients into dishes like "Irish coffee of green asparagus and black truffle jus" and "sea cucumbers with ham fat and hot yoghurt whey jelly." The names provoke a pumpkin seed croquant and chocolate mosaic of confusion and awe. They're also begging for satire.

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