Inside The Next El Bulli

02/07/2012 05:06 pm ET | Updated Apr 08, 2012
  • Time Out Chicago

Two servers in street clothes attempt to pass each other without touching in the narrow pathway that leads from Next's kitchen to its dining room. Seems simple enough, but each holds a plate, one in each hand, that's been drizzled in olive oil and topped with an upside-down apple half. Again and again they practice maneuvering past each other and setting the plate down on an empty dining table, mindful of the fulcrum their wrists and fingers create to stabilize that slippery apple.

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