Barcelona — Ground-breaking Spanish chef Ferran Adrià said on Wednesday that he planned to open a food laboratory in what used to be his legendary former restaurant El Bulli, which he closed in 2011. The lab, a centre for new gastronomic inventions dubbed El Bulli 1846, will open its doors between June and October 2019, he told AFP. "For seven years we have done many things to prepare for this moment, and now it will be born," added Adrià, considered one of the world’s best and most innovative chefs. He is one of the pioneers of a culinary art form known as "molecular gastronomy" that uses science to invent new techniques that transform traditional dishes into fun culinary adventures. His El Bulli restaurant, on the shores of Catalonia’s Costa Brava, served novelties such as gazpacho popsicles and melon caviar. It was booked months in advance and was ranked the world’s best restaurant five times by Restaurant magazine. When Adrià served his last meal at the restaurant in July 2011, ...

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