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(CNN)   Spanish restaurant offers 27-course meal for $190, includes "pistachio truffle cooled in liquid nitrogen," "air of carrot" and bright green truffles   (cnn.com) divider line 89
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2005-06-27 10:11:35 PM
Submitter here.

Yes, I realize I mentioned the truffles twice. Humble apologies.
 
2005-06-27 10:29:46 PM
A year long waiting list? I better call now.
 
2005-06-27 10:39:35 PM
Air of Carrot?

What's invisible and smells like carrots?

Bunny Farts!

/i miss the Unknown Comic
 
2005-06-27 10:47:21 PM
El Bulli?

It's not that uncommon -- I had a 31-course meal for my 31st birthday (at Trio in Chicago).

The whole world ain't McAppleback's, y'know.
 
2005-06-27 10:59:51 PM
You know, for the experience alone I think it would be well worth the cost even if you had to save up for it a little each week until you could afford the trip and the meal.
 
2005-06-28 12:10:17 AM
Ummmm, is it me, or does food dipped in liquid nitrogen sound unsafe?

Personally, I'd rather dip live bunnies in liquid nitrogen and whack them as hard as possible against a table.
 
2005-06-28 12:35:34 AM
a course simply called "liquid," which is peach dipped in liquid hydrogen.

Dear god, they have physicists as sous chefs!

Somehow I think they lack the equipment to obtain liquid hydrogen.
 
2005-06-28 01:40:51 AM
liquid that tastes like olives

Gimme a few martinis and I'll give you a liquid that'll taste like olives.

Yes, I realize I mentioned the truffles twice. Humble apologies.

Well, one's singular and the other's plural, so you may escape punishment on a technicality.
 
2005-06-28 01:47:05 AM
I want bright green carrots or liquid nitrogen. Fantastically green nitrogen would be best.

Gimme a few martinis and I'll give you a liquid that'll taste like olives.

You're cut off.
 
2005-06-28 02:28:41 AM
This would make it the 2nd most expensive meal I've eaten.

1st more expensive = six course meal at an authentic italian resturant in new york city, seriously, I swear there were mafia guys sitting at the corner table

$200 per plate, and worth every god damned cent
 
2005-06-28 03:47:12 AM
Thank god for warm gelatin !!!! Whew !!!
 
2005-06-28 04:02:04 AM
EAT UP, FATTIE!
 
2005-06-28 04:04:40 AM
Our children will never know a world without warm gelatin.
 
2005-06-28 04:16:45 AM


what about the wafer thin mint?

/obvious
 
2005-06-28 04:17:37 AM
At $7 a course, this meal's a steal! Sign me up.
 
2005-06-28 04:49:59 AM
Personally, I'd rather dip live bunnies in liquid nitrogen and whack them as hard as possible against a table.

So where do I send the bill for my new keyboard?
 
2005-06-28 04:56:04 AM
Akaziel
So where do I send the bill for my new keyboard?

JUST SEND YOUR ACCOUNT INFORMATION TO ME, BARRISTER MOSHOOD AGABE, AND YOU WILL RECIEVE EIGHTEEN MILLION DOLLARS (18,000,000 USD) MY FRIEND.
 
2005-06-28 04:58:19 AM
"Air of Carrot"?

My dog has been treating me to "air of saurkraut" all night.
I think he's doing it on purpose at this point because he likes the big fuss everyone's making.

He makes sure he walks up and gets your attention before he fires one off. When you say something to him about it, he does his version of laughing, which involves wagging his tail really fast, and acting like he's gonna stand on his hind legs.

He actually barked at his ass the last time he did it, and continued laughing.
 
2005-06-28 05:13:43 AM
IsoTropt - that made me laugh out loud for some reason

lordargent - where was the resturant, manhattan? if you want real mafia dining, go to morris park in the bronx and stop by any little cafe with exceptionally expensive german cars outside... unless you're a minority, then it might not be a great idea.
 
2005-06-28 05:25:46 AM
TommyymmoT
He actually barked at his ass the last time he did it, and continued laughing.


That image is frickin Hilarious
 
2005-06-28 05:29:37 AM
Chairman Kaga not available for comment.
 
2005-06-28 05:30:42 AM
I've been there! Or actually, we rented a house in nearby town of Roses and went swimming in the small bay where this restaurant is situated (which is really in the middle of nowhere, with a VERY nasty road leading to it).
When I saw this mysterious looking restaurant I figured I perhaps could book a table for later that week. Someone had told me it was a good restaurant.
But I never found my way into the restaurant. Perhaps it was closed or something. It just didn't look like you average family feedbag. No menus outside, no clear entrance, no sign (only a small plaque on the driveway, which is how I discovered it), nothing else that would indicate that it actually WAS a restaurant.
After I got back home from my trip to Spain, I read in an article that el Bulli had been named the best restaurant in the world.

Anyways, I think that $190 is not that steep for a restaurant of this type. It will surely be a memory for life to have eaten there.
The prices at Trumps restaurant in NY are much higher, but this one has by far the most acclaimed and daring food.

I think I'll book a table for some upcoming bithday (in 5 years or so)
 
2005-06-28 05:59:25 AM
wtf 4r3 w3 t47k1n5 4b0u7??????
 
2005-06-28 06:24:37 AM
oooo, I've wanted to go there for so long now.
I know some people that's been there and they loved it.
Difficult to get trip/bookings etc together though.

On another note, I can highly recommend lunch in the kitchen at Comme Chez Soi in Belgium... (haven't had dinner there, just lunch), 3 star-restaurant with tables in the kitchen, really cool.
 
2005-06-28 06:24:48 AM
what? no hummingbird tounges?
 
2005-06-28 06:27:58 AM
I am not sure about this restaurant. On the one hand, I would like to try it, and I am sure the tastes are amazing, on the other hand , in another review of El Bulli, I read that the waiters give you strict instructions on how to consume the dishes (order of what you put in your mouth first), and that would just piss me off.
 
2005-06-28 06:28:44 AM
My wife bought hummingbird tongs but they just sit in the drawer. How often to you serve hummingbird anyway.
 
2005-06-28 06:45:11 AM
" The great new concept is a cuisine which is both salty and frozen, cold."

Erm, I think I'll pass.
 
2005-06-28 06:52:22 AM
Not really new - I made ice cream using liquid nitrogen and erm cream when I was at uni (8 years ago).

IsoTropt
Nothing unsafe about nitrogen - it's 70% of each breath you take.

The ice cream was mightily cold though.
 
2005-06-28 06:54:33 AM
I saw a special on Ferran Adria on the Travel and Living channel. He's got a laboratory/kitchen where he and his team concoct different ways to make certain tastes, smells, and textures from unlikely sources (well, at least not from the ingredients you would normally expect to use to get that "taste"). It may seem weird to a lot of people, but at least we may finally get to some real honest-to-goodness Soylent Green in the near future.
 
2005-06-28 07:03:47 AM
But do they offer lobster stuffed with tacos?
 
2005-06-28 07:05:10 AM
"A concept is different to a technique. Salty ice cream isn't a new technique, it's a new concept. Because the technique is the same technique as creating a sweet ice cream, but it's the concept that's different. The great new concept is a cuisine which is both salty and frozen,cold."

Wow, and my dear old dad, many years ago, never knew he was creating a great new concept when he tried to make homemade ice cream and managed to get the salt from the ice mix into it... IIRC it got flushed instesd.
 
2005-06-28 07:08:57 AM
The gastronomic innovator and his team serves diners a 27-course meal full of weird-sounding food.

He says not knowing what you about to eat is a key part of the El Bulli experience.


The grammar nazi in me is crying.
 
2005-06-28 07:18:05 AM
Me too, irockalot.

He says not knowing what you about to eat is a key part of the El Bulli experience.

And the food poisoning experience.
 
2005-06-28 07:37:17 AM
"Air of carrot"

That's one course. Sounds like the emperor's new food to me.
 
2005-06-28 07:39:55 AM
I think I had some of this guy's food concepts at a place in Washington D.C. called minibar at Cafe Atlantico.

Watermellon air was one of the things we ate and the chefs spoke of some Spanish guy who worked in a lab for half of the year coming up with crazy food concepts.

Good stuff.
 
2005-06-28 07:46:57 AM
I read about a guy in Chicago that does similar food, like a shrimp cocktail mist that you inhale that offers the sensation of shrimp, lemon, and cocktail sauce. Sounds like some Willy Wonka shiat to me ...
 
2005-06-28 07:48:22 AM
LordJezo

Since the link does not work do you mind explaining what "watermelon air" is and why people are actually willing to pay for it.
 
2005-06-28 08:16:09 AM
Worryingly, this seems to be a growing trend. The Fat Duck was voted best restaurant in the World on the back of "molecular gastronomy".
 
2005-06-28 08:23:12 AM
I believe he was once the chef at L'Idiot.
 
2005-06-28 08:37:26 AM
Hand-puffed with the finest airs at the factory in Neuconsin!

/Mmmm, broccoli marshmallows
 
2005-06-28 08:38:23 AM
...and Adria told CNN the concept behind creating such unusual dishes was to deconstruct the food and create tastes which startle and surprise the palette.

Palate perhaps?
 
2005-06-28 08:54:51 AM
Holy crap I totally f'ed up my link. Let me try that again



I think I had some of this guy's food concepts at a place in Washington D.C. called minibar at Cafe Atlantico.

Watermellon air was one of the things we ate and the chefs spoke of some Spanish guy who worked in a lab for half of the year coming up with crazy food concepts.

Good stuff.
 
2005-06-28 09:01:53 AM
Here is what watermelon air looks like:



It is a cup of bubbles with a very strong watermelon scent. You pretty much suck it down and you get a very brief taste of watermelon, but the instant you taste it it's gone.

The dinner cost $150 or so and had 35 courses. One of the things they talked about that came from this Spanish guy were these crazy Mellon juice ball things..



They take a melon liquid and put spoonfuls of it into this special water chemical mixture. As soon as it hits the water it solidifies into a liquid capsule thing, like a Unisom pill or other liquid gel pills. You roll it into your mouth and it explodes. Pretty crazy stuff.

The whole review of the American version of this dinner is found here. While it might not all be from this Spanish guy, his concepts are found throughout the meal.
 
2005-06-28 09:04:09 AM
No thanks, I'd rather make a car payment.

/Peasant taste buds.
 
2005-06-28 09:10:43 AM
I'm sorry, but the english language needs to change.

"Science creates gastronomic storm" - yeah how lovely

I don't care how tasty somethign is, when described with the phrase "gastronomic storm", I get the impression I'm going to get horribly sick.

I'm not going to bow to the level of the teenagers here that are like "My dog farts saurkraut!!!" "I find poop and pee funny!" but that word is just disgusting sounding.

Thank you.
 
2005-06-28 09:17:35 AM

But how is the Sterno Nicoise?
 
2005-06-28 09:18:34 AM
I recently ate at Thomas Keller's Per Se in New York City. The nine-course tasting menu was $175 a plate, and I also had the $125 wine accompaniment. Now $400 for a meal may sound utterly ridiculous but, sincerely, I have never eaten like that in my life. I still remember it vividly. I've never eaten food so good that I just laughed out loud when I tasted it. It was sureal.

I was unconvinced that there could be a meal that was worth paying $400 for. Not after Per Se.
 
2005-06-28 09:23:04 AM
In the interest of creating new and exciting culinary experiences... I link you to this: (definitely NSFW)
http://ww3.voyeurweb.com/main/Prg27a/Psa20050623-143907/index.html
 
2005-06-28 09:23:45 AM
Ocelot spleen anyone? Wolf's Nipple Tips?

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