Albert Adria, Tickets and 41°, Barcelona, Spain

I have had many conversations with Albert Adria over the years, and last year I had published an article during the time he was working on his new restaurants planned for 2013. Pakta opened to a very favorable response last year and my next post will be about the restaurant, the team which includes a…

Opinionated About Dining

If you are on the fence about which restaurants to put on your must visit or travel to list for this year then the information  released this week by Opinionated About Dining (OAD) in Brussels of the top ten restaurants in Europe will hopefully be a useful guide. According to the OAD panel, which considered…

Chef Sebastian Mazzola of 41°, Pakta, and El Bulli

My young friend Sebastian is off on another culinary journey to Mexico, Peru, Denmark and then California for inspiration, rest and to add to his repertoire of stunning plates and flavors. Last time I was in Barcelona with him in October  while he was the creative head of the Ferran and Albert Adria group of…