Following yesterday's announcement at the Madrid Fusion conference, Team El Bulli has issued an official press release that delves a bit deeper into the how and the why of the two year shuttering of the world's best restaurant.
The entire press release is below, but first some important things to note here: The final reservations for the 2011 season will be open in September of this year, during the two year hiatus both the El Bulli restaurant in Cala Montjoi and the "elBullitaller workshop" in Barcelona will remain active by Adria and his crew, and that in the duration, they will be compiling the 30 years of technique and history into—pause, breath—an encyclopedia. While Adria has released few books about his work, we may in fact get the first complete bible of avant garde cooking from Adria.
Brace. The full release follows: "Research will be prioritized over production." >>