There’s at least one benefit to the closing of El Bulli in July: It has given Spanish chef Ferran Adria the chance to meet the many people who, for one reason or another, could never swing a reservation to what was widely considered one of the best restaurants in the world.
Case in point: On Thursday, Sept. 29, Adria will speak at George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium with his friend and fellow chef, Jose Andres, who himself is a living legacy of the restaurant that pioneered the use of foams and spherifications, among other techniques of modernist cuisine. The chefs will discuss their careers and future plans before taking questions from the audience.
Post Food and Travel editor Joe Yonan will introduce the celebrity chefs at the event, which will also include a book signing session for Adria’s new, presumably foam-free cookbook, “The Family Meal: Home Cooking with Ferran Adria ” (Phaidon, 2011).
Some of the proceeds will benefit World Central Kitchen, Andres’s international organization to combat food insecurity, and the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, a public-private initiative that saves lives and resources “by creating a thriving global market for clean and efficient household cooking solutions.”
Ticket information for the 7:30 p.m. event is after the jump.
According to the news release:
Tickets are available at Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st St. NW, and through Ticketmaster. Tickets are general admission and are offered at two price levels: $40 (which includes a copy of Adria’s new cookbook) or $20 without a book. Tickets will be available for $10 for culinary students at the Lisner Box Office with valid ID. The box office is open Tuesday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and accepts cash, Visa and Mastercard. For more information on tickets, contact the Lisner Box Office at (202) 994-6800 or visit lisner.org.