Coolest Meal Ever
A restaurant called El Bulli was featured on Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zmmern. This restaurant is located in Roses on the Costa Brava in Catalonia, Spain. The unique thing about El Bulli is that the chef creates the menu based on his studies of molecular gastronomy. Molecular gastronomy is a scientific discipline involving the study of physical and chemical processes that occur in cooking. In layman terms, making food and using food in a totally different way than it was intended. For example, asparagus is processed so that it is transformed into powder, pine cones are processed so that water is extracted and that water is used to make a meringue, sake is cooled with nitrogen for desert. Every person who eats at El Bulli receives 22 courses and at $400 per person I am sure it is a meal to remember.
El Bulli has won the award for best restaurant in the world in 2002, 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009. The restaurant has a limited season from April to October and bookings are taken on a single day the previous October. It accommodates only 8,000 people per season, and gets more than two million requests.