The starred chef Ferran Adrià is known as the best, most innovative and craziest cook in the world. Every year, the restaurant closes for six months and Adrià and his creative team retire to their cooking laboratory in Barcelona, to create a new menu for the following season. Everything is allowed – except copying themselves. –SXSW
Nouvelle cuisine or molecular gastronomy is not everyone's cup of tea. But for those open to sensory exploration, witnessing the toil and wonder of the creative process at Adrià's lab is a treat. Led by the industrious head chef Oriol Castro, the failures are just as illuminating as the flashes of ingenuity. El Bulli may have closed its doors, but Wetzel's film inspires further experimentation in our own kitchens.