BY FDL ON JULY 18, 2012


The Spanish master Ferran Adrià and his brother and business partner Albert Adrià have announced plans to open a Japanese restaurant in Barcelona.

The news comes after Ferran’s translator Lucy Garcia tweeted “After the Mexican Ferran and Albert to open a Nikkei restaurant.” The brothers announced plans for a Mexican restaurant in the city some time this year and also told FDL about plans to open a snack and cocktail venue somewhere in London sometimes next year.

With the elBulli Foundation opening in 2014, Ferran telling FDL in a recent interview that in 2013 he will return to gastronomy and a number of reports that the brothers have plans to expand their culinary empire, this new Japanese themed restaurant should come as no surprise.

In a recent interview with FDL Ferran discussed his love for Asian cuisine and how he is sure that in the next ten years it is food from this part of the world that will become the world leader in gastronomy.

There is no news as to when the pair will open the Japanese restaurant but we’ll keep you posted when more is announced.

Why the Beard Awards Matter

Rozanne Gold

A very good friend — a force in the food world — was watching television in the early evening hours of Monday, May 7th when she saw Beyoncé, on the red carpet in front of a bevy of paparazzi, being interviewed. “Wow,” exclaimed my friend. The James Beard Awards have come a long way. Beyoncé?” We both laughed as she found out that the carpet beneath Beyoncé’s feet actually paved the way to the high-society Costume Ball at the Metropolitan Museum of Art that same night. But at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall across town, there was a similar buzz as chefs, restaurateurs, sommeliers and TV food stars had their own tomato red carpet to walk upon. At the end of that carpet? Hope, anticipation, excitement and desire to go home with a ribbon and medallion to mark one’s importance in the food world hierarchy.

The beloved gastronome James Beard…

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