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elBulli 1998-2002 General Catalogue

elBulli1998-2002. From 1998 to 2002 the tasting menu acquired an almost definitive structure providing the ideal vehicle for serving diners multiple elaborations that enabled them to appreciate the whole gastronomic offer every season.

The Catalogue details 371 dishes and presents an evolutionary analysis from 1998 to 2002.


Length: 496 pages. The Catalogue features a 22-page Guide outlining the evolutionary map and the families that compose it. Also included is CD-Rom elBulli1998-2002 with all the recipes from this period.

Format: 31.5 x 24 cm.

Weight: 4.410 kg.

Credits: Photography: Francesc Guillamet. Texts: Josep Maria Pinto. Graphic Design: Marta Méndez Blaya, Roberta Sucupira.


About the authors

Ferran Adrià arrived in elBulli in the summer of 1983 to do a stage. Hired the following year by Juli Soler, he became joint head chef in 1984 and took sole charge in 1987. Since then, his name has been synonymous with the growing recognition of elBulli. Following the closure of the restaurant in 2011, Ferran has been working on the elBullifoundation project, a research centre for gastronomy and innovation based in Cala Montjoi, Roses.

Juli Soler took over the management of elBulli restaurant in 1981, hired by its owners, Hans and Marketta Schilling. He then devoted a year to analysing the international restaurant scene, dining in all the temples of European cuisine. A passionate connoisseur of wine, Juli Soler’s reputation as a trailblazer in restaurant table service grows to this day. Juli passed away in July 2015

Albert Adrià arrived at elBulli in 1985 and, after an apprenticeship working in different kitchen stations, he decided to focus his interest on the restaurant pastry section. Albert became one of the architects of the new sweet cuisine that grew in momentum from elBulli. In 1998 he established the elBulli workshop with Ferran Adrià and Oriol Castro, later on becoming its director. In 2009 he began a new venture in the restaurant business world. In 2013 elBullifoundation is formed with Albert on the board of trustees.