Avinguda Paral·lel 164
Have you heard of Albert Adria? (All of the food snobs are nodding their heads.)
He used to create edible works of art categorized as “molecular gastronomy” at the world famous El Bulli with his brother Ferran Adria.
El Bulli closed last year, but no worries…if you didn’t make it you can go to Albert Adria’s restaurant Tickets in Barcelona. And I have extra good news! The prices aren’t totally loca.
I have no idea what the “pearl” is made of, I just know that my friend Joan made sure that everything was gluten-free and Kelly-friendly.
Tickets restaurant has an unusual carnival/circus type theme. You can read more about how the Adria brothers, as mad food scientists, developed the concept of the restaurant and their food philosophy over at the Tickets website.
Uh, the best peas with ham I’ve ever tasted…served bubbling in an unconventional way.
These were some sort of savory merengue.
We had the honor of meeting Albert Adria. Ay ay ay! He was very friendly and approachable. Left to right: My friend Jasmine, Albert Adria and Yo.
Jasmine and I were invited to this memorable dinner by the rico suave Carlos Puig (left) and Joan Turull (right) of Proceli gluten-free foods. It’s such a small world…turns out that Joan has known the Adria brothers for a long time. Albert Adria apprenticed with Joan’s father as a pastry chef years ago.
Tickets doesn’t have an actual gluten-free menu, but there are plenty of items that are naturally gluten-free. And a world class chef like Albert Adria will understand your needs.
What a way to end my Spanish telenovela series! *sniff* It all seems as if it were some crazy dream!
[cue Dream The Impossible Dream music from Man From La Mancha]
Here are the other episodes of my Spanish telenovela:
And here is more helpful information on dining gluten-free in Barcelona: