The Art of Cuisine

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This month New York City’s The Drawing Center exhibits sketches by famed chef Ferran Adria formerly of the world renowned restaurant El Bulli. Ferran Adria: Notes on Creativity sheds light on the chef’s creative process offering glimpses into his conceptualization of dishes that often employ molecular gastronomy and other nontraditional food preparations. The Drawing Center’s Executive Director, Brett Littman, witnessed Adria’s creative genius during an eight-hour meal at El Bulli in 2010 and was so captivated by the experience that he reached out to Adria in hopes of exhibiting his work on paper. Adria’s models, diagrams, and sketches take the viewer through the journey of his fanciful dishes, from initial brainstorm to final plating instructions for his artfully arranged cuisine. On view through February 28.

Image via The Drawing Center