Oriol Castro, Mateu Casañas, Eduard Xatruch [Photo: Jaume Andreu]
The website Gastroeconomy reports that the three chefs de cuisine of elBulli —Oriol Castro, Eduard Xatruch, and Mateu Casañas — will open an informal restaurant, Compartir, in the town of Cadaqués, Spain. The restaurant is about forty minutes from elBulli and is housed in a historic residence that boasts a terrace. It opens at the end of the month.
As the name suggests ("compartir" is the verb "to share" in Spanish), the menu will be made up of 35 to 40 items designed for sharing. According to Casañas, "It won't be creative or traditional cooking... it will be simple, easy to understand, and without pretension." Reservations can apparently be had here or at +34 972 258 482.
The three chefs, for years considered Ferran Adrià's right-hand men, have their boss' blessing and will continue to work on elBulli Foundation. "If you have the best, you have to give them those opportunities," said Adrià.