MeetheChef with Albert Adrià
World renowned Chef Albert Adrià launches the first edition of MeetheChef, a series of immersive events where he will talk about innovation, the creative process and failure, while being painted by contemporary artist Pepe Carretero.
The MeetheChef series aims to build a bridge between Spain’s rich gastronomy and its deep and vivid artistic history in one single event. The audience will be surrounded by art as one of the world’s great culinary minds, Spanish Chef Albert Adrià, showcases his ability to create gastronomic experiences while sharing personal perspectives on innovation in the culinary world. Contemporary artist Pepe Carretero joins him on stage to simultaneously create a live painting.
About Albert Adrià
At age 15, Albert Adrià left school to join his brother Ferran at the restaurant elBulli. In two years, he worked his way through every station in the kitchen but found comfort in the solitude of pastry. Albert gained hold of elBulli’s pastry department in 1987, and, for the next two decades, pioneered techniques in molecular gastronomy, helping to build the restaurant’s legacy and reputation. When elBulli closed in 2011, Adrià and his brother sought to shake up Barcelona’s dining scene. They developed the first culinary “amusement park” in the world in the heart of the city, and soon Michelin-star hits came: modern tapas bar Tickets and its neighboring cocktail bar 41 Degrees, followed by Bodega 1900, Pakta, Haute Mexican Hoja Santa, taco joint Niño Viejo, and the architectural and design marvel Enigma.
About Pepe Carretero
Pepe Carretero was born in Ciudad Real, Spain. He brings the audience to a personal and unique world, full of autobiographical moments. His work has been displayed at some of the most important museums and galleries in Spain and Italy.
Attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy a walk-around tasting by top Portland restaurants Ataula, Urdaneta, Bar Casa Vale, Bar Vivant, Magna Kusina, Perlot, J. Molina, among others.