Inside Enigma, the World's Most Secretive Restaurant
If you lament having missed the opportunity to dine at El Bulli, what many consider to be the world's most important restaurant, well, here's some good news: Albert Adrià, the legendary Spanish modernist chef, has somewhat reinvented the place (with some help from his brother, Ferran) in the heart of Barcelona. Here's some bad news: It's nearly impossible to get in.
Enigma, which opened in January, is a roughly 7,500-square-foot space defined by a maze of open rooms divided by walls that resemble flattened blocks of ice, and it feeds 28 a night, five nights a week. Depending on how quickly you eat, the 40-plus-course meal can run anywhere from three and a half to six hours; diners move among six unique areas that each offer something different in terms of food and drink.
Here, we break down the enigma behind, well, Enigma.
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