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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