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El Bulli: The story of a dream

Season 1
From the creation of the restaurant under the Schilling family in 1963 to the arrival of Ferran Adrià in 1984.
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  1. S1 E1 - Episode 1 (1963-1986)
    October 1, 2010
    55min
    13+
    In 1956, the Schilling family buys some land in the Montjoi Cove. In 1963, elBulli takes its first steps as a restaurant business. In 1981, Juli Soler takes over the position of director. Two years later, Ferran Adrià joins as a stager.
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  2. S1 E2 - Episode 2 (1986-1991)
    October 8, 2010
    56min
    13+
    Ferran Adrià remains as the only chef in 1987. That year, he decides to step away from the cookbooks and pursue his own style. He finds it by taking inspiration in the traditional cuisine in his environment, its products, cooking techniques, sauces, garnishes...
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  3. S1 E3 - Episode 3 (1991-1993)
    October 15, 2010
    56min
    13+
    After a few years of autochthonous-based cuisine, a more personal style started making way. This path was bond to avant-garde cuisine and to the intention of conquering absolute creative freedom. The first creative processes are born. The structure of the menu highlights the appearance of the tapas and the change of the dessert cart in favor of plated desserts.
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  4. S1 E4 - Episode 4 (1994-1996)
    October 22, 2010
    56min
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    The technical and conceptual research begins, which is probably the most important turning point for elBulli. Ferran Adrià and his team point towards the research of new techniques, concepts and executions that would lead to a vast number of recipes. The settlement of the sweet-and-salty symbiosis takes place, along with the birth of the deconstruction and minimalism.
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  5. S1 E5 - Episode 5 (1996-1999)
    October 29, 2010
    55min
    13+
    elBulli earns its third Michelin star. In the technical and conceptual research field, a new caramelisation technique is found, leading to the development of new pastries, warm gelatin, warm foams and iced powder.
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  6. S1 E6 - Episode 6 (1999-2002)
    November 5, 2010
    56min
    13+
    Investing in creativity yields results. A permanent workshop is founded in Barcelona. Later, they open Bullicarmen, elBulli's business HQ. Also, the menu is eliminated, leaving the tasting menu as the sole option. In the kitchen, a new breading is developed and CO2 siphons are used to create carbonated beverages.
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  7. S1 E7 - Episode 7 (2003-2005)
    November 12, 2010
    56min
    7+
    elBulli offers a huge variety of new concepts, techniques and executions: air foams, spherification, liquid nitrogen, cru technique and freeze-drying. Morphings are shown on the menu, while the industrial design contribution focuses on the kitchen and the table.
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  8. S1 E8 - Episode 8 (2005-2007)
    November 19, 2010
    56min
    13+
    This period is highlighted by the starring of Ferran Adrià in the Documenta12 art showcase. In 2007, the unifying thread along elBulli's history since the late fifties broke: Marketta Schilling, founder of the restaurant, dies at age 87.
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  9. S1 E9 - A day at elBulli
    November 26, 2010
    60min
    13+
    Filming of an entire day, following cooks, waiters and diners, from dawn until the last customer decides to leave. This depicts in the most realistic image how this restaurant in Roses works on a daily basis. Also, the movie El Bulli: story of a dream, offers the story of elBulli in a reduced format.
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  10. S1 E10 - Episode 10 (2007-2009)
    November 3, 2010
    56min
    13+
    There is a wide consensus about elBulli and Ferran in many fields, and not only in the culinary world. Along with several awards from the Restaurant Magazine, they receive design awards and honoris causa degrees. Ferran Adrià goes on a world tour for the presentation of his book A day at elBulli. The Alicia Foundation is created.
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  11. S1 E11 - Chapter 11 (2009-2011)
    April 30, 2018
    55min
    13+
    The last two years at elBulli restaurant. Ferran and Juli decide to transform elBulli and announce in Madrid Fusión 2010 the closure of elBullirestaurante with the purpose of taking some time to reflect on how they will reopen it in 2014 as a creative center. Albert Adrià decides to start his own new challenge in Barcelona.
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  12. S1 E12 - The Last Waltz
    December 9, 2011
    53min
    13+
    The 30th of July 2011, elBulli - five-time winner of the World's Best Restaurant award - shut its doors to be transformed, in 2014, into a Foundation. Its chef, Ferran Adrià, organized one last and spectacular dinner surrounded by those that are now the best chefs in the world.
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  13. S1 E13 - Chapter 13 (2011-2014)
    April 30, 2018
    54min
    13+
    The exposition promoted by Palau Robert about the history of elBullirestaurante makes us reconsider the initial project to expand the future Foundation's mission to preserve the essence and legacy of elBulli. ElBulli's universe, Ferran Adrià, Juli Soler, Albert Adrià continue expanding the myth and manage to transcend the gastronomy world towards the world of innovation.
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  14. S1 E14 - Chapter 14 (2014-2017)
    April 30, 2018
    56min
    13+
    After three years of work, elBullifoundation achieves its goals based on three pillars: Sapiens (elBullifoundation methodology), LaBulligrafía (visitable archive) and elBulli1846 (a place in Cala Montjoi to study and explore the efficiency of the creative process).
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  15. S1 E15 - Documenting Documenta
    December 6, 2011
    1 h 19 min
    13+
    It collects the testimony of artists, museum directors and curators that for the first time reflect on the place of avant-garde cuisine in the world of modern art.
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David Pujol
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