The Spanish paper ABC is reporting the news that Ferran Adrià will open a new Mexican restaurant in Barcelona alongside his brother and business partner Albert Adrià.
The Adrià brothers already run two restaurants in the Catalan capital, 41 degrees and their tapas place Tickets. The duo, Ferran particularly, are known for their experimental approach to food but it seems this new venture aims to represent the flavors of Mexico rather than pushing the boundaries of cooking.
Ferran is currently in Mexico for the Cancun Riviera Wine & Food Festival and announced that him and Albert will open the restaurant in 2012. He said he would use his visit to Mexico to discover new ingredients before creating the menu. In a recent interview Albert proudly stated that the new venture will make them "ambassadors of Mexico not only in Spain but throughout the world."
It's reported that the new venue will be run as a partnership with Ferran's friend and famous Mexican chef, Titita Martinez. The chef runs the El Bajio Restaurant, which Ferran believes is the best Mexican food in the world.
Will it be inside out tacos, exploding nachos and grated carnita or will Adrià, famous for his experimental creations, choose to present simple and authentic Mexican food ? Only time will tell but we'll certainly be watching this story closely as it develops and bringing you any fresh news as it breaks.