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El Bulli, Jules Competition, and what I Love about Blogging

El Bulli Terrace
One of the things I love about blogging is discovering stuff. Like El Bulli, the world #1 restaurant, reputed to have reservations booked up to a year in advance.

El Bulli Restaurant
Residing in a quiet cove on the Costa Brava in Spain, the restaurant is famous for the 30-course gourmet menu featuring some of chef & owner Ferran AdriĆ 's best creations, which mostly don't look like food at all. And people don't mind to travel the distance nor do they mind the wait. To give you an idea..., El Bulli has 8000 available seats a year and in 2008 there were over 2 million requests.

El Bulli
So it's understandable that Jules from The Stone Soup wants to hold on to her reservation which she secured over 12 months in advance: "Last month, sadly, the Irishman and I parted ways. And so I found myself with a ticket to Spain, a reservation at the best restaurant in the world – and no one to share it with." So what did Jules do? She decided to hold a competition to find herself a blind date for the 15th December 2009 (entries close Sunday 15th November 2009). And that's another thing I love about blogging, you're part of a worldwide network! And anything is possible -even finding a date for a dinner @ El Bulli!

Check out the Food Gallery, and read about the dining experience of two couples here.
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11 comments:

  1. And blog serendipity. I follow Jules, I follow you, it's so fun to see that you know of eachother too.

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  2. Oh my goodness.. that is such a great thing... I love this about blogging too. I tried to look at the restaurant and I couldn't read anything, so I figured it was in Spain! It looks absolutely beautiful!

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  3. Blogging is good about this, that is for sure. That restaurant looks above amazing, I love it!

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  4. Maya,

    An amusing post! I had a chance to meet this chef at an event at the Melbourne Food & Wine festival, but had a conflict. Am I stupid or what?

    Marjorie

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  5. Wow I'll check this place out...my DH has been to Spain on business but guess who got to stay behind with the kids? I'm adding this one to my bucket list! Thanks for sharing Maya! Hope Jules has fun on her date! Luanne

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  6. Maya :) That was such a wonderful post! I totally enjoyed reading it and going to visit Jules! Keep us posted if/when she finds a date will ya?

    ~Rainey

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  7. Hi this is a great post. Blogging makes the world seem bigger and smaller at the same time. cheers Katherine

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  8. Hey Maya
    Blogging also allows me learn interesting things from interesting bloggers like yourself!!

    Well I will have to pop over and check out Stone Soup.. she must have a great attitude

    Have fun xx Julie

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  9. 30 courses?? That's not a meal, that's a feast.

    ~Julia

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  10. The Land Of Blog is such a unique experience. Anything can happen here! Mostly I find good-hearted, generous, creative souls the mesh with mine.
    Brenda

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  11. How cool!! I've heard about that restaurant, and good for her to put herself out there like that!!

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