In Danish: Den fremragende filmserie Mandagsdokumentar, som bestyres af Ebbe Preisler, viser i morgen aften i PH Caféen, Halmtorvet 9a, klokken 19.30, Gereon Wetzel’s El Bulli – Cooking in Progress fra 2010. Den unge kok Nicolai Tram, der har arbejdet i Ferran Adrìa’s nu lukkede restaurant vil være til stede for at supplere filmen. Filmen blev, bl.a., vist i Beograd på festivalen Magnificent7. Festivalens direktører, Svetlana og Zoran Popovic, skrev i kataloget:
A process, undocumented as of yet, in the alchemic laboratory of the world’s most exclusive restaurant, and an encounter with passion and creativity of its creator, Ferran Adrià, one of the most famous and innovative chefs of today.
This is an exciting quest – from the initial experiments to the premiere of the finished dish. In the course of that process, various basic ingredients are examined in a completely new way. Taste and texture are systematically analyzed: by boiling, roasting, frying, steaming; by vacuumizing and freeze-drying; and finally, by tasting. Ideas emerge, are discussed and all the results, whether good or bad, are thoroughly documented – on a laptop beside the cooking spoon. And according to that extensive documentation, a grandiose finale is prepared – topped with the final touch of the great chef, incredible and marvelous bites are finally presented to the guests.
Ferran Adrià would ask himself in jest, “And what were they serving at El Bulli?” only to instantly answer: “Water!” That is a concept that is at the same time both complex and simple, just as is often the case with great ideas. Gereon Wetzel recognizes the multiple layers and importance of this simple creative process. With complete devotion, not letting a single detail escape him, he conveys the excitement of the alchemist who is once again about to examine and discover the world and nature.
A masterfully precise and sophisticated documentary approach, completely in line with the marvellous process it documents.