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AP Interview: Adria to cook at calendar launch

AP Interview: Spanish chef Ferran Adria to cook at first outside event since elBulli's closing

AP Interview: Adria to cook at calendar launch

MILAN (AP) -- Famed Spanish chef Ferran Adria says he will cook for an outside event for the first time since closing his three-star Michelin restaurant.

Adria told The Associated Press he's making a "huge exception" when he agreed to make a dish for a dinner Thursday to launch coffee-maker Lavazza's 2014 calendar. He says he's received "requests every day" to cook elsewhere since closing elBulli in 2011.

The avant-garde chef is reprising a "historic" 1992 dish: Granizado de tomate, an iced tomato and almond starter. He called it "a gift for the Lavazza family."

An image of Adria inside a think-bubble full of foodstuffs graces the cover of Lavazza's calendar, which features seven of the world's top chefs. Five others also are cooking for the dinner.

Updated : 2021-11-29 11:41 GMT+08:00