Albert Adrià was born in Hospitalet on October 20, 1969. In 1985, he left his studies and joined the elBulli staff. At the end of 1997, along with the appearance of the book “The Desserts of el Bulli”, he began the journey of the elBulli workshop as a director.
Fine dinng, cocktails & snacks
In 2006, he opened the Inopia Classic Bar in Barcelona, which was considered one of the most innovative concepts and called one of the pioneers of a “gastrobar”. In January 2011, 41º opened, a new concept that proposed establishing a dialogue between the worlds of cocktails and snacks. He also launched Tickets, which is based on a new vision of tapas, in a fun and informal atmosphere.
In 2013, Pakta, a Nikkei restaurant, was born from Albert’s admiration for Japanese and Peruvian cuisine. In September of the same year, Bodega 1900 opened with an updated vision of the tradition of vermouth. That same month, Niño Viejo, a taqueria, began paying tribute to Mexican cuisine. It was followed in November by Hoja Santa, also a Mexican restaurant.
The great Enigma
In February 2015, the creative alliance between Albert and Ferran Adrià and Le Cirque du Soleil was announced in the Heart Ibiza project. Two years later, Chef Albert opened Enigma, the last of the concepts that culminate the elBarri project in Barcelona, Albert’s most exquisite and sophisticated vision of a luxury gastronomic experience.
In 2018 he returned to London’s Café Royal to open a permanent establishment, Cakes & Bubbles, a new concept of a sweet pastry shop/restaurant. Since 2020, he has collaborated in the conceptualization of the multi-space project in New York in association with José Andrés, Mercado Little Spain.
In June 2022 Enigma reopens its doors under a renewed concept that Albert has been able to reflect on and shape during the two years of closure. The Chef is currently dedicated full-time to the Enigma restaurant and to various R&D projects with food companies.