1964. The first restaurant.
In 1964, after a kitchen and a covered patio, which doubled as a dining area, were built, a Grill-room was
installed in El Bulli, which was run by Otto Müller, from Switzerland, until 1966. This was the first restaurant. From that year on, various
people ran the place, that served simple dishes such as roast chicken, leg of lamb and grilled fish. Gradually more elaborate dished appeared on
the menu, thanks to Doctor Schilling’s interest in gastronomy; the doctor, who spent most of the year in Germany, used to go to the continent’s
finest restaurants, from which he would bring ideas that were gradually adopted in subsequent years.
The barbecue at elBulli.