1995-1996. Talaia, a prototype workshop.
1995 was a crucial year for our creativity. Our experience in Xavier Medina Campeny’s workshop had given
us a strong impulse. In addition, the consolidation of our winter closure period gave us a few months to concentrate solely on the creative process
without having to worry about daily service in the restaurant. We needed to find a place where we could work in total liberty and tranquillity, and
the solution came with the opening of the Talaia restaurant in the Olympic Port in Barcelona, for which we were consultants at the time. So,
we often used to go to the Talaia’s kitchen between 4 and 7pm to conduct our experiments. We did this right through the year, although it was not
until 1996 that this activity became consolidated, with the collaboration, through the Talaia, of Marc Singla, Carles Abellán and Sergi Arola.
They were two extremely fruitful years, when we made definite strides towards realising our dream, a Workshop devoted exclusively to creativity the
The creative team in the Talaia Restaurant 1996 – Marc Puig-Pey, Marc Singla, Rafael Morales, Albert Adrià, Ferran Adrià, Oriol Castro and Sergi Arola.