2006. Albert Adrià opens Inopia.
We have never made any secret of our love for tapas –in fact, far from it- and indeed the elBulli
menu has sometimes been seen as a modernisation of this genuinely Spanish concept. So it is hardly surprising that when Albert Adrià decided
to open a bar in Barcelona, he opted for somewhere to serve really traditional tapas. The Inopia Classic Bar has opened
with the purpose of recreating not only recipes, but also a way of eating and even, as we have said on more than one occasion, a way of life.
But an avant-garde chef opening a tapas bar goes beyond financial or business interests. In fact, we believe that the most important thing
is that it implements a concept that is somewhat in danger of declining, and will probably clear the way for similar initiatives, while at the same
time giving food for thought in the eternal dispute between tradition and creativity.