Ferran Adrià Visits Uni, Feasts on 15 Course Tasting Menu
Over the past couple of weeks, bigwig chefs including Joan Roca, Grant Achatz and José Andrés have been visiting Harvard to lecture as part of its Science + Cooking course. This week marked the arrival of Ferran Adrià, the world-famous Spaniard who helped pioneer the course and will give his lecture—ticketed, of course—on December 4. The toque is in town for a few weeks to collaborate with the Harvard team, and, naturally, has started eating his way through town.
Up first on Wednesday was old pal Ken Oringer’s sashimi bar Uni (Oringer staged at Adrià’s now-shuttered restaurant El Bulli 15 years ago), where he downed a 15-course feast of fare like sea urchin with pickled mustard seeds and live shaku (a Japanese shrimp-like crustacean) a la plancha. Oringer sent Chowder a peek at the full 15-courser, which you can feast your eyes on below.