Common drink, uncommon presentation
One of my food porn blogs found the following site containing pictures of some creations from El Bulli, the most controversial and experimental restaurant in the world that takes in up to 1 million reservations a year while only accepting (awarding?) 8,000 of them.
An evening in El Bulli always starts off with a cocktail. Today it’s a Margarita served in a frozen snow cube where one is instructed to scoop up the Margarita tasting slush ice together with the salted foam on top.
Even though my body is still feeling some raw sense memories from heading out last Friday for happy hour, that image is really making me want a margarita. Unfortunately I’ve only read about places that serve up cocktails in unique ways. I don’t think the DC crowd is concerned about the presentation of their booze, just a very swift delivery.
I do have to admit that I don’t much care about how my drinks come, just that they’re prepared and mixed properly. I wouldn’t care if a martini was created from vodka spilled off of an artificial iceberg into a tumbler that was then lifted into the air and swirled by a Cirque du Soleil rope dancer before a little sleight of hand and the whisking away of a curtain revealed that my ready-to-drink cocktail had been, in fact, sitting in front of me the entire time… so long as it tasted good. 😉