I received a response to an e-mail that I sent to El Bulli requesting information for making a reservation for the coming year. Not only is this restaurant ranked number one in the world by many but it is also considered to be the most difficult restaurant in the world to get into.
They are open from April 2nd to September 28th.
April-May-June: Closed Monday and Tuesday
July-August-September: Open every day
Dinner service only from 7:30 to 10:00PM (No lunch)
They begin accepting reservations on January 15th and in the e-mail it is suggested that the best way to secure a reservation: "by mail is better."
My wife and I will build a business trip around going to this restaurant. I will send them a written request by courier which I will send on Monday, the 13th. (Could this be a sign that we shouldn't go half way around the world to have dinner?) I will suggest Friday and Saturday for two consecutive weekends. I am also going to include a credit card number and expiration date to guarantee the reservations.
El Bulli's telephone number is 034 972 15 04 57.
Anyone who reads this and goes should also considering going to El Raco de can Fabes, Santi Santamaria's three Michelin starred restaurant which is about 35 miles east of Barcelona. My wife and I had a meal there two years ago which may have been the best of my life.
Good luck to all.