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Albert Adria

Albert Adria

Head Chef, Enigma

Albert Adrià was born in the Santa Eulalia neighborhood of L’Hospitalet, the son of Ginés and Josefa. His parents instilled in him an interest in everything related to cooking, but it was his brother Ferran who passed on the passion for the profession.

In July 2010, Albert ended the Inopia project to create, together with the Iglesias brothers, a global project that brought together several restaurants and gastronomic concepts under the name of elBarri. Following this, Tickets, Pakta, Bodega 1900, 41o, Niño Viejo, Hoja Santa and, finally, Enigma were created. In 2013, the elBullifoundation was established, with Albert Adrià as a member of the board. That same year, he published the book "Las Tapas de Tickets", featuring emblematic recipes from the early years of this restaurant.
 

Albert Adrià's creative capacity has allowed him to go above and beyond his work as a chef and restaurateur, carrying out high-level consultancy projects and collaborations. In 2015, Heart Ibiza was launched, aimed at exploring the fusion of music, art, and gastronomy. In 2016, he made his first professional foray outside of Spain with 50 Days by Albert Adrià in London – a pop-up restaurant at the five-star Café Royal hotel – and continued in 2018 with the opening of Cakes & Bubbles, a new pastry and sparkling wine space located in the same hotel.


In 2018, "Tickets Evolution", the restaurant's second and last recipe book, was released. In 2019, Albert and Ferran Adrià became creative collaborators with José Andrés to shape Mercado Little Spain, a genuine tribute to Spanish gastronomy in the heart of Manhattan.
 

Between 2020 and 2021, during the stoppage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic – which forced the end of the alliance with the Iglesias brothers – Albert strongly resumed his professional career. He published two new books, "Vegetales a Todo Color" and "Candy", and carried out various projects with different companies in the food industry. Among the new and exceptional collaborations in which he played a fundamental role, the ADMO project was a standout: carried out with Alain Ducasse, the hundred-day ephemeral restaurant in front of the Eiffel Tower opened its doors in November 2021 and represented a creative alliance between these two great references of French and Spanish gastronomy. In 2022, Enigma reopened, reflecting all the knowledge, technical baggage and experience acquired throughout Albert’s professional career. Currently, Albert dedicates himself full-time to the Enigma restaurant and various R&D projects with food companies.

Claim to Fame

One Michelin Star
Sessions

STRATEGIC PARTNER

 

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TOP TABLE HEADLINE SPONSOR

CATEGORY SPONSOR - BEVERAGE

 

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