El Bulli in Sapporo Japan

August 3, 2011 | By | COMMENTS

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Everytime my wife and I visit Sapporo, Japan we visit Le Musee — a restaurant that blew my mind the first time I visited. Then I saw Bourdain’s series on El Bulli and, bingo!, I saw the underpinnings of the creativity at Le Musee. Chef Makoto Ishii studied in Spain and France, but bases his cuisine on the incredible sea food of this very northern Island and its equally fresh, local produce. But the whimsy and sheer technical skill has been matched ONLY by what I’ve seen of El Bulli. Did Chef Ishii study at El Bulli? It sure feels like he did. El Bulli’s influence is obvious and he is using it as a springboard to take local ingredients and Japanese sensibilities to craft an entirely interesting, stimulating and amazing cuisine of his own. Very tiny restaurant at the northern end of a park in Sapporo, Japan. El Bulli lives on — albiet in a smaller, local and Japanese manner.

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