So El Bulli is not in the top 50. People’s tastes change. That doesn’t make El Bulli bad; it was not included in the list simply because it is closing.
I’ll always remember that magic moment, so many years ago, when I first drove over the dirt track in the hills above Rosas to get to this little bistrot Michel Trama had told me about. I was enthralled, and that moment will remain with me forever. My tastes change, all our tastes change. We have moved on, going more toward a regional, traditional cuisine, much in the spirit of Slow Food, more in sync with the world’s needs, but that magic moment will always remain.