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El Bulli reservation

I was looking forward to going to El Bulli and I will try to get in when we go over for a 2 week tour of spain and southern France(driving). We will be in Barcelona, Carcassonne, Lourdes, Pamplona, and San Sebastian. We will have our 4 year old son along so any kid friendly recommendations are welcome too. I think we will try Arzak in San Sebation.

Feb 26, 2010
dmariani in Spain/Portugal

El Bulli reservation

I sent a note to them on Feb 24th for a reservation 5 months out and this is what I got back today(feb 26).

The demand has again surpassed our limited possibilities of reservations for one season and we regret not to be able to fulfill more requests.

As we confirm all the reservations 10 days in advance, you can contact us again nearer your chosen dates to see if there is any change in availability.

I take it this means NO?

Is it normal to be book 5 months out..or should I have said I was traveling from the US or something else to get a better chance at getting in.

Any help getting in would be greatly appreciated as this was going to be one of the highlights of my trip.

Feb 26, 2010
dmariani in Spain/Portugal

OSLO & Stockholm

WOW. Thanks for all the info, my wife and I are going next week and we are going to go to Bagatelle.

Thank you

Sep 01, 2009
dmariani in International Archive

OSLO & Stockholm

What is the best restaurant in these towns, don't care if its fried fish on a viking ship or a 3 star whats the best place to go? We are going in 2 weeks.

Aug 18, 2009
dmariani in International Archive

Thoughts on Maison BLanche for a special dinner?

We ate at Maison Blanche after our wedding and it was good but not memorable (except the view). Jules Verne was very good and so was the view but that was before the new chef took over. Guy Savoy was great but very spendy ($1200). Maybe try the guy savoy 100 euro lunch menu?

Jul 25, 2008
dmariani in France

ADPA for Lunch

Is there a cheaper menu for lunch or is it the same as the dinner menu?

Jun 30, 2008
dmariani in France

Tipping, is it in the bill?

When Dinning at Guy Savoy or ADPA do you need to add extra to the bill for a tip?

Jun 28, 2008
dmariani in France

Alan Ducasse & Guy Savoy

My wife and I have reservations for both next week, are these places worth the price? What should we order/avoid? I can't wait to get there.

Jun 27, 2008
dmariani in France