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2012 may not be the end of the world but it might just feel that way to some foodies. Ferran Adrià, considered to be the world's top chefs will be closing his restaurant, El Bulli in Roses, Spain for two years starting in 2012. The chef says that his schedule of 15 hours days is wearing him out and he needs time with his family. He made the announcement to a shocked crowd at Madrid Fusion, an international culinary conference. He said that while no meals would be served at El Bulli for the two years he would still be working on other things and continuing his ongoing mission to innovate the world of food. He plans to return to serving food at 2014 but made no promises to reopen El Bulli in the same format it exists in now.
When the three Michelin star restaurant closes it will leave a big gap at the top. The restaurant and its chef are famous for transforming the world of food. His unique version of molecular gastronomy has changed the culinary landscape. Who will claim the title of world's best chef? There are a few contenders around the globe including Heston Blumethal, Thomas Keller and Grant Achatz.