This post is a few days in the making, I finally finished writing it yesterday. I haven’t wrote this much since college, maybe not even as much then! I’m an art major after all. Vale.
The last day of fusion was really fun. I felt comfortable where I was and getting there pk the metro was easy to the point like I felt like a regular commuter, going to work at 7:30 and coming home at 4. The last day had a lot of presentations about business, the highlight before we went to lunch (which sucked beyond sucking) was by the Roca brothers, who have the El Cellar Can Roca. These guys are fucking geniuses, and their presentation wad pretty muck about how fucking awesome there catering branch is, pretty much making the point that there catered food is better that most michelin restos around the world. And you know what, they’re right.
They presented a problem with catering: the raw oyster and the litany of problems that u brings with it during a catering situation. Their solution? Cryo vacing them, bringing them to a high tack facility that uses huge tubs if water to pressurize the oysters, basically cooking them a tiny bit with pressure, so that they are no longer technically raw, but appear raw. Did you see that article in the ny times about lobster and stuff being cooked with water pressure so that their meat slopes right out of their shell? Google it, its breaking crazy, and that’s how the Roca brothers cook oysters for catering events. Spain is cool.
Then they showed us a dish they do at their Resto based on cold, smooth and fresh. It was a salad of various cool things, like apple purees, cider geles, greens and a eucaliptus water, from juices eucaliptus, that gets evaporated into a distillation of pure water, then gets chilled down to -5c, which is below freezing, but because is a special fridge that uses pressure, the liquid remains a liquid, instead if becoming an ice cube. Then, at the table, it is poured on the salad plate, creating an upside down ice cicle, the super cold water touching the air, raising its temp to -3 or -2, which is ice cold, and as the water is poured, like a drip castle, an inverted ice cicle forms. Holy shit.