Albert Adria, voted the World’s Best Pastry chef has opened Cakes and Bubbles, the first permanent location outside his native Spain.
The dessert only venue opened on 7 November on Regent Street London at the Hotel Café Royal.
The Spanish chef, brother of Ferran Adria who together worked at the legendary el Bulli and who today runs a restaurant empire in the el Barri area of Barcelona including Tickets had already opened a successful pop-up at the Hotel Café Royal in 2016 called 50 Days by Albert Adria. The hotel is located between Mayfair and Soho.
Cakes and Bubbles is inspired by La Dolca, the much loved area at Tickets in Barcelona which is reserved for all things sweet.
Guests at the new location will be able to taste a parade of desserts which include the renowned Tickets ‘cheescake’ and other classics such as egg flan and airwaffles amongst other creative desserts and traditional pastries.
A wide selection of Champagnes and sparkling wines from some of the top wine houses are also on offer.
Adria was born in the neighborhood of Santa Eulàlia in Barcelona, Spain. His parents instilled in Albert the interest for cuisine but it was his brother, Ferran, who introduced him to the passion for the profession.
In 1985, Albert joined the staff of the now legendary elBulli and found his calling in the pastry department. Twelve years later, Albert left elBulli and dedicated his time to writing his first book “The Desserts of El Bulli” followed by further publications.
Throughout his culinary career he opened many bars and restaurants, which include Enigma, Tickets, Pakta and Hoja Santa among others.
In 2015, Albert and Hotel Café Royal in London announced their first joint venture together: a residency titled “50 Days”. “50 Days” opened in February until the end of April 2016 and the pop up had to be extended 10 more days due to the overwhelming demand. In less than two weeks, all the seats were sold with a waiting list of over 3800 people.