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Now that El Bulli has shuttered its doors, those who are looking to recreate the experience should head over to José Andrés' Penn Quarter restaurant. Each weekday evening, chef Ruben Garcia dazzles diners with dishes like linguine made with feta cheese water and gelatin, sweet pea "caviar," conch fritters with a liquid center and a warm foie gras soup with cold foie gras foam. Along with the interesting and tasty food, the close proximity to the chefs allows you to watch them prepare your meal right in front of your eyes with a sleight of hand usually reserved for Las Vegas magicians. Not only is it, “the ultimate in dining as theater,” the experience inspired one reviewer to proclaim; "All dining should be this much fun!"
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