THE culinary world is in a conundrum after the disappearance of one of Europe’s top gourmets.
Pascal Henry, a 46-year-old Swiss food writer was on a tour of the 68 restaurants around the world with three Michelin stars, when he mysteriously vanished during a visit to El Bulli.
Without doubt the most famous restaurant in Spain, with its superstar chef Ferran Adria, El Bulli was this year voted the best restaurant in the world and was an inevitable stop on the gourmet’s travels.
But after dining at the restaurant, situated in Roses, Girona on July 14, Pascal left the table, saying that he was going to look for one of the restaurant’s business cards. He has not been seen since.
He left his notebook, which was full of comments on the other restaurants that he had visited, on the table. His car was also still in the car park, so it seems unlikely that this was merely a case of “doing a runner”.
Police are currently looking into the disappearance.