Bad news for those of you who were planning a visit to Albert Adrià's Bar Inopia. Barcelona's famous upscale tapas bar served its last Bomba del Exiample on July 31th. A message was put up on the Inopia web site stating that Adrià and partner Joan Martínez have ended their association. It also states that the bar will re-open under the name Lolita with Martínez alone at the helm.
An article published in Friday's El Periodico, mentions that Adrià is working on a new project. The yet-to-be-named bar will be run in partnership with Albert's brother Ferran and brothers Juan Carlos and Borja Iglesias of Rias de Galicia. The focus will be on small eats with four distinct bars serving different types of finger food. An additional fifth cocktail bar will specialize in gin tonics. The opening is set for October.