El Bulli, the finest restaurant on the planet, will permanently shut shop next year.
The Spanish restaurant is famed for its avant-garde cuisine at the hands of celebrated chef Ferran Adriā, who has decided to take a break and rethink his future.
Besides losing money, he said, the pressure from diners was so great that "at that bestial pace, it would be impossible to continue," reports The Telegraph.
"We had planned to use the two years to see how El Bulli could evolve," Adriā said. "We've been looking at many options, but we have decided that the foundation would be the most satisfying."
The chef is now planning to run an academy for advanced cuisine.