Yes, we foodies are a bit obsessed with the closing of El Bulli. Diner's Journal has a short essay by Grant Achatz, of Alinea, on his first experience dining at El Bulli 10 years ago. There is a strange irony in reading how in awe Achatz was, given that today, it is probably similar to what many people feel when they dine in his restaurant, including myself:
"What the hell is going on back there, I thought. I know cooking, but this is the stuff of magic."