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(Relaxnews) - Spain's acclaimed Adrià brothers have re-opened their Barcelona cocktail bar 41° Experience, with a new menu and crystal art installation which acts both as a centerpiece for the restaurant and as a music and light show.

A recently released video shows the time-lapsed construction of the 20,000-piece crystal installation called Frosted Rain, which dangles from the roof over the cocktail and snack bar, reports Fine Dining Lovers.

As guests dine on the newly revamped, 41-course tapas menu -- about a three-hour affair -- an image show is projected onto the crystal piece accompanied by a musical soundtrack to add another sensory layer to the meal.

Interestingly, the re-born restaurant borrows concepts and ideas from Ferran Adrià's former protégés who worked with him at the now-shuttered El Bulli, which for years had been widely cited as the best restaurant in the world.

Adding a musical soundtrack to the dining experience, for example, is a concept that Andoni Luis Aduriz implemented at his Michelin-starred San Sebastian restaurant Mugaritz.

And like Grant Achatz's Chicago restaurant Next, in which diners must purchase dinner tickets just as theater-goers buy show tickets, guests at 41° must buy tickets in advance to get a seat at the table. Seatings are limited to 16 people a night.

Tickets cost €200 a person, or €245 with drinks and cocktails.

After 11:30 pm, the restaurant opens up to the public as a cocktail bar.