Someone could soon be dining with the legendary Ferran Adrià…
Sotheby’s will be holding auctions next month in Hong Kong and New York City, offering the auction house’s bidders the chance to dine with the 50-year-old Spanish chef, as well as a collection of wines from his famed El Bulli restaurant, and other items from the restaurant.
“The elBulliCellar comprises an exceptional and unique collection of wines, that was created and developed by Juli Soler and the elBulli sommelier team (Agusti Peris, Eloi Sanchez, Isabelle Brunet, Lucas Paya, David Seijas and Ferran Centelles),” said Adrià said in a statement released by Sotheby’s.
“Due the transformation of elBulli from a restaurant to a foundation, we decided this very special and personal collection should be used to make a founding contribution to help ensure the successful launch of the elBulliFoundation,” said Adrià, who will be the focus of a new film.
Bidding for the dinner with the chef will start at 3,845 euros ($5,000).
“Over the two sales, 8,807 bottles will be offered, with proceeds benefiting the elBulliFoundation, which will focus its activity on ‘Creativity.’ The foundation will study the efficiency of the innovation processes, and how they are recorded and audited, using cooking as a language that interacts with other disciplines,” said Sotheby’s officials.