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Ferran Adrià to auction off two dinners at El Bulli

06 March 2013 by
Ferran Adrià to auction off two dinners at El Bulli

Ferran Adrià is to auction off two dinners at El Bulli, giving diners who did not get to the former three-Michelin-starred restaurant before it closed the chance to eat with the iconic chef.

The two dinners, each for four people, will be sold at two auctions in New York and Hong Kong next month, with an opening bid of $5,000 (£3,300) each.

"It is a unique experience … to have dinner with certainly the most creative chef in the world," said Jamie Ritchie, president Sotheby's wine, Americas and Asia.

At the auctions, El Bulli's wine cellar, equipment and memorabilia will also go under the hammer. Proceeds of the auctions will benefit the elBulli Foundation.

More than 8,800 bottles from the cellars of the former three-Michelin-starred restaurant on the Costa Brava will be auctioned off in Hong Kong and New York next April, with sales estimated to exceed $1m (£624,000).

El Bulli closed last year and will reopen in a completely different guise as the El Bulli Foundation, a centre of creativity and learning in 2014.

Adrià described the wines, which will be sold in Hong Kong on 3 April and in New York on 26 April 2013 "as an exceptional and unique collection".

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