El Bulli

Exciting additions to the El Bulli auction

Posted by WineInvestment.org on March 11, 2013
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The chance to win dinner with the restaurants founder Ferran Adrià as well as a range of memorabilia and equipment used in the three Michelin-starred restaurant’s kitchen, have been added to the approaching El Bulli auction.

The auction hosted by Sotheby’s, will take place over two phases, the first in Hong Kong on 3 April, and the second in New York on the 26th April.  Lots will include a range of highly sought after wines such as: Pingus, Vega Sicilia, L’Ermita, Beaucastel, Yquem, as well as DRC.

All of the wines in the sale will come with a “specially designed” El Bulli sticker and many of the bottles will be signed by Ferran Adrià and business partner Juli Soler.

The Hong Kong sale features a total of 445 lots estimated to sell for HK$6-8 million, including three bottles of La Tâche 2003 signed by Adrià, estimated to sell for HK$70,000-100,000.

Profits from the auction will go towards the El Bulli Foundation – a culinary think tank, where Adrià explores new cooking practices. The Foundation is set to open next year and will offer 20-25 scholarships per year for chefs to spend a year working alongside Adrià

El Bulli was voted the best restaurant in the world by Restaurant magazine five times, and is famous for creating revolutionary dishes using molecular gastronomy.

Source: www.thedrinksbusiness.com


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