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.