HONG KONG: Wine enthusiasts may find themselves lighter in the pocket next year after Sotheby’s announced the much-anticipated dates for its auction of the wine cellar of elBulli, the Catalan three-Michelin-star restaurant that closed last year.
Some 8,807 bottles worth a total of US$1.1 million-$1.6 million will be on sale on April 3 in Hong Kong and April 26 in New York. The restaurant was in business from 1961.
“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 elBulli Foundation,” said world-famous Spanish chef Ferran Adrià.
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