Chef Adria dinner auctions for $28,270
HONG KONG — A rare chance to dine with world-famous Spanish restaurateur Ferran Adria sold at auction Wednesday for $28,270.
Bidding started at $5,000 for the meal with Adria, often cited as the planet’s most talented and imaginative chef. His now-closed restaurant elBulli was rated the world’s best five times by British magazine The Restaurant. An online bidder beat out four others at the Sotheby’s auction in Hong Kong. The winner and three friends will eat with Adria and his brother at a restaurant in Barcelona and visit the old elBulli restaurant, in Catalonia, Spain. Another meal with the chef known for his creations in molecular gastronomy will be auctioned off April 26 in New York. Proceeds of the auction will go to the elBulli Foundation, a project which will turn the restaurant into an experimental center looking at the process of culinary innovation and creativity.