It was an offer he couldn't refuse and De Niro has responded by accepting in an Instagram post that is sure to bring great satisfaction to the organisers.
De Niro is a well-known gourmand and restaurateur, with his Tribeca Grill in Manhattan, so he was a wise choice to ask to help promote the event. "I'm in," he said. "Of course I'm in and I'll see you whenever I can get over there." It may not be immediately with current travel restrictions in place, but Spain and Europe, in general, are in the process of opening up to US tourism in order to make the most of the summer season and provide much-needed oxygen to the beleaguered hospitality industry.