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Quotes From Sotheby's Interview with Ferran Adrià

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Quotes From Sotheby's Interview with Ferran Adrià
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Ahead of their upcoming elBulli wine auction, Sotheby's has published an enlightening interview with Ferran Adrià

Adrià opens up about his feelings on the auction, his formative years as a chef and his a few of his favorite things. Did you know the Michelin-starred chef hasn't bought a pair of shoes in 15 years? Or that his favorite food is a Spanish omelette?

Below you'll find some of our favorite quotes but you can read the full interview on Sotheby's blog

On which wine he's sorry to let go...

''None!" I am delighted to see them all go because they are going to make it possible for elBulli to remain forever. I hope that those who bid for the wines feel that aside from getting hold of good wine they are also contributing to the Foundation that will guarantee the future of elBulli.''

On having a mentor...

''I did not have a mentor, and this has been fundamental in my career. I have not had a master. I have learned from a lot of people, and there are important people of reference, but I did not work alongside a master for four or five years, because otherwise it would have been impossible to do what we did.''

On the ultimate dinner...

''I would have dinner with Picasso. You know, I've read that he wasn't a very foody person. I would make dishes with the wonderful produce from his native Andalousia and have some delicious sherry...

Sotheby's will auction elBull's massive wine collection, restaurant memorabilia and a dinner with Adrià on April 3rd in Hong Kong and April 26th in New York.

Via Sotheby's

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