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Want to Have Dinner with Chef Ferran Adria?

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This year, How to Spend It marks their 20th’s anniversary. To celebrate they will be partnering with renowned Chef Ferran Adria to host a series of four intimate dinners. Adria was once chef of now closed ElBulli, located in Roses, Catalonia, Spain and had a 3 Michelin Star rating. This year the restaurant is reopening as a foundation located in a Natural Park and will be dedicated to protecting, conserving and increasing biodiversity. How to Spend It has been part of the Financial Times for more than 40 years, starting as a 1 page spread in the Saturday edition to a full color glossy magazine featuring high end products and experiences. The website launched in 2009 and features this unique experience with Adria.


This once in a lifetime opportunity is a collaboration between How To Spend It editor Gillian de Bono and Ferran Adria. Each of the four dinners will begin with a champagne reception. The diners will then be treated to a five-course meal with wine parings inspired by elBulli. During the evening guests will enjoy a series of talks with Ferran Adria and the host chef for the evening. Upon departure, guests will be treated to a signed copy of chef Ferran’s book elBulli 2005-2011. ElBulli is  a seven volume compilation of over 750 recipes.

The four dinners will be held between June and September in 2014. The schedule will be as follows:

  • London: June 14, 2014 – Pollen Street Social, Chef Jason Atherton
  • Hong Kong: June 16, 2014 – Aberdeen Street Social, Chef Jason Atherton
  • Geneva: September 4, 2014 – Windows, Hotel d’Angleterre, Chef Philippe Audonnet
  • New York: October 23, 2014 – Eleven Madison Park, Chef Daniel Humm

Tickets for the event are currently sold out but you can get on the waiting list. Tickets are $1645 USD Single ticket & 2895 USD for a couple’s ticket. More info here.