In addition, Stefano Marini, CEO Sanpellegrino Group, says: “Over the last 120 years, Sanpellegrino has always had a close and special relationship with the gastronomy industry. At such a challenging time that connection needs to be even stronger, By working together we will help restaurants and talented chefs restart and thrive.”
S.Pellegrino is backing the 50 Best for Recovery project with a donation and participation in the auctions which are part of the fund-raising activities of the programme. The aim is to provide financial relief and create helpful resources for restaurants as they emerge from the pandemic.
Opening on 3rdJuly, the 'Bid for Recovery' Auction will raise funds by giving food and travel enthusiasts the opportunity to bid for more than 100 fantastic lots, including three unique experiences offered by Sanpellegrino.
Want to Discover the World of Chef Massimo Bottura? You can bid for this unforgettable gastronomic experience in the chef's beloved hometown of Modena. Staying two nights at the delightful Casa Maria Luigia including a tour of its artworks with Lara Gilmore Bottura and dinner at Francescana at Maria Luigia, the winning bidder will also have the chance to dine at the Osteria Francescana, twice winner of The World's 50 Best Restaurants, and savour lunch at its vibrant younger sister restaurant, Franceschetta 58.
Also up for auction is a unique VIP invitation for two to the 2021 Grand Finale of the S.Pellegrino Young Chef competition in Italy's dynamic fashion and design capital, Milan. Over two days of intense competition, the successful bidder will be able to rub shoulders with the world's top young chefs and their mentors – applauded chefs - while enjoying a series of exclusive taste experiences, including the glamorous Gala Dinner and Award Ceremony, as well as a visit to San Pellegrino Terme and its magnificent Art Nouveau casino.
And finally, there is the Acqua Panna Experience at Villa Panna, where you’ll spend three amazing days in Tuscany enjoying a private barbecue hosted by a Michelin Chef, a private vineyard tour and wine tasting, plus an exclusive visit to the Acqua Panna source and natural reserve. This fabulous Tuscan experience culminates in a stop in Florence for an aperitivo on a boat on the river Arno, with the famous Ponte Vecchio as a backdrop, followed by an incredible starred dinner at Gucci Osteria da Massimo Bottura.
The 'Bid for Recovery' Auction will be take place online at www.50BestForRecovery.com. Potential bidders can view the full selection of lots from 29th June, with the auction opening 3rd July until 12th July.
Find out more about what S.Pellegrino is doing to support restaurants as they emerge from the current crisis and help rebuild the industry under the #SupportRestaurants initiative. Join the movement and see how you can play your part.