As the F&B industry emerges from the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the organisation behind The World’s 50 Best Restaurants and Bars has launched a series of fundraising efforts to help independent restaurants and bars to get back on their feet.
Running from now until July 12, the ongoing auction offers the opportunity to bid for once-in-a-lifetime gastronomic experiences donated by the world’s best restaurants and bars, as well as 50 Best’s partner brands.
Whether you’re a casual foodie or a diehard gourmet, there’s bound to be an enticing lot in the 150 available—from a three-night bar hopping tour in New York to the ultimate gastronomic holiday with Massimo Bottura.
Highlights in Asia include a whirlwind, 48-hour food tour with chef Gaggan Anand and his family, a tour of Singapore’s vibrant food scene curated by the London Essence Company (inclusive of a stay in a Shangri-La Hotel suite, no less). as well as a day out with chef Zaiyu Hasegawa and the team behind Den, Asia’s third best restaurant in the Top 50 list.
The most coveted experience? Getting to spend time with Mauro Colagreco, the chef of the world’s best restaurant—the three-Michelin star Mirazur in Menton, France. Two lucky guests will get to select produce at Mirazur’s lush gardens, meet the fishermen who supply the restaurant’s seafood, have lunch with chef Mauro at his organic Pecora Negra pizzaeria, and even taste dishes at Mirazur’s “creation kitchen.”
Meanwhile, cocktail lovers will eye a three-night bar-hopping tour in New York with Linden Pride of the world’s best bar, Dante. The bar crawl also includes three nights’ accommodation in a modish design hotel, as well as dinner and drinks at both of Dante’s outposts.
Proceeds from the auction will be distributed to restaurants in need of financial relief, while independent restaurants and bars across the world can apply for a direct grant. Meanwhile, additional donations will be channeled to not-for-profit organisations that support restaurants and feeding the hungry across eight different countries.
More information here.