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Experience Art & Culture: An Online Auction

December 8, 2017, 12:00 PM EST | New York, NY, US    Timed Auction

Lot 10: LONDON DINING, HOTEL & ART TOUR AT THE SERPENTINE [2 GUESTS]

LONDON DINING, HOTEL & ART TOUR AT THE SERPENTINE [2 GUESTS]
Estimate: $6,000 - $9,000
    Description: London at its best with a private tour of Serpentine Galleries, two nights in a suite at the Town Hall Hotel and indulgent dining at the new Duddell’s within the historic St. Thomas Church.
  • Catalog Note: Set amid the lush greenery of London’s Kensington Gardens, the celebrated Serpentine Galleries has championed the work of both established and up-and-coming artists for almost half a century. IfOnly and Sotheby’s unlock rare access to the gallery in this exclusive Serpentine experience.



    Join Serpentine CEO Yana Peel for a private, closed-to-the-public tour of its exhibition spaces. Together you will explore the gallery’s expansive grounds and encounter a wide-range of works, such as British artist Rose Wylie’s large-scale, comic book-inspired paintings and the compelling photographic portraits of Torbjorn Rodland.



    After the tour, head to the recently-opened art-focused Duddell’s restaurant set within the historic St. Thomas Church in London Bridge for authentic Cantonese cuisine prepared by Chef Daren Liew. Enjoy six courses of traditional Chinese cooking, including hand-crafted dim sum, paired with expertly-chosen champagne and wines. During your stay you will witness Chef Liew’s decades of experience up close when he leads you in a hands-on cooking class.



    Throughout your stay you will enjoy suite accommodations at the acclaimed Town Hall Hotel. Set in the heart of London’s vibrant East End, the hotel combines stunning, Edwardian-period architecture with modern interiors and comforts to create a truly unique hospitality experience.



    Beneficiary:

    Funds from this experience will benefit Serpentine Galleries. Your support enables the Serpentine to remain free of charge and to continue to expand and diversify its unique and innovative series of Art, Architecture, Design, Education and Public Programs.



    Details:

    - Two-hour private tour of Serpentine Gallery with CEO Yana Peel.

    - Two-nights accommodations in a one bedroom suite at Town Hall Hotel.

    - Six-course Cantonese dinner, including champagne and wine, at Duddell's St. Thomas Church at London Bridge.

    - Cooking class with Chef Daren Liew (to be arranged between 3pm-5pm).



    Sample Tasting Menu:

    - Slow cooked abalone & wild mushroom puff; Crispy pork belly with a smoked hoisin dressing; Ying yang prawn (A trio of appetizers); NV Champagne Ruinart Rosé, Reims, France.

    - Maitake mushroom, sea whelk & baby cabbage soup; 2015 Maturano, Farinelli, Lazio, Italy.

    - Wok baked ½ Canadian lobster, hijiki, crispy leek & supreme cheese served with a Chinese bun; 2015 Chablis 1er Cru ‘Les Fourneaux’ Colette Gros, Burgundy, France.

    - Pan-fried Australian wagyu beef cooked in port; 2010 Cedro do Noval, Quinta do Noval, Douro, Portugal.

    - Truffle black cod with Cantonese X.O fried rice & asparagus; 2009 Château Musar blanc, Beqaa Valley, Lebanon.

    - Coconut & lime panna cotta; 2009 Gold Label Ice Wine, Château Changyu, Liaoning, China.



    Exclusions and Restrictions:

    - Scheduling is mutually agreeable and based on availability.

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Lot 10: LONDON DINING, HOTEL & ART TOUR AT THE SERPENTINE [2 GUESTS]
Experience Art & Culture: An Online Auction
December 8, 2017, 12:00 PM EST