Le Gavroche to auction off its wine and art collections

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Le Gavroche to auction off its wine and art collections

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Christie’s is to run an online auction on behalf of Le Gavroche that includes its wine cellar, art and ‘selected storied objects’.

Running from 10 to 24 April, the sale will offer more than 100 lots from the renowned Mayfair restaurant, which closed its doors last month after 57 years. 

“Since 1967 Le Gavroche has built an envied reputation as one of the world’s finest dining restaurants, as well as for its exceptional and extensive wine list,” says Christie’s International director of wine Tim Triptree. 

“We’re delighted to be offering a selection from their cellar, the finest France has to offer, including exceptional vintage Champagnes, finest and rarest Burgundy, Bordeaux, and Rhône plus outstanding vintage Ports. 

The auction will include iconic wines from the likes of Champagne Salon, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, de Vogüé, Domaine Leflaive, Domaine Jean-Louis Chave, Le Pin, Lafleur and Quinta do Noval. 

Le Gavroche had a small sale on 27 January where people could buy a ticket for £5 to go to the restaurant and buy items. 

Michel Roux Jr added: “The cellar at Le Gavroche has been lovingly curated over decades, and we are delighted that Christie’s, with its global reputation in art and luxury goods, will be holding the online auction for these wines.  

“The sale will also include artworks and other special items from Le Gavroche that are of significance to the Roux family and familiar to everyone who has eaten at the restaurant since we first opened.”

“Sadly, we are unable to find a home in our other restaurants and businesses for these iconic pieces, but I am pleased to know that our beloved guests will be able to enjoy a part of Le Gavroche in their homes.”

Estimates for lots will begin from £100. Additional information will be shared in the coming weeks ahead of the sale opening for bidding. 

Michel Roux Jr announced in August last year that he planned to close Le Gavroche,​ saying he wanted a better work/life balance without the daily demands of a busy Michelin-starred restaurant.

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