Living the MoVida

June 18th, 2008 | Uncategorized

It is always nice to know that your wine is sold, and appreciated around the world, and as a wine producer being listed in top restaurants is actually one of the best accolades that you can receive. At this point I could drop a few names, but I will resist the temptation on this occasion….

As I think I have mentioned before our wine is quite widely sold ‘down under’, in Australia, and thankfully Castro Martin has found it’s way onto the list of many a top restaurant. Included amongst this group is the highly acclaimed MoVida tapas bar in Melbourne. Owned and run by Frank Camorra who was born in Barcelona and raised in Cordoba before his family emigrated to Australia when he was a small boy.

Frank’s passion for Spanish food (and wine) never left him, and after working in many top Australian restaurants, he travelled back to Spain to top up his knowledge of classic Spanish cuisine, before opening his MoVida tapas bar in 2002.

He has never looked back, not only receiving numerous awards for his cooking, but also somehow finding the time to co-write a book entitled ‘MoVida – Spanish culinary adventures’. And that is exactly what it is – much more than just another cookery book, it is also an insight into the origins of the food that he so lovingly prepares.

Inspired by the success of the first book, Frank and his co-author Richard Cornish, are on the road again, collecting material for MoVida2.

Frank chats with Angela under the pergolas

We were of course delighted that they found the time to swing by our Bodega, and on a perfect day we decided to entertain them to a few tapas of our own, under the pergolas of our El Pazo vineyard. Of course, in such illustrious company, we obviously had to find a top tapas chef, so we were joined by Herminda (who you may remember heads up our harvest team) to enjoy some great tapas, great wine and great company, all al fresco.

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