Frank Camorra is one of the best known chefs in Melbourne and an amazing ambassador for Spanish food in Australia. I have been lucky enough to enjoy his food and hospitality on many occasions and thought this upcoming trip sounded amazing. Frank has teamed up with Suze Healey at MPT to put together a 13 day food journey through Spain.
So if you can plan your next holiday to run from, then this is what you could be experiencing with Frank and Suze –
Day 1: Hola Seville. Rest up in the afternoon. Join Frank and Suze for a sunset welcome drink or two. Then you’ll be thrown straight in the deep end with an evening ‘Insider’s Tapas Tour.’
Day 2: Get under Seville’s skin with a morning city walking tour. An evening at leisure or join Frank and Suze in one of their favourite local spots.
Day 3: A morning on an Iberian pig farm exploring the world of jamon. Lunch in a famous local village restaurant. An evening immersed in the world of flamenco with revered local musicians.
Day 4: The alluring town of Jerez de la Frontera awaits. Taste the world’s finest 30 year old sherries from the barrel in a privately owned bodega. Enjoy a sumptuous seafood feast in the village of Sanlucar de Barrameda.
Day 5: Depart for the whitewashed village of Vejer de la Frontera. Explore in the afternoon and prepare to indulge at Andalucía’s finest steak restaurant.
Day 6: Delve into the world of tuna in Barbate. Explore markets and collect produce with a guest chef. Limber up for a tuna feast at El Campero. Enjoy a private dinner party at our chef’s delightful home.
Day 7: We’ll let Frank take control as you’re immersed in his Cadiz. A long lunch at one of his favourite Michelin-starred restaurants may well be a tour highlight. Frank will be cooking tonight in our private lodge.
Day 8: Enjoy a sampling safari on our journey to Ronda – think goat’s cheese, vino, olives and more. Tonight you’ll be cooking with Frank – starring in your own private dinner party on a stunning rooftop. Shoes are optional.
Day 9: It’s all about olives! Visit olive mills both traditional and modern. Sample quality produce and soak up the countryside with a memorable lakeside lunch.
Day 10: Pack your drinking shoes! Visit 500 year old family owned cellars and contemporary vineyards focused on organic cultivation. Drink some stunning red wine (vino tintos) and meet some charming characters along the way.
Day 11: Journey to Granada. Meander through a labyrinth of medieval streets and explore this hip, youthful and alluring city.
Day 12: You’ll be mesmerised by the magic and mystery of La Ahlambra at sunrise. Enjoy a selection of local specialities for lunch. Travel to Malaga for the grand finalé.
Day 13: We finish with a BANG. Joined by a celebrated guest chef and close friend. Taste a mouth-watering array of produce at the famous Mecardo de Atarazanas. A bike ride and Malaguena lunch with ‘WOW’ factor. And a farewell dinner that will bring you to your feet for a round of applause.