Beginning of Winter 2018 saw Miguel Maestre collaborate with the kitchen at Trofeo Estate creating a seasonal dinner followed by seasonal themed events through Spring and Summer. For each event, Miguel created a five course seasonal feast, matched to Trofeo’s terracotta wines. To top it all off, Trofeo Estate featured a monthly Miguel creation on the specials board.
At the 2018 Melbourne Grand Prix, Jim the owner of Trofeo Estate, met Miguel for the first time. They hit it off, and soon after Jim sent Miguel some Trofeo terracotta amphora wine. Miguel was so impressed that he contacted Jim to discuss a collaboration with Trofeo Estate, obviously, with a Miguel twist! They came up with a series of seasonal events that would be hosted at Trofeo Estate. Using Estate & locally grown produce, Miguel would create a unique menu that matched beautifully with Trofeo Estate wine.
Miguel at 27 was head chef of “Number One” the Godfather of Australian Cuisine Tony Bilson’s Bistro, working alongside Australia’s leading French Chef Manu Feildel. After meeting Ferran Adria at the number one restaurant in the world “El Bulli”, he opened the biggest Spanish restaurant in Australia “El Toro Loco” in an outstanding waterfront location at Manly Beach. At the age of 29 he was the chef at the most prestigious event in Australia ‘Emirates Melbourne Cup’ building a strong reputation in the cooking scene.
Miguel has been awarded by His Majesty The King of Spain the highest award a citizen can receive “The Order of Civil Merits” for his extraordinary service to the nation for the benefit of Spain in the Australian media.
It is Miguel’s co-hosting role on TEN’s three time Logie winning show “The Living Room”, that has catapulted him into the world of TV working alongside Amanda Keller, Dr Chris Brown and Barry DuBois.
Miguel is the author of two best-selling Spanish books “Miguel’s Tapas” and “Spanish Cooking”.
Purchase a signed copy of Miguels book, “Miguel’s Tapas” at our cellar door.
Please be advised the next scheduled event for May 2019 has been postponed …… stay tuned for further information.