In 2003 I took a leap of faith and moved with my family from Australia home to Barcelona, Spain, where I accidently opened a restaurant. I say accidently because the original idea was to find work as a chef somewhere and polish my rather wanton language skills. But the opportunity to be the propietor of my very own place came along and I just couldn’t turn it down.
EMU BAR was Barcelona’s first and only Australian eatery and the four years I spent there where both incredibly intense and professionally gratifying. The idea was to put a bit of fire into the bellies of my Mediterranean counterparts and my quirky little eatery became quickly known as the only place in Barcelona to get a taste of real spice.
We have since closed EMU BAR’s door and left the wonderfully vibrant city in favour of a total tree change. In 2016 we moved to La Masia to do a complete renovation on what is now our new old home, where we offer our guests fully bespoke culinary & wine getaways.
OUR 17TH CENTURY STONE MASIA IS SET AMONGST THE GEORGEOUS SURROUNDS OF WINE COUNTRY IN ALT PENEDES ONLY 50 MINUTES BY CAR OR TRAIN FROM BARCELONA CITY.