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COA MARBELLA

WORDS BY MARISA CUTILLAS

BODEGAS CEPA 21 PRESENTS

VIRTUAL WINE TASTING EVENT

Bodegas Cepa 21 recently held a virtual wine tasting event featuring its youngest red – Hito 2020. This Ribera del Duero tinto tempranillo is aged in French oak and boasts expressive notes with pronounced aromas and the presence of red fruits. Its flavour is well-balanced and smooth, leaving a pleasant finish in the mouth. The tasting was presided over by José Moro, President of Emilio Moro and Cepa 21 – two of Ribera del Duero’s most international wineries. The tasting session kickstarted the campaign Hito de tu Vida, featuring events taking place in a number of Spanish restaurants. i www.cepa21.com

COA, opening this month, is a chic new gourmet cuisine restaurant featuring fabulous Mediterranean cuisine at reasonable prices with sophisticated décor and plenty of glam and artistry. The restaurant seats 120 and is divided into two floors. It boasts a stunning open kitchen, where you can watch the chefs whip up fantastic meat, fish, and grilled vegetable dishes such as toro tuna tartar, low-temperature artichokes with Payoyo cheese and cecina, steamed black cod with avocado gazpachuelo, and rack of lamb with mushrooms, apple, and cane honey juice. i www.coarestaurant.es

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BEST CHEF AWARDS 2021 – TOP PRIZE GOES TO DABIZ MUÑOZ Congratulations to Dabiz Muñoz (of DiverXO and StreetXO) for winning the top prize at the Best Chef Awards 2021. The Chef said that winning was “the f’ing greatest! The Best Chef Award is one of the most prestigious acknowledgements in the world today… (it) recognises many years of creativity, dedication, passion and hard work. The last years in the XO world have been intense and brutal, but my team and I are clear that this is only the beginning and the best is yet to come.” i www.thebestchefawards.com