Behind the scenes at Cortijo la Zapatera
So much goes on behind the scenes at Cortijo La Zapatera. We like to give our readers a glimpse into how the magic is made. So we thought you might like a sneak peek behind the curtain. Get to know us in our new series of blogs. The first in series; We are Cortijo La Zapatera. This is us. Part 1.
August, 14th 2020
We asked Wouter Burgmans a few rapid fire questions. Enjoy!
What is your role at Cortijo La Zapatera?
Owner, chef, pool guy, olive and vine farmer, chief maintenance.
Which activities do you find less enjoyable to do?
What is your next project within Cortijo La Zapatera?
Making wine for the first time from our own vineyard.
What is your favorite place at Cortijo La Zapatera?
The pool bar during spring and fall.
What is your favorite restaurant in Canillas de Aceituno?
It is hard to choose between El bodegon de Juan Maria and La Sociedad, so I won't.
What local dish should your guests try?
A 'pitufo catalana'. A small local bread with iberico ham, freshly chopped tomatoes and a drizzle of good quality olive oil.
What is your favorite time of the year?
Spring and fall.
You are an expert at?
Making tortillas and keeping the pool water fresh and clear.
Other than life at Cortijo La Zapatera, share a hobby or two?
Cooking, traveling, diving and skiing.
A Belgian beer.
Share your daily habit! We know you have one.
Start the day with a strong black coffee.
Hidden talent found at Cortijo La Zapatera?
Pool maintenance, pruning olive and almond trees and making paella.
If you could be bold and ask future guests to bring you something, what would it be?
Sweet soft licorice (typical dutch candy);-)?!