Frank Camorra spends Christmas this year with his parents; partner Vanessa and son Pepe at his rustic holiday cabin in Victoria’s Otway Ranges. The day is informal and unpretentious and one spent enjoying traditional Spanish food amid the laid back atmosphere of an Aussie bush setting. Frank cooks his family a Thick Tomato and Bread Soup called Salmorejo Cordobes, Rabbit Paella and a special occasion Gypsy Cake under the watchful eye of its inventor: his Mum, Rosario.
This year, Lauren Murdoch is celebrating an ‘orphans’ Christmas with her closest friends. Funky and fabulous, Lauren’s Christmas combines a delightfully fresh, aromatic menu with good friends and great wine. On the menu – Steamed Asparagus with Soft Boiled Eggs, Shaved Raclette Cheese and Tarragon Vinaigrette, Roasted Spice Lamb Racks with Cherry Tomatoes, Black Olive and Spanish Onions and to finish with a flourish, she makes White Chocolate, Cranberry and Almond Semifreddo. This is one happy party!