Culinary Director Josep Espuga originated from Catalonia, Spain, with a multi-Michellin star-studded CV featuring Mugaritz, Nahm, and New York’s Degustation. Josep has been in Australia for the past decade and brings a wealth of experience working at Bommie on Hamilton Island, where he managed large teams and multi-venue dining. Josep also launched The Bohemian at South Wharf in Melbourne.
Josep’s experience at Madrid’s La Broche working with El Bulli alumni Sergi Arola set him on his culinary journey and desire to cook worldwide. His first introduction to Australia was during a Stage at Mugaritz, where he met a young Dan Hunter.
Josep was drawn to the Peninsula at the end of last year to work at Pt. Leo Estate under Phil and appointed to manage the three-venue Estate overseeing Laura, Pt. Leo Restaurant and the Wine Terrace.
Pt. Leo Estate Sculpture
Pt. Leo Estate Beverage
2018 Pt Leo Estate Reserve Chardonnay
Pt. Leo Estate Dish
Leccino olive pasta, ashed cashew cheese, Clarence River prawns on the Laura Menu.
What is your favourite thing to do on the Mornington Peninsula?
As Culinary Director of Pt. Leo Estate, its no surprise that visiting farmers and producers are Josep’s favourite ways to spend his time on the Mornington Peninsula.