On November 14th Germán Bordils gathered a range of representatives from both the artistic and gastronomical worlds, in honour of his annual Fiesta de la Oliva, in Jerica (Castellon). The event took place in Finca Heredad del Campillo, a privileged location just a few minutes from Navajas and Jerica, on the edge of the Regajo reservoir, measuring at 120 hectares and dating back to the 16th century. The property has a long history backed up the thorough restoration carried out by the current owners, and was passed from the hands of the church to nobility, making this grand country state the perfect setting for this exhibition that exudes tradition, gastronomy and art.
The guests entered the estate, flanked by a selection of Anzo sculptures (José Iranzo Almonacid, 1931-2006), responsible for introducing pop art into the Valencian artistical world. The IVAM will also be honouring his work by hosting an exhibition on his creative works with the aim of providing the Almonacid with the exposure he deserves, as one of the largest producers of contemporary art in in the last century in Valencia. The Fundación Anzo was created in 2013 by Amparo Iranzo, daughter of the artist and wife to Germán Bordils.
During the event there was an oil tasting of the Arbosana and Arbequina varieties, through which one could experience their exceptional organoleptic properties, as well as an explanation of olive varieties and the maceration and ripening process.These oils are used in some of the best restaurants in Spain such as El Celler de Can Roca and Riff.