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May 22, 2020 Comments (0) Views: 403 COVID-19 2020, Good Food TV

Life In The Time Of COVID-19 : Oliver “Olimax” Maxwell, Bar Gros, Calella, Catalonia, Spain

Captured here in his natural environment, the extended lunch, Olimax hosts Oyster Boy and GFR's Jamie Drummond in Barcelona in a year BC (before COVID-19)

Captured here in his natural environment, the extended lunch, Olimax hosts Oyster Boy and GFR’s Jamie Drummond in Barcelona in a year BC (before COVID-19)

 

Oliver Maxwell AKA Olimax has been a friend of mine since back in my university leather-trousered crazy clubbing years in London, UK, 89/90/91.

Throughout that time I’ve known him variously as a barfly, musical artist, producer, promoter, web designer, graphic designer, photographer, and unarguably one of the world’s greatest bon vivants; I have indulged in a couple of his infamous long lunches and still have the scarring on my poor liver to prove it…

Last year he added yet another string to his bow after relocating from Barcelona, his home for nigh on 15 years, to the Catalonian coastal town of Calella and opening Bar Gros, a bar/restaurant that he describes as a Vermuteria Gastrónomica.

Unable to open back up for the season due to the Spanish pandemic lockdown, Oli found himself as the bar’s sole customer for a couple of months…

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Edinburgh-born/Toronto-based Sommelier, consultant, writer, judge, and educator Jamie Drummond is the Director of Programs/Editor of Good Food Revolution… And he cannot wait to see Oli’s place!

 

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