“It is very natural to remember and love the land of birth where one had his environment, but is also natural to remember and love the land adopted by your own free will” G. Bigs
The Catalans felt like at home in Australia, but they also kept a strong sense of Catalanness. Like most migrants, their heart was divided. What makes them Catalan? Do the new generations still speak the language and dance la sardana? The Catalan footprint was very present at one time. Do you still see any Catalan features in Australia?"
The Rubira sisters still remember some of the recipes served at the Rubira Cafe. Please take a sit and let them delight you with their famous Spanish rice!
Enter your favourite catalan dishes at the RECIPE BOOK
VIDEO RUBIRA CAFE
Jose Paronella, a man with a dream
From very early age, Jose listened to the stories from Grandma about Spanish castles. Once in Australia the dream became true in the form of Paronella Park.
The Catalan Family
“So we had just a dance with a bit of supper added to it, as a sort of thankyou to all the married couples that had looked after them over the years.”