Marbella’s best known chef, Dani García, has been known to climb a few mountains in his quest for excellence. But on Thursday he took on a new challenge, scaling the 1,200 m of La Concha to prepare a meal!
“I do not know if I will be prepared to go up, but the dream and the desire always outweigh the forces, so we will be there to raise awareness and contribute our bit”, he said before the hike.
Dani was taking part in the solidarity challenge promoted by the Marbella Fire Department to raise awareness about the Butterfly Skin: a rare and incurable disease that affects 500 people in Spain.
Challenged to cook on La Concha, Dani went up together with members of his team, more than a dozen firefighters, representatives of the charity DEBRA Piel de Mariposa, and professional golfer Noemí Jiménez.
Next to the Butterfly Skin Solidarity Bench, which the firefighters set up in 2016 to give visibility to this disease, the 3-Michelin-star chef prepared a soaked avocado stuffed with tuna and caviar. Dani also emphased the importance of supporting the charity. “We must give back to society what it gives us. Although we are all currently going through difficult times, we must emphasise that, for people with Butterfly Skin, difficult times are always present ”.
President of DEBRA Piel de Mariposa, Nieves Montero, highlighted the severity with which the Covid-19 crisis has affected an organization that has seen its income reduced by 80%.
“Hopefully we will recover this income soon, so that the DEBRA team can continue to guarantee the social and health support that they offer to those affected,” added Noemí Jiménez, professional golfer and ambassador of the Butterfly Skin, who also took the opportunity to tee off from the summit of La Concha!