CongratulationsMichael and his Sydney team. Qantas travel insider has placed Cafe Del Mar Sydney on the official list of the top 10 rooftop bars in the world. travelinsider.qantas.com.au
Michael Vale is the man solely responsible for travelling to Madrid and bringing home the head license for one of the world's most famous and iconic food-beverage lifestyle and music branding names for the Australian market, with the establishment of Cafe Del Mar Australia Pty Ltd back in 2008, five years before introducing the project to his Sydney partners.
As founder and majority shareholder of an Australian franchising company Michael was the driving force behind the appointment of a suitable Sydney licensee, the site allocation-conceptual creation construction and eventual grand launch of Australia's first Cafe Del Mar "Sunset Bar" at Cockle Bay on Sydney's Darling Harbour.
The New Look Piccolo Bar Terrace
A superb 350 seat "State of the Art" operation with a private "Chill Out" Room and enjoying a direct Australian sunset overlooking the tranquil waters of Darling Harbour. A slice of the Ibiza and Meditteranean lifestyle culture right in the heart of corporate Sydney Australia. The world's first Cafe Del Mar "Urban" flagship model.
Within a few short months Sydney's Cafe Del Mar has hosted local and international celebrities such as Jamie Oliver Alfred Cointreau Richard Wilkins Kyle Sandiland and Jaquie O Barry Du Bois Amanda Keller and our very own TV celebrity Spanish chef Miguel Maestre, including a host of internationally aclaimed DJs and entertainers.
Michael personally sourced out Australia's most famous Spanish TV celebrity chef: Sydney's own "Crazy Bull" Miguel Maestre and brought him into the Cafe Del Mar management team. Miguel has been a tremendous assett to the new operation as he put his stamp on the unique Spanish-Mediterranean inspired menu. www.miguelmaestre.com.au
The "jewel" on this world famous Spanish Crown will be the rebranding and reinvention of a "Club Med" style Australian coastal resort redevelopment, unlike anything ever experienced on the Australian Pacific resort scene.
Cafe Del Mar Sydney's fabulous new main dining room facing Darling Harbour
Our very own celebrity Spanish chef Miguel Maestre at the Sydney launch
The massive "Chill Out" balcony facing the tranquil waters of Darling Harbour
Long time Cafe Del Mar fan the famous Jamie Oliver drops in to say hello to Michael and a very excited Sydney crew
Sydney radio's Kyle Sandiland and Jaquie O with TV personality Amada Keller drop in for a drink and a sunset session
An Australian sunset draws massive crowds with the world famous Cafe Del Mar "Chillout" music setting the mood
Our very own Miguel Maestre with John and our good friend and long standing Cafe Del Mar fan Richard Wilkins
A very excited Cafe Del Mar kitchen crew with Miguel Maestre and Miss Australia
Our very own K9 mascots
A swag of Cafe Del Mar "Chill-Out" fans enjoying a iconic music at a Sunday afternoon session
the undisputed King of the Paella Pans our own Miguel with fellow TV personality host Amanda Keller
Cafe Del Mar executive "Chill Out" fans with Cafe Del Mar founder Michael Vale & and partner Maree with Sydney hotelier Patrick Gallagher at the gala launch