Jordi Roca, elected the best pastry chef in the world in 2014 by the British magazine Restaurant, traveled to Cappadocia during his knowledge-gathering journey to Turkey, the last stage in the 2015 BBVA-El Celler de Can Roca Tour. The Catalonian cook not only enjoyed the amazing scenery and thousand-year-old history of Cappadocia, he also fulfilled one of his brother Josep's dreams by watching how traditional amphora wines are made.
Life and Culture
Life and Culture
The BBVA-El Celler de Can Roca tour said goodbye to Argentina prior to embarking on the US leg of the tour. Over the course of their one-week stay in Buenos Aires, brothers Joan, Josep and Jordi Roca, owners of the world’s best restaurant, treated over 500 BBVA customers and guests to a specially designed menu, with ingredients and wines hailing from almost all of the country’s regions.
Garbiñe Muguruza’s return to competition: The Rogers Cup in Toronto will be the first tournament she plays since her successful Wimbledon campaign this year. The BBVA Ambassador, who will be departing toward Canada today, will arrive in excellent physical shape and in high spirits. Ranked 9th in the WTA Tour, she hopes to make it to the final rounds of the US Open Series tournaments leading up to the last Grand Slam of the Season.
Garbiñe Muguruza is back in competition. The BBVA Ambassador discussed the current state of affairs in the women’s circuit, and was happy to take a look back at her successful campaign in this year’s Wimbledon. But, being the winner she is, the Spanish-Venezuelan tennis player is already eyeing new challenges. The first of them will be in Toronto and the next in Cincinnati, to arrive at the US Open in optimal conditions.
The BBVA-El Celler de Can Roca kicked off its 2015 edition officially with an event in the Spanish embassy in Argentina that gathered over 200 attendees and journalists from more than 40 media outlets.
The 2015 BBVA-El Celler de Can Roca Tour will broadcast one of its events in Buenos Aires. The event will be broadcast from the Terrazas Bistró restaurant at La Rural, where the Roca brothers will prepare a menu with typical dishes such as Salta lamb, black hake, mate, cheese and quince, among others. During the dinner, the guests will also sample new takes on traditional dishes such as "alfajores", "choripán" and "chimichurri", accompanied by Argentinian wines selected by Josep Roca.
Gema Sacristán, head of the Financial Markets Division at the IDB's Structured and Corporate Finance Department, highlights some of the experiences in banking penetration that are taking place in several countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. These are initiatives in Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru and Brazil to promote and facilitate banking penetration.
The BBVA Chairman & CEO received Garbiñe Muguruza at BBVA's new headquarters in Madrid. Francisco González wanted to congratulate the player in person following her stellar performance during the first half of the current season and particularly for reaching the Ladies' Final in Wimbledon, where she played against Serena Williams. Muguruza is currently number 9 in the WTA ranking.