“This is me, Tamara Falcó Preysler the day of my 40th birthday. If there’s one thing I can say, it’s that so far things haven’t stopped happening to me.” That’s how it begins Tamara Falcó: the marchioness the new Netflix documentary starring the daughter of Isabel Preysler in which she picks up the witness of Georgina Rodríguez and her series I’m Georginain a new audiovisual production that will review the busy life of its protagonist.
The first chapter starts with the lavish party that the Marchioness of Griñón offered for her fortieth birthday in November of last year. A celebration attended by well-known faces from the pages of the coated paper and where you can see the strong union that he has with his family, they have not missed the party: “I have been very lucky with my family.”says the protagonist proudly when talking about her family.
Tamara acknowledges that her life has been told “through the magazine Hello“, something that despite having marked her life, has not affected her at all: “I am the daughter of one of the most elegant women in Spain and Carlos Falcó, a renowned viticulturist, Marquis of Griñón and frande of Spain”, she presumes proud to talk about her parents. “Yes, now I am a marchioness”, she says amused about the title she inherited from her father, who was her ‘little right eye’.
She defines herself as an “influencer”, businesswoman and owner of her own clothing brand and collaborator of “one of the most successful television programs in this country, El hormiguero”. And she goes on to talk about her faith, something that has defined her life in recent years: “Instead of wanting to go out at night for drinks, I wanted to stay at home praying the rosary, I came to consider being religious”.
The starting point of the documentary is surprising to say the least: he wants to open his own restaurant. And it is that of his victory in celebrity masterchef, Tamara found her true calling, cooking. After winning the contest, she continued her preparation at a prestigious cooking school, which is why she decided to dedicate herself to it and open a restaurant in El Rincón, the farm that she inherited after the death of his father.
With the help of Iñigo Onieva, the great revelation of the documentary, who is very loose in front of the cameras, Tamara will create, throughout the six chapters that make up the documentary, a menu “in record time” with which to start the restaurant. “And if that was not enough, I have to convince my mother that I can do it” jokes the Marquise.
To give shape to that idea, it will also have the collaboration of the designer Juan Avellaneda, from whom he became inseparable during his time on the aforementioned TVE culinary reality show. “I want to do it well and it is very complicated because it is still a huge house and it needs a brutal reform”. El Rincón, located in Aldea del Fresno (Madrid), is an impressive 19th-century palace where he spent a lot of time with his father, which is why he gets emotional every time he visits her: “My father was the reason I went to the country and that was my moment of peace. This is something that I am not going to share with him and it makes me sad.”
The funniest face of Isabel Preysler
The second chapter of the series begins with a funny and surreal conversation between Isabel Preysler and Mario Vargas Llosa in which they talk about the grandeur of New York, a city that according to her mother, “Tamara hasn’t visited in a long time.” Precisely on her return revolves this new chapter in which its protagonist sets course for the city of skyscrapers. “I’ve seen a movie to set me on New York, quite interesting,” Tamara tells Mario Vargas Llosa, who is happy about the trip. “Let’s go to the Carolina Herrera parade and after shopping with mom“, he adds about the family plans. “Mario stays reading, he has come with mommy and me sometimes, but he doesn’t like it very much. At first he didn’t know who Jimmy Choo was.”
“My mother there are things that she considers to be a horror and everything is already strident, it doesn’t suit you… she doesn’t understand it,” she says about the differences with her mother in her fashion tastes as they walk clutching the streets of New York showing off most complicit.
At one of the mother-daughter meetings, Tamara confesses her idea of opening a restaurant: “I know you don’t have much faith in the restaurant, but it will end up happening,” she warns her mother. “It’s just that I don’t understand it,” jokes an unrecognizable Isabel Preysler who is funnier and closer than we are used to. “That of the ephemeral restaurants I do not finish seeing it”, adds she without understanding the concept of the restaurant that her daughter raises. Tamara’s idea is “to create a mobile kitchen, to move it around different areas of the palace” and thus take advantage of each of its spaces.
Especially fun is the visit they make to a kitchen furniture store in New York, where Isabel Preysler puts faces to each of Tamara’s ideas: “Mommy, I’m forty years old, okay? (…) You don’t pay any attention to me” , she says amused while her mother scolds her for touching the things in the store: “Am blue condomI have been dismantling kitchens for a year“, she adds.
On his visit to workshop from Carolina Herrera, Tamara arrives ready to look at wedding dresses for her future wedding with Iñigo Onieva, an idea that her mother does not seem to like very much: “Don’t scare me. Don’t be silly. You’re still at the turkey age,” she says Isabel listening to her daughter. “The one who is going to be scared is Iñigo when he sees this. I’m like psycho looking at wedding dresses before… (…) When I tell Iñigo that I’ve been looking at wedding dresses, what I hope is that he doesn’t misunderstand my mother’s reaction. It’s not because of him, it’s because of the concept. What my mother doesn’t want is to lose me, she thinks I’m going to go back to her house. It’s not that she doesn’t want to see me happy, but she wants me to be with her,” Tamara clarifies.
On her return to Madrid, Tamara meets up with Onieva, together with whom she reviews the best moments of her trip and the commented moment of her mother with the wedding dresses. “I imagine myself married to him, you no longer waste time with someone you don’t see a future for,” she says while Iñigo dodges her and prefers not to talk about the wedding. At the moment…