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GASTROMOON makes its way from Cavalli Club Dubai to Heart Ibiza
Heart Ibiza, first venue in Europe and second in the world after Cavalli Club Dubai to obtain the coveted distinction
The emblem that values haute gastronomy and upscale nightlife is granted by the World Chefs Association, the International Nightlife Association and Linkers Consultancy.
The presentation of the arrival to Europe of the international distinction that combines haute cuisine and nightlife could not have had a better setting for its launch than Tickets Barcelona. Tickets holds one Michelin star, three “Repsol Suns” and is also currently ranked number #32 on the list of “The 50 Best Restaurants”, a venue that presents a different and informal way of living an experience of haute cuisine through its tapas and culinary offer. Present at the event were Albert Adrià, Chef, Owner of ElBarri and Founding Partner of Heart Ibiza, José Corraliza, General Manager and Artistic Director of Heart Ibiza, Joaquim Boadas, Secretary General of the International Nightlife Association and David Basilio, Operations Manager of Linkers.
The function was officially opened by Joaquim Boadas, who began by congratulating the two representatives of Heart Ibiza and their entire team for having achieved this distinction. Boadas has stated that, "This is an achievement for both the restaurant and nightlife industry, since they are constantly evolving to meet the expectations of increasingly demanding customers for upscale dining and nightlife experiences, a milestone that Heart Ibiza has proven to have achieved to a very high standard." Boadas has also highlighted the importance of the fact that, "the first distinguished venue in Europe is from Spain and especially from Ibiza, an island known for being the world's leading exponent of quality nightlife, which recently also received its first Michelin star in hands of the restaurant Es Tragon". Boadas has continued to explain that all these components fit perfectly with GastroMoon, a label that will benefit both the restaurant and nightlife industry worldwide. INA’s Secretary General has also highlighted the importance of GastroMoon, since in addition to providing quality to both industries will be a source of job creation worldwide, especially in the occupation of chefs, during the nighttime hours.
David Basilio praised Heart Ibiza and all its team for achieving the first GastroMoon in Europe and explained the process and requirements that Heart Ibiza had to fulfil to achieve this distinction, which highlights the gastronomic quality of the venue as well as its nightlife offer, thus fulfilling the main objectives of GastroMoon, which will serve to identify, highlight and recommend those establishments that offer haute cuisine and an excellent nightlife offer. The Operations Manager of Linkers, in charge of the audit, explained that, "In order to obtain a GastroMoon we take into account the quality of the service, the rhythm between the kitchen and dining hall, sustainability, innovation, comfort, or the variety of the gastronomic offer; without forgetting the combination of flavors, presentation of dishes, pairing and freshness of the products used, among other culinary aspects; or the “mise en place”, preparation, presentation, table service, customer service, and also the state of the facilities, its cleanliness and distribution, as well as certain aspects related to security, since for example the premises must have a Dechoker device, used to prevent choking injuries."
Albert Adrià, who spoke next, thanked the International Nightlife Association, the World Chefs Association and Linkers for granting this distinction to Heart Ibiza. Albert Adrià highlighted the importance of this recognition which adds to the recent achievement by Heart Ibiza of the 14th position on the ranking of "The Worlds 100 Best Clubs" 2019, as well as the certification of the “Triple Excellence in Nightlife”, the highest distinction that exists worldwide in nightlife as well as the recent award for innovation in the restaurant business granted by the magazine Références Hôteliers Restaurateurs and also the mention of plastic free by Oceanic Global after having committed to the environment with the complete elimination of single-use plastics. For all these reasons, Adrià was very satisfied with the work carried out at Heart Ibiza with the alliance between The Adrià Brothers and Cirque du Soleil since its inception, "a collaboration that is paying off," said the Founding Partner of Heart Ibiza. Finally, Jose Corraliza, Artistic and Creative Director of Heart Ibiza, emphasized that , "The GastroMoon recognition represents the work done by a great team of professionals that turn Heart Ibiza night after night into a unique experience where customers can enjoy a magnificent evening with unforgettable moments. The combination and collision of restaurant, show and club opens in its difficulty, a window of creativity ", highlighting that "a recognition like that of a GastroMoon gives visibility to all of Heart’s work both in the culinary and nightlife aspect". Corraliza has also stated that "this recognition is the result of the work and effort of over 300 people. After 5 years of being devised by Albert Adrià, Ferran Adrià and by Guy Laliberté, founder of Cirque du Soleil, in Heart Ibiza we will continue to innovate each year by learning and enjoying. " The event concluded with the delivery of the GastroMoon certificate handed by Joaquim Boadas and David Basilio to Albert Adrià and Jose Corraliza, both the “Alma matter” of Heart Ibiza and main reason behind its success. Heart Ibiza becomes the first venue in Spain and Europe with a GastroMoon, being Cavalli Club Restaurant & Lounge Dubai, the first to obtain worldwide one in October of last year. We are pleased to attach a photograph of the delivery of the GastroMoon certificate to the representatives of the award-winning venue.
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The island and Barcelona, with 11 and nine venues respectively, are the most selected territories, followed by Madrid, Girona, Valencia, Murcia and Marbella
A total of 26 Spanish clubs, of which 11 are from Ibiza, are nominated to enter the list of 'The World’s 100 Best Clubs’ and, once on the list, they opt to be the ' World’s Best Club 2017 '. These are awards given by the International Nightlife Association on October 10th in Ibiza within the framework of its annual congress, which will be held this year on October 9th and 10th.
Among the territories that have been the most nominated clubs is Ibiza with 11 venues nominated (Ocean Beach, DC10, Amnesia, Blue Marlin, Destino, Heart, HÏ, Km5, Ushuaïa, Pachá Ibiza and Sankeys). Barcelona city and province have nine on that list: Shoko Barcelona, CDLC, Razzmatazz, Opium Mar, Pachá Barcelona, Bling Bling, Café del Mar Barcelona (Sant Adrià del Besós), Carpes Sunset (Òdena) and El Row (Viladecans).
They are followed by Madrid, with two (Fabrik and Ochoymedio), Girona (Les Teules), Valencia (La3), Murcia (Trips Summer Club in Cabo de Palos) and Marbella (Olivia Valère).
The Golden Moon Awards are the most ambitious international awards in the nightlife sector. The list is made up of a total of 195 establishments coming from countries like Arab Emirates, Singapore, Sweden, Belgium, Russia, Malta, Japan or Argentina, among others.
In the previous edition of these awards, held in Las Vegas, the award for the “World’s Best Club” went to Omnia Las Vegas, and the second was for Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel, which had already made the top spot in 2015. Third place was taken by Green Valley club in Brazil, and in fourth given to Pachá in Ibiza.
World famous molecular chefFerran Adría has a new recipe forrestaurantsandhotelson Ibiza. The chef and founder of El Bulli restaurant in Barcelona wants more quality from two-star hotels upwards.Ferran also believes that a world-leading school of hospitality could be set up here on the island to train the future generation to work in this important sector.
As the chef noted at an event held atHeartrestaurant this week: ‘not everyone can afford €1000 for a hotel room.' He added: ‘What I would like would be to have the best two-star hotels in the world'.The event covered the future of tourism on Ibiza with speakers including Ferran, his brother and business partner Albert, Óscar Molina from the Ibiza Gran Hotel and local restaurateur José Miguel Bonet of Es Ventall.
His approach he feels will make Ibiza more accessible in the future, with a useful counterbalance to the rise in luxury tourism on the island.For the consumer, his vision would entail better mid-range options, much better levels of service and more places to get quality food that is attractively priced.He also feels that all restaurants, regardless of size and quality should strive for excellence in the food they serve and service they provide.
Like much of what comes out of Ibiza, the proposed school has the potential to show how it should be done to the rest of the world.Spain, unsurprisingly has many world-class tourism ‘universities' such as the Basque Culinary Center in San Sebastián on which the Ibiza school would look to, were it to come about.
Spanish cooking was firmly put on the map when Ferran Adría opened the groundbreaking eatery of EL Bulli. His mission was to create an ego- and vanity-free cuisine Spain could be proud of.With Spain's chefs today being hailed as the among the world's best and most inventive, we think he pulled it off.
One of the most famous chefs in the world combined with the energy and spirit of Ibiza - sounds like a future we could all get into.
Hï Ibiza has only gone and given us the biggest news of the week as it reveals the line-up for its much-anticipated opening party.
The brand new Playa d'en Bossa superclub (formerly known as Space) will open its doors for the first time as Hï Ibiza on Sunday 28 May 2017, and it's set to be a fiesta for the music heads who have a seasoned taste for the underground. Confirmed Hï Ibiza resident, Black Coffee, will make his debut before he embarks on his 18-date residency. And joining him is Apollonia with an extended set, Luciano, Nic Fanciulli, Joris Voorn, Andrea Oliva, David Squillace, Kölsch, Matthias Tanzmann, Bas Ibellini and Djebali. These guys have been on regular rotation across the island in recent years, so its a huge coup for Hï Ibiza to kick off its first summer with a crew of seasoned DJs who know Ibiza, and more importantly, know its crowd.
It goes without saying that all eyes are on Hï Ibiza as we anticipate what it's going to pull out the bag this summer, and now that the opening party line-up has dropped, we're confident the new superclub will smash its debut season.
More than fifty years on from taking a leap of faith and switching career paths, Ricardo Urgell, owner of the legendary Pacha group has eased his grip on his beloved Pacha with the sale of some of his personal shares to Trilantic Capital Partners.
Both parties seemed happy with the deal with Urgell welcoming “Trilantic Europe to our home, Pachá” in a statement released by Trilantic. Urgell also went on to say that he is “very excited about this new phase of our group’s life, where I trust that, together with our new partner, we will undertake projects that will further contribute to the success achieved in the last 50 years.”
As of right now, it is unclear how much the deal is worth and how many shares Urgell will retain. However working with what information we do have it seems that Urgell will remain an integral part of the group with Trilantic stating that they “look forward to working together with him (Urgell) and the rest of the team on the very exciting future of the company.”
Ricardo Urgell has had close ties to the Spanish entertainment sector since the late 1960’s opening his first club in Barcelona in 1967. Urgell then sought to expand his business to the Balearic Islands in the 70’s and ignored financial advisors warnings that the “hippy movement” which was arriving in Ibiza at the time was too small a group of people to cater for. As the old saying goes “build it and they will come” and come is exactly what they did. We all owe a great deal to those hippies and Mr. Urgell as their actions helped shape Ibiza into the clubbers paradise we all know and love today!
Thank you Ricardo!
As the days start getting longer, thoughts immediately turn to the summer ahead. It’s now time to start planning those Ibizan getaways, and there’s one very important date just announced for the season ahead on the island: Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel opening party!
The iconic daytime open-air club in Playa d’en Bossa is now ready for another huge opening party on the white Island on Saturday 27th May. In the coming weeks we will announce a stellar cast of artists that will lead the venue on its colossal stage, that year after year never fails to surprise. With a big reputation for a killer celebration of the coolest sounds in underground, house and techno, ever present pyrotechnics, intricate visuals and a massive production preceding them on its massive 16 metres stage, Ushuaïa Ibiza will also be pulling out all the stops to ensure that this opening party is a feast for all the senses to satisfy every clubbers expectations.
Global beach club brand Nikki Beach is back for its fourth season, with its season opening event this Thursday 28 April. This year there will be a new fine dining menu and a calendar of exciting themed events based around Nikki Beach’s six core elements of fashion, film, music, art, dining and entertainment.
Following the opening, regular events at Nikki Beach Ibiza include the hippy-inspired Peace Love and Music every Wednesday; Take over Fridays, a fashion and art filled event; a new Saturday concept called S.P.F (Summer. Pool. Fun) as well as the famous Amazing Sunday Brunch, with unlimited champagne and food flavours from around the world.
A new fine dining menu, offering an array of flavourful dishes, will be available from Thursdays to Saturdays, right on the beach. As well as the finest champagne and an array of superb cocktails, you can feast on things like fresh, locally sourced sushi platters, seasonal salads and slow roasted spit-roasted chicken.
Nikki Beach has a superb beachfront setting near Santa Eulalia on the east coast, offering a relaxed and chilled space where you can enjoy the “Nikki Beach lifestyle". Open each day from 11am, the venue comprises a beach club, terrace restaurant, pool and cocktail bar – all with spectacular views of Mediterranean. The Nikki Beach Lifestyle boutique is the perfect place to pick up a present or two for you, or for friends.
Sebastian Dolinsky, Nikki Beach Ibiza’s general manager said: “We are thrilled to welcome back our loyal customers from around the world as well as our beloved locals and of course anyone new who wishes to join us”.
Those of you familiar with the island will know that the Circoloco opening party at DC-10 is one of the most notorious in the world for a few reasons:
1. The line-up always boasts the crème de la crème of underground techno
2. You can expect to get seriously sweat-soaked,
3. If you’re going to lose your head at any point during opening parties, there’s an 89% chance it will happen here - few are lucky enough to come away unscathed.
So, veterans prepare for battle and newcomers, get training, because this year your stamina will be tested at a mammoth session on Monday 23rd May.
Heading the inevitably stonking line-up this year are DC-10 giants including Seth Troxler, the Martinez Brothers, Tale of Us, Black Coffee, Matthias Tanzmann, Kerri Chandler, Tania Vulcano, Art Department, Davide Squillace and Ellen Allien. Plus we’ll be transported to the magical world ofDamian Lazarus alongside huge names like Jackmaster, Dubfire, Agoria, Cassy, John Talabot, Dyed Soundorom, Gerd Janson, Dan Ghenacia, DVS1, tINI, David August, Cirillo, DJ W!LD, Tom Trago, Clive Henry, Jose de Divina, Tiger & Woods, Russ Yallop, Robert James, Sossa, Rene, and Konstantin. Yes, our jaws are on the floor too.
An afternoon spent and lost in the garden at DC-10 is an Ibizan rite of passage, so we recommend heading down early for some Circoloco sunshine action and the opportunity to be pistol whipped al fresco by some beats. Just remember it's a marathon, not a sprint. Tickets available on the door.