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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.
• Sustainability and the use of resources and food.
• Innovation, which brings a distinguishing personality to their service and kitchen.
• The organization, with a solid and efficient structure that makes the customer perceive the best possible experience at all times.
• The atmosphere and the comfort after dinner, as well as the transition of the gastronomic experience to the nighttime one.
• The variety of gastronomic offer, the combination of flavors, presentation of dishes, pairing and freshness of the products used, among other culinary aspects.
• The "mise en place", variety of drinks and cocktails, preparation, presentation and customer service.
• Condition of the facilities, their cleanliness and distribution, as well as certain aspects related to safety.
Cavalli Club Restaurant & Lounge is raising the bar for fine-dining vegan food with the launch of its extensive vegan menu. Determined to transform the pre-conceptions on meat-free dishes, Cavalli’s award-winning kitchen has curated a mouthwatering menu of delectable options that both meat-eaters, vegans and everyone in-between will love.
Having been awarded the prestigious Gastromoon given by the International Nightlife Association, Cavalli Club Restaurant & Lounge is renowned for having an impressive menu featuring a range of incredible flavours, textures and cuisines.
Start with one of the spectacular starters including quinoa salad with watermelon, asparagus, avocado cherry tomatoes, mix nuts and vegan mozzarella, pan seared tofu with, roasted capsicum, crushed edamame and avocado cream, pan fried polenta with mushroom ragu, rocket leaves and sun-dried tomatoes or a selection of vegan sushi.
Moving on to middle courses, satisfy appetites with a choice of Bamboo’s Gluten free pasta with sautéed mix mushroom, garden peas puree and truffle, Parmigiana di melanzane with melted vegan cheese or smoked Spinach and asparagus or risotto with vegan cheese.
Be prepared for tastebuds to be wowed and decide between one of the three main courses, porcini mushroom pizza with boiled potatoes, vegan mozzarella and truffle paste, gratinated grilled zucchini with panzanella salad, vegan. mozzarella and breadcrumbs or roasted capsicum stuffed with mix vegetable, tomatoes coulis and melted vegan cheese.
Don’t forget to save room for the refreshing desserts, ending the meal perfectly, strawberries sorbet topped with caramelized muesli or fresh fruit platter.
UAE residents can avail 30 per cent discount off the final food bill off the vegan and regular a la carte menu until the end of February on simply by presenting their Emirates ID.
We are pleased to attach a picture of the announcement of the agreement that took place at Pacha Barcelona. To the left of the image appears Joaquim Boadas, Secretary General of the International Nightlife Association and to the right Andrey Makiyevskiy, CEO of AIM Events.
The International Nightlife Association is proud to announce that Cavalli Club Restaurant & Lounge Dubai is the first club in the world to achieve the coveted “Triple Excellence in Nightlife” distinction.
We are pleased to attach a picture of INA's general secretary, Joaquim Boadas de Quintana, handing over the "Triple Excellence in Nightlife" certification recognizing Cavalli Club Dubai as the first in the world, to their General Manager, Hayan Abou Assali.
This morning in Dubai the International Nightlife Association has granted Cavalli Club Dubai with the “Double Excellence in Nightlife”, being the first nightlife venue in the Middle East achieving said distinction. The Double Excellence in Nightlife is an initiative which is already being adopted by many nightlife venues around the world, said venues have to overcome a series of requirements in order to obtain the double certification. The international double certification is made up of the International Nightlife Safety Certified (INSC) seal and the International Nightlife Acoustic Quality (INAQ) seal which is a clear voluntary action taken by nightlife venues in order to provide the maximum quality of protection and service to protect not only clients but also workers and neighbors.
Cavalli Club Dubai has shown it’s clear vow for excellence by complying with all requirements and successfully passing the two field inspections. For this reason, the International Nightlife Association's Secretary General, Joaquim Boadas, personally has visited the venue and has handed the Double Excellence Certificate to the General Manager of Cavalli Club Dubai, Hayan Abou Assali, who has stated "we are very proud to be the first venue in the Middle East to obtain this international double distinction since it demonstrates our commitment to excellence as well as our pledge to provide the best for our clients and workers".
The international safety seal that bears the name "International Nightlife Safety Certified (INSC)", requires the nightlife to pass a rigorous field inspection to certify that the venue disposes of one or several cardiac resuscitators( depending on venue capacity), a portable metal detector at the entrances of the premises, a breathalyzer at the exit of the premises, a map indicating the emergency exits exposed in their accesses, implement a protocol for the prevention of sexual harassment, and having their employees pass a 4-hour practical course on safety issues, as well as checking the proper functioning of emergency exits with anti-panic bars, the existence of revised extinguishers, the possession of a certificate of solidity of the premises and layout of fire-retardant furniture and decorative material. The seal also requires a series of posters on the prohibition of the sale of alcohol to minors, prohibition of possession, consumption, and sale of drugs as well as a recommendation to drink responsibly.