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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 prestigious Cavalli Club Restaurant & Lounge Dubai has become the first venue in the world that has been distinguished with a GastroMoon, having recently passed the inspection to obtain it. Cavalli Club Restaurant & Lounge Dubai demonstrates that yet another time Pragma Group has incorporated state-of-the-art technology and stylish design elements to push the boundaries of the restaurant and nightlife industry not only Dubai but throughout the world. The club's Executive Chef, Luca Napoleone, serves a menu of refined Italian cuisine and also recently created a new à la carte that goes the extra mile with Augmented Reality, allowing for clients to see a hologram of the dish right on their table while ordering from iPads. Not to mention, the sophisticated lounge offers expertly mixed drinks, premium beverages and an extensive list of the finest vintages.  The GastroMoon distinction was presented last week in a press conference held in Madrid. Said distinction was born as a result of joining the International Nightlife AssociationWorldChefs a global network of over 100 chefs associations representing chefs at all levels and across all specialties worldwide and Linkers a hospitality consulting agency, with the goal of promoting unique gastronomic experiences, in a first-class nightlife enviornment.  What does it take to get a Gastromoon? Depending on the requirements that are met, the premises may be awarded one, two or even three GastroMoons and, for this, a professional inspection will be responsible for assessing the different spaces and aspects: • Quality of service, and coordination between kitchen and dining room.
• 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 mozzarellapan 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.

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Beachouse Ibiza

Beach club/Beach yoga/Restaurant/Club
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Mirador Calma

Restaurante/Lounge Club/Cocktail Bar
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Marina Beach Club

Beachclub/Restaurant
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In Pacha Barcelona the International Nightlife Association and entertainment luxury lifestyle firm AIM Events have announced the agreement they have recently signed. AIM Events, is one of the world’s first companies that combines world class event management with an exclusive lifestyle membership service focused on nightlife. Said agreement came to be due to the fact that nightlife clients are becoming more and more demanding while also looking for comfort and excellence. In turn, the International Nightlife Association has been betting on the quality pursued by nightlife clients through the creation of the Gold Member figure and the implementation of the Triple Excellence in Nightlife, currently the most important nightlife quality distinction existing worldwide.   According to a study conducted by the International Nightlife Association, one out of every three tourists chooses its destination based on the nightlife offer at said destination, for this the International Nightlife Association has taken a step ahead to promote excellence and quality in the industry.  On the other hand, AIM Events, originally an event management company has been offering the best extensive knowledge and skills to tailor to client's needs and has built a considerable reputation and has recently expanded their services. Specifically, AIM Events has launched the AIM All Access and AIM Seasonal memberships, being one of the first in the world to introduce such synergy between luxury and entertainment. Said memberships are focused on lifestyle and nightlife, providing exclusive benefits in nightclubs, hotels, and private aviation firms worldwide, allowing members to live a luxurious lifestyle. For this reason, both parties signed the agreement to allow AIM Events members access to INA's Gold Member venues and enjoy special rates and discounts and other advantages all in benefit of promoting excellence in nightlife. The International Nightlife Association vows to expand benefits to its Gold Member venues all around the world and also promote quality and excellence in its venues. In other words, Gold Member venues will have the chance to partner with AIM Events in order to have AIM highlight their venue to their exclusive members. This way, the AIM member will have special benefits and discounts at the venue such as VIP entry etc. and the Gold Member venue will gain access to extensive entertainment services and new clients.  Joaquim Boadas de Quintana, General Secretary of the International Nightlife Association has stated, "From the International Nightlife Association we believe that the sector needs to be proactive and constantly adapt to nightlife user's needs while assuring that the nightlife business owner has the necessary tools to do so. For this, the International Nightlife Association has created the Triple Excellence in Nightlife seal all in the benefit of our sector's image and our clients' commodity".  On the other hand, Andrey Makiyevskiy, CEO of AIM Events has mentioned, "The partnership with the INA enables our clients to benefit from the highest level of quality in nightlife whilst also enabling the venues to have exclusive access to our event management services ". 
 
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.
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Tuesday, 18 December 2018 18:20

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Nightclub/Rooftop Bar/Private Event Venue
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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.

This remarkable accomplishment comprises the “International Nightlife Acoustic Quality” (INAQ), the “International Nightlife Safety Certified” (INSC) and the “International Nightlife Quality Service” (INQS) seals which involve major improvements in the venue that implements them in the mentioned areas.
Cavalli Club Restaurant & Lounge Dubai, a Gold Member of the International Nightlife Association has undergone all three certifications with remarkable decision and commitment to safety and excellence. All three seals require a comprehensive study and audit and, as a consequence, further implementation of the detected improvements.
Previously Cavalli Club Dubai achieved last month the “Double Excellence in Nightlife” seal which was handed by our Secretary General Joaquim Boadas de Quintana to the club’s General Manager Hayan Abou Assali becoming the first distinction our association has awarded in the Middle East. This Double Excellence is made up of both INSC and INQS seals and required the club to have a breathalyser, resuscitators, metal detector, sound limiter, a protocol to avoid sexual assault, a training course on safety, among other things.
Cavalli Club Dubai did not stop here and so kept on upgrading its quality by implementing the third international seal, the International Nightlife Quality Service becoming the first in the world to have the Triple Excellence in Nightlife. This third seal covers all aspects of the service the venue gives to their customers not only on their premises, from the parking, entrance, main and VIP areas as well as the services facilities, but also in their online, social network and communication activities, and it is to be mentioned the club’s commitment to the environment and their compromise with sustainability and the United Nation’s Development objectives which  include, among other goals, gender equality, recycling and proper working conditions. These requirements are being demanded since the International Nightlife Association is member of the UN’s World Tourism Organization.
The Triple Excellence in Nightlife ensures the customer the venue she or he is visiting endeavors in safety and quality, something very valuable when visiting clubs in different places in the world. It also ensures that the staff working on the premises is up to the level of quality the visitor deserves.
Lastly, we would like to add that achieving this triple international distinction will be taken into account adding crucial points to the ranking of "The Worlds 100 Best Clubs" list which the International Nightlife Association produces annually and that this year will be made public in Bogotá (Colombia) this upcoming November. 70% of the votes come from a professional nightlife jury and the remaining 30% is voted publicly via Social Media.

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.

For more information, call (+34) 902.099.500 or (+34) 670.703.370.

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".

As you may know, the first venues in the world to obtain the Double Excellence in Nightlife distinction were Pacha BarcelonaShôko, Bestial, Carpe Diem Lounge Club, Opium Mar, Ice Bar and Agua. All these venues are located at the Barceloneta Beach Front said to be the busiest and most visited nightlife area in all Europe. 

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.

The second seal making up the Double Excellence is the International Nightlife Acoustic Quality (INAQ) being its main goal is to improve acoustic matters in venues in order to protect the hearing health of clients and workers as well as better the coexistence between neighbors and the community by reducing acoustic pollution. The main novelty of said seal is that the nightlife venue must have acoustic ear protectors available to customers and workers who are in areas where the acoustic level exceeds 90 dB (A). In addition, among other requirements to obtain this seal, the premises must have double doorsemit less than 45db (A) towards the outside environmenthave posters warning of possible damages to the auditory system in areas where there is an exposure greater than 90 dB (A) , have posters at exits asking to respect the rest of the neighborsemit less than 30 dB (A) towards the indoor environment of neighboring homes accredited with the corresponding acoustic audit and have exceeded a course on acoustic matters for its staff.
 
Currently, the International Nightlife Association has developed a third seal, the International Nightlife Quality Service (INQS) seal to make up the “Triple Excellence in Nightlife”. Said seal will evaluate venues through a mystery audit in terms of service quality, amongst the aspects that are audited are customer service, VIP services, communication and social media, decoration, comfort, etcCavalli Club Dubai is already implementing this INQS seal and so is in the process of making up the "Triple Excellence in Nightlife" distinction. 
 
Lastly, we would like to add that having this triple international distinction will be taken into account and add points to the final ranking of "The Worlds 100 Best Clubs" list which the International Nightlife Association produces annually and that this year will be made public in Bogotá (Colombia) this upcoming November
 
We are pleased to attach a picture of INA’s Secretary General, Joaquim Boadas handing the Double Excellence in Nightlife certification to Cavalli Club Dubai’s General Manager Hayan Abou Assali
 
For more information, call (+34) 902.099.500 or (+34) 670.703.370.