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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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What an amazing start of the year we are having. The gigantic Las Vegas-based nightclub brand Wynn Nightlife has just introduced their brand new residencies for 2020. The line up of acts that will be performing across their three main clubs XS NightclubEncore Beach Club and Encore Beach Club at Night could not have got any bigger.

Apart from the main stelar act headlined by the famous rapper Drake, Wynn has unveiled a truly epic list of electronic music residents that will feature artists including Alesso, Alison Wonderland, David Guetta, Dillon Francis, Diplo, DJ Diesel / Shaq, Elephante, Gryffin, Kygo, Major Lazer, Nora en Pure, RL Grime, Valentino Khan or The Chainsmokers to name a few. However, Wynn has not had the last, as this year they’ve wanted to go beyond.

Although 2019 was a tremendous season for Wynn, it is also true that it created a bit of disappointment among fans after teasing a potential Swedish House Mafia residence, which in the end never happened. Nevertheless, it’s a new year, a new season and the nightclub wants to focus on what is next. In words of the own Vice President of Wynn Nightlife, Pauly Freedman, the company is focused on improving and mastering the customer experience and their next batch of artists are a good proof of that.

Last year, in order to adapt to the new music trends and demands, the nightclub decided to welcome other genres and underground sounds moving towards a more techno direction. They held a 3-day event called Art of the Wild, which was a complete success and will be coming back again this March. With iconic names like Bedouin, Camelphat, Chris Lake, Fisher, Loco Dice, Marco Carola, Nicole MoudaberRüfüs Du Sol (DJ Set) and Seth Troxler in the line up, Wynn will also complete their techno offer with performances from Jamie Jones, Guy Gerber, The Martinez Brothers and more.

In case you stop by Sin City this year and want to experience one of these tremendous performances make sure you secure a ticket here

Source: https://weraveyou.com/2020/01/wynn-nightlife-las-vegas-unveils-massive-residencies-for-2020/

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When 11 USA Group opened E11EVEN Miami ’s doors in 2014, the team behind the 25,000-square-foot ultraclub set out to create an experience unlike any other. With sound and audio being a top priority, 11 USA Group partnered with DAS Audio, the leading Spanish sound manufacturer, and together, created E11EVEN Sound by DAS Audio, a state-of-the-art system that brings sound back to the forefront of the nightclub sensory experience. The E11EVEN Sound by DAS Audio sound system was first installed at E11EVEN Miami in early 2019 and is now available for nightlife venues worldwide.

“We are always working to elevate the guest experience at E11EVEN Miami and with the enhanced and upgraded E11EVEN Sound by DAS Audio, we’ve done just that,” says Dennis DeGori, Owner and Creator of 11 USA Group. “The ultraclub experience is a full 360-degree experience and we are excited to share what we’ve done at E11EVEN Miami with nightlife venues around the world.”

The E11EVEN Sound by DAS Audio sound system consists of a true 4-point stereo DJ system capable of transitioning for live acts providing no microphone feedback along with true clarity in the artist voice. The improvements to the new sound system started in the mid-range bass areas by designing a quad 15″ cabinet (vs) the previous triple 15″. Transitioning to a 12″ midrange (vs) 10″ and a horn provided smoother and greater sound pressure levels providing superb clarity and perfect coverage in the pit. The icing on the cake is the two bullet tweeters per speaker providing the ultra-high frequencies never heard at E11EVEN before. The sub bass was also redesigned with clam shell dual 21″ subs that are more compact and spread out better in the club. They provide a cleaner and punchy bass throughout the pit and loft area and handle more power. The E11EVEN Sound by DAS uses a digital signal processor, iO-48 and it is powered by DX class D series amplifiers. The E11EVEN audio system produces over 100,000 watts of power throughout the entire venue and is capable of running 24/7 without driver fatigue or components failing.

Since the world-renowned club’s inception, E11EVEN Miami has won the prestigious “Best New Concept” award, as well as landing on the “Top-10 Nightclubs in America” awarded by Nightclub & Bar, to name a few. Drawing in some of the biggest names in the music industry, such as Drake, Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj, Cardi B, Usher, and Nicky Jam, this 24/7 ultraclub needs a sound system like DAS Audio to keep the party going through the night and into the morning. Featuring world-class aerialists, Cirque du Soleil-style performances, spectacular light shows, and LED video walls, E11EVEN Miami is known for its all-encompassing experience, which will now be further enhanced by DAS Audio’s over-the-top technology.

“Knowing the systems and how to use them directly affects the time the public spends in each space, the consumption they make and their positioning in the different rooms,” says John Fiorito, Sales Manager Installation & Nightclubs of DAS Audio. “For this reason, all the companies deploying our systems will need to get a certificate in advance. The correct design and execution of the installations are key to the success of this new project.”

For more information on E11EVEN Sound by DAS Audio please visit www.11sound.com.

ABOUT E11EVEN MIAMI

E11EVEN MIAMI, the world’s only 24/7 Ultraclub is entertainment reimagined. An immersive adventure, encompassing the luxury and sophistication of a one-of-kind experience. The award-winning landmark destination presents a series of the most spectacular live shows ever performed inside a nightclub. World class aerialists, acrobats, contortionists, and dancers bring the highest level of circus and performance art, choreographed to original music against the backdrop of the state-of-the-art sound and lighting technology. Known for presenting unforgettable up-close & personal live performances and appearances by some of the biggest names in the music industry such as Drake, Miley Cyrus, Usher, Nicky Jam, The Chainsmokers, Nicki Minaj, Leo DiCaprio and Sting. Offering premium bottle service and a delectable food menu all provided in an alluring environment that is both sexy as it is sophisticated, it’s truly a five-star hospitality nightlife experience like no other. For more information, please visit https://11miami.com.

SOURCE E11EVEN Miami

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The highly anticipated list of "The World's 100 Best Clubs"  will be announced once more by the International Nightlife Association during the 5th edition of the Golden Moon Awards Gala which will take place in Bogotá on November 13. This prestigious annual ranking is produced by combining 30% of the public votes and 70% of the professional jury, that is made up of 7 experts in the industry from different countries. The jury will take into consideration aspects such as DJ line-up, security measures, VIP services, possibility and ease of making online reservations, national or international awards received, acoustic quality, decoration, comfort, quality of service, soundproofing and commitment to the enviornment, among other aspects.  Besides releasing the list of "The World's 100 Best Clubs" 2019, at the same award ceremony the Golden Moon Award 2019 for Best Nightlife Business Group, Best Nightlife Executive, Best Action in Defense of Nightlife, Best in Technology and Nightlife and Best Awareness Raising Campaign will be given. Last but not least, the Golden Moon Award for "The World's Best Club 2019" will be also handed out. In last year's edition, also held in Bogotá, Hï Ibiza was proclaimed "The World's Best Club 2018"
                                                                            
Previous to the Golden Moon Awards, for sixth consecutive edition, the International Nightlife Congress  will take place. Both events will be held together with the ExpoBar Fair, Colombia’s most important nightlife event. The Congress will start off by discussing the "Nightclub of the Future" followed by the panel "Gastronomy and Nightlife"The Nightclub of the Future The first conference under the heading, "The Nightclub of the Future” will discuss the future of nightclubs and nightlife venues when it comes to implementing new technologies such as holograms, live streaming and DJ bookings.  For his part, Mr. Rick Alfaro, Director of Earthnauts, will speak about the all the new technology apicable to nightlife venues such as holograms and 3-D technology.  Additionally, Mr. David López, Assistant Director of the Costa Este Nightlife Group, will discuss the importance on online DJ live streaming.  Gastronomy and Nightlife In the second block of conferences, which will be presented under the title of "Gastronomy and Nightlife", will include the participation of Mr. Joaquim Boadas, Secretary General of the International Nightlife Association, which will present the international excellence distinction called "GASTROMOON" that fuses haute gastronomy and nightlife. 
 
In the same conference will participate Mr. Ragnar Fridriksson, General Manager of the World Association of Chefs Societies. The conference will also have Mr. Hayan Abou Assali, General Manager of Cavalli Club Dubai, first club in the World to be distinguished with a "GASTROMOON".  Expobar 2019 Expobar 2019 will gather the main entrepreneurs of the nightlife sector of Colombia and the world accompanied by different public entities and private companies with the goal of sharing experiences, challenges and solutions that lead to the creation of a consolidated and articulated music tourism product with the different protagonists of the nocturnal, music and tourist industries of Colombia and their positioning.  Expobar will host numerous conferences including topics such as LGTBI+, women in the nightlife industry, the importance of cocktail diversity, to name a few. For all those who are interested in attending the 6th International Congress of Nightlife and the 5th Expobar Fair, you can visit our website www.international-nightlife.com or click on the button below. We are pleased to attach an image of the event. For more information you can call (+34) 902.099.500 or (+34) 670.703.370 visit www.feriaexpobar.com or send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Wednesday, 16 October 2019 16:36

6th International Nightlife Congress

Bogotá will host the 6th International Nightlife Congress, 5th Golden Moon Awards and 6th ExpoBAR Fair on November 13th On said date, the list of "The World's 100 Best Clubs" 2019 will be released. These events will be held at Theatron, Gold Member venue of the International Nightlife Association

We are pleased to announce that for the second year in a row the city of Bogotá (Colombia) will host the 6th International Nightlife Congress and the 5th Golden Moon Awards on November 13th, together with the 6th Colombia’s ExpoBar Fair, organized by the Colombian Nightlife Association, Asobares.  ExpoBar is Colombia’s most important nighttime entertainment event with more than 3.000 attendees including representatives of the industry, staff, authorities and sponsors creating a forum where key issues are discussed and possible solutions are provided relating to Colombia's nightlife industry. The chosen venue for said events is Theatron Bogotá, who recently became a Gold Member of the International Nightlife Association.  As you may know, the INA holds an annual international congress and awards ceremony and has decided to celebrate this year’s edition once again jointly with Asobares and the 6th edition of the ExpoBar Fair. During the evening of November 13th , the International Nightlife Association will host the 5th Golden Moon Awards where among other awards, the list of “The World’s 100 Best Clubs 2019” will be released. The World's Best Club position is currently occupied by Hï Ibiza.  Asobares' president, Mr. Camilo Ospina Guzmán stated today, "We are very happy that the most important nightlife fair in Colombia comes together again with the most important nightlife congress in the world to hold a big event that will have a notable influence on nightlife all over the world". According to Mr. Joaquim Boadas de Quintana, Secretary General of the International Nightlife Association, "We are proud to hold our annual event together once more with ExpoBAR, hosted by our member association in Colombia, Asobares. I would also like to make an appeal to the leading nightlife businesses in the world to take part in these events, since they will mark a trend towards the future of our sector at a worldwide level".

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Wednesday, 03 July 2019 12:14

Paris Club Concrete is shutting down

Paris nightclub Concrete has announced today, June 26, that it will officially close in mid-July.

The club’s music curator Brice Coudert published a statement today on Twitter announcing that the club would close because of “the reasons you already know”; Concrete announced in May that it had received an eviction notice from the owners of the barge where the club is housed.

Concrete, which currently employs at least 70 members of staff, was hit with a 15-day eviction notice on February 11 2019. They were unable to reach an agreement with the venue owners.

The club’s closing party will start on the evening of Friday July 19 and will run throughout the weekend, ending on the morning of Sunday July 21. The lineup has not been announced yet.

Since it opened its doors in 2012, Concrete quickly became an institution of the Paris dance scene. The statement issued says that the organisers “are already looking to the future, to come back stronger, with the same values, and put [their] experience and know-how in an even more ambitious project”.

Source: MixMag by Jemima Skala, 26th June 2019. https://mixmag.net/read/paris-club-concrete-shutting-down-news

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The first names for this year's Amsterdam Dance Event are in.  The 24th edition of ADE will take place this October 16th through 20th across various locations in the city. Artists confirmed to perform over the week include Jeff Mills, Helena Hauff, DJ Nobu, SOPHIE, Ricardo Villalobos, The Black Madonna, Jane Fitz, Amelie Lens, Carl Cox, Charlotte de Witte, Nastia, Joy Orbison, Floating Points, Ben UFO, Bradley Zero, Volvox, ONIPA, Orbitaland New Order.  The conference programme will feature representatives from SoundCloud, Amazon, AEG Studio and artist Christopher Bauder, among others.  More artists and speakers will be announced as the event nears.
 
Source: Resident Advisor by Marissa Cetin 26th June 2019. https://www.residentadvisor.net/news/44010
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The City of Sydney has unveiled the latest round of grants for small businesses and live music venues around the city.
 
Since September 2017, the City has provided more than $ 1 million in funding to over 50 businesses through its night-time diversification grants.
 
The latest round of grants has seen City of Sydney donate over $ 210,000 in grant funding to 10 local businesses. The City aims to provide pragmatic support to contributing to the night-time economy of Sydney.
 
"The night-time economy is critical to Sydney's future - it generates more than $ 4 billion in revenue each year, with 5,000 businesses employing more than 35,000 people," Lord Mayor Clover Moore shared in a statement.
 
"Since establishing our grant programs for night-time diversification and live music and performance, we have directly supported over 50 city businesses to put on new programming or undertake vital upgrades".
 
"From free late-night music at Mary's Underground - which recently opened in the iconic Circular Quay site of The Basement - to drag bingo at the Dove and Olive in Surry Hills, this round of grants will further revitalize our nightlife and offer new events and activities to Sydneysiders and visitors of all ages and interests. "
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