Ibiza is a bonafide foodie destination these days, the addition of some high profile restaurateurs to a scene that already boasts some of the finest independent operators as well as traditional eateries has placed it firmly on the radar of the gastronomic set.
Smooth new restaurant SACCA is the love child of close friends Jonathan Thorogood and George Lamb, finally opening on July 24th. When EssentialIbiza were invited for a sneak preview, I set off with an empty tummy and a sense of anticipation;
Sunday February 22 saw Blue Marlin Ibiza bring its unique party vibe to London’s La Maison Des Artistes’ magnificent space banking hall for a collaboration with Jean Claude Ades’ Be Crazy and one of the city’s coolest club brands, Pool Disco.
Sankeys Ibiza is the master of delivering the unexpected; the fact that it survived its first season and returned for a second surprised many on the island. In truth, Sankeys Ibiza did much more than survive its first season;
The other day I made the rather bold claim (I see in hindsight) that the overall atmosphere of the island at the moment was like the calm before the storm; the silence before the thunderbolt; the misplaced sense of happiness before the crushing blow of reality.
Ibiza is king when it comes to unveiling underground talent and new and emerging sounds, but the venues tend to remain the same. Each year, the odd huge new (ad)venture pops up, but for the most part, we reside in a fixed landscape of nightlife culture.
Thursday night in Pacha belongs to David and Cathy Guetta and their FMIF brand, which, thanks to the phenomenal success of the French DJ/ producer, not to mention several seasons of amazing parties, has become one of the most popular on the island.
Ulises Braun, Uli, is one of the best-known faces in Ibiza. These days most people will recognise him as the host at Lio, the island’s classiest nightclub. His job is one that many would give their right arm for, but I bet nobody has ever had it recommended by their school careers adviser.
Saturday May 30 sees the return of a true Ibiza heavyweight as Amnesia gets set to open its doors for the stat of its 2015 season
June 8 2013 sees Ibiza host the first officially sanctioned 10s rugby tournament, presented by RugbySpy, which will see eight teams from all over Europe and Dubai, including one of Premiership stars, compete in the inaugural tournament at the Estadio Municipal Can Misses.