Ibiza Gran Hotel, the leading independent luxury hotel in Ibiza, will lead the island’s epicurean revival this summer with the launch of its gastronomy series in celebration of Executive Chef Óscar Molina’s first Michelin star. Ibiza Gran Hotel is the first and only hotel on the island to achieve such a prestigious accolade, and we know that this will be a culinary event not to miss.
A sanctuary in the heartbeat of the action, Ibiza Gran Hotel enjoys an unrivaled location in Paseo Marítimo, adjacent to the island’s finest marinas and premium designer boutiques and within easy access of the iconic Old Town, Dalt Vila. The hotel’s 185 spacious suites and acclaimed restaurants invite guests to relax and savor the moment. Ibiza Gran Hotel is at the heart of the white island’s culinary evolution, marking the epicurean revival with the release of a collection of meaningful recipes and personal flavors from Chef Molina and his fellow gourmands. In addition, Ibiza Gran Hotel will unveil new culinary programming for guests to enjoy, including private cooking classes, a culinary immersion package and exciting guest touchpoints designed to surprise and delight.
Ibiza Gran Hotel’s epicurean series will draw on Chef Molina’s experience at the helm of Ibiza Gran Hotel and around the island for more than a decade. Chef Molina will be working alongside his expert team at The Grand Breakfast, The Pool Restaurant, as well as head mixologist, Daniel Martínez, and head sommelier, Vasili Abodzich to curate an exciting gastronomic journey for the senses. In addition, Ibiza Gran Hotel will feature local seafood and producer purveyors on social media throughout the season.
“It is an honor to share a taste of my personal recipes with our guests,” said Óscar Molina, executive chef, Ibiza Gran Hotel. “I have a deep love for the kitchen and am constantly inspired by the flavors and sensations we have here in the Mediterranean. We are committed to showcasing the culinary treasures from the region and are constantly striving for a more sustainable approach to gastronomy that ensures the protection of the environment for many years to come.”
New for the 2022 season, you can book a special Flavors of Ibiza cooking class with Chef Molina. Chef will focus on cooking with local produce and farm-to-table ingredients used at La Gaia. For those looking to splurge on a once-in-a-lifetime experience, book the hotel’s newest experience, A Journey of Taste, and spend the day with a Michelin star chef. The day begins with in-room breakfast and mimosas, followed by a trip to a local market with Chef Molina to learn about local produce and how to pick the freshest ingredients. A private cooking class utilizing ingredients from the market is included along with a visit to Bodegas Can Rich to taste local wine, olive oil and vinegar. The day ends with a memorable dinner at La Gaia with wine pairings picked by the sommelier. In addition, La Gaia will unveil new dishes and a wine pairing menu focused on local and sustainable wines. Ibiza Gran Hotel invites guests to toast to its new Michelin star with a special champagne flight highlighting sommelier Vasili Abodzich’s favorite bottles of bubby.
Dining at Ibiza Gran Hotel is intimate and private, designed to provide a platform for you to share and connect with other guests. The flagship restaurant, La Gaia, led by Chef Molina, delivers seasonal, locally inspired cuisine with celebrated Mediterranean flare. The restaurant will unveil exciting new dishes for the 2022 season. Downtown Ibiza by Guiseppe Cipriani serves authentic and indulgent Italian favorites. The Grand Breakfast and Pool Restaurant ensure every moment of a stay at Ibiza Gran Hotel is punctuated by fresh, local and authentic cuisine.
“Ibiza has long been renowned for its festivities, but we at Ibiza Gran Hotel are putting the island on the map for its epicurean excellence,” said Raúl Sierra, general manager, Ibiza Gran Hotel. “We believe in showcasing the raw ingredients from our local area in a creative and authentic way – from the farm to your table. We’re delighted to invite our guests to unite and explore the spectacular flavors of the Mediterranean together with their loved ones.”
The collection of seven recipes will be delivered directly to inboxes throughout the season. The first, a personal contribution from Chef Molina, will be released in April 2022. The hotel will reopen for the season on the 8th of April 2022 with diners welcomed back to the flagship restaurant, La Gaia, on the 14th of April 2022.