The evolution of iconic Ibiza hotel Cas Gasi has been ongoing for over two decades; an organic process that has seen the space grow and develop under the attentive eyes of owner Margaret von Korff. Over the years, Margaret often felt the desire to open up the Agroturismo’s Ibiza restaurant to the public, and yet, she knew the time wasn’t quite right – until now. The new Cas Gasi Restaurant was unveiled in 2020, and is a testament to Margaret’s exquisite style, refined tastes and dedication to creating unforgettable, luxurious experiences.
Tucked away within a secret garden in an estate near Santa Gertrudis, Cas Gasi Restaurant feels as though it has been part of the hotel forever. In a way, it has. The space was once the hotel’s private Garden Suite – former guests will recognise the iconic green doors that swing open to reveal the high-tech kitchen – that has been lovingly transformed into sophisticated dining areas. Just like the Agroturismo itself, the style and décor of the Ibiza restaurant is timeless, with a touch of eccentricity that makes it 100% unique.
Chef Alberto Bermejo is at the kitchen helm under the guidance of executive chef David Reartes, who has devised a menu Margaret describes as ‘food with personality’. The three share a love of seasonal, organic Ibiza produce, healthy and conscious cuisine, plus a passion for thinking (and cooking) outside the box. There couldn’t be a better place for the experienced chef to get creative. The spacious design of the new Ibiza restaurant includes a slick open kitchen (dubbed ‘the Ferrari of kitchens’) with every mod con a chef could dream of, while the hotel boasts a well-established organic vegetable garden within arm’s reach.
By day, it’s a gloriously sun-drenched alfresco affair at Cas Gasi Restaurant, starting with breakfast overlooking the serene olive groves. Enjoy seasonal fruit, fresh juices, organic homemade bread and pastries, the restaurant’s very own granola recipe, Cas Gasi farm eggs, eggs Benedictine, porridge and pancakes, plus vegan-specific dishes like smoked tofu, tofu scramble, coconut milk yogurt, fermented fennel and more. The Ibiza restaurant‘s lush garden and rolling valley offer divine views at lunchtime, and when the sun goes down, a feeling of magic settles in the air. Watch the sky transform into a kaleidoscope of colours as smooth jazz floats across the airwaves, setting the scene for an elegant dinner service.
The day-to-night menu is where Reartes’ skills come to the fore, with beautifully presented plates that honour each ingredient’s authentic flavour. Start with kimchi shrimp, or snack on delectable treats like the Sandwich Royal Salmon – house-smoked and paired with Stracciatella and wild rocket. The Ibiza restaurant’s salads are second to none, and vegans and vegetarians are spoilt for choice, with creamy chlorophyll rice with Burrata or smoked tofu, aubergine miso tacos, a tasty seasonal mushroom cocotte, plus the Cas Gasi Restaurant’s signature leek tatin. Mains include Kamut tagliatelle with lobster and mushroom, homemade gnocchi with monkfish, razor clam and shrimp, payes chicken cannelloni, and mouth-watering meats that come straight out of the Josper oven. As for desserts? Be sure to save some room.
Just like the hotel’s heritage, days and nights at Cas Gasi Restaurant evolve organically. A talented friend may spontaneously tinkle the ivories of the grand piano. The savvy chefs can create a special menu for small groups in the Ibiza restaurant’s intimate private dining room – with separate entrance for the ultimate in discretion – followed by a film screening. Or brides and grooms may discover their own slice of countryside paradise for a wedding location. No two days are ever alike, and that’s just the way Margaret likes it. The journey is never-ending, the possibilities are endless, and once you’ve tried it, you’ll understand exactly why Cas Gasi converts return again and again.