Table d’Hôte Soiree at Ibizazen
Beautiful boutique Ibiza hotel Ibizazen has always strived to go that extra mile for their valued guests. Owners Jerry and Sophie Jean-Marius are constantly adding new stylish and thoughtful touches to the hotel, always intuitively understanding exactly what their guests want and need for the duration of their stay.
With just 13 rooms, the hotel is intimate, and it makes sense that guests cross each others’ paths throughout the week, getting acquainted by the pool or over breakfast. It was the idea of connecting their guests – even if for one night only – that inspired the all-new Table d’Hôte Soiree concept in 2015, a night where guests can get together and share stories over wonderful food in a beautiful setting.
Every Thursday night at Ibizazen, hotel guests are invited to join the long communal table, set couple by couple. The three-course degustation menu, lovingly prepared by chefs Jerry and Gerald, is a total surprise – though guests are asked prior to the meal to select meat or fish. The atmosphere is very informal and laidback – all about having fun under the starry Ibiza sky.
The evening begins with a glass of cava, as guests mingle and get to know each other a little better. Afterwards, the deluxe feast commences – while the menu is constantly changing to reflect seasonal produce, previous menus have included luxurious starters such as fresh Mediterranean salmon tartare, sweet chilli chicken and mango ‘pinchos’, mains of Angus Tagliata with green asparagus risotto or red seared tuna with wasabi pure and divine desserts including pannacotta, pineapple mint flambé and Ibicenco flao. A specially selected wine list has also been prepared to match the menu.
Following the meal, the two chefs come out of the kitchen to meet with the guests and chat about the experience, and guests receive an envelope in which they are asked to nominate the amount they would like to pay for the meal. A fusion of tastes, a fusion of nationalities and a fusion of personalities – it’s all about sharing experiences, adventures, life stories with others, even if only for one night.