Ibiza restaurants: La Gaia at Ibiza Gran Hotel
The 2016 evolution of the innovative La Gaia restaurant at the island’s only ‘Five-Star Grand Luxe’ rated resort, Ibiza Gran Hotel, has seen it grow into sleek gastronomic hotspot showcasing conceptual Japanese-meets-Peruvian cuisine.
Head chef Óscar Molina has based La Gaia’s new menu on the unique style of ‘Nikkei cooking’ – a special blend of characteristic flavours and ingredients from Peru and Japan, adding his own creative twists inspired by the current culinary trends. Each of the personally selected chefs in his kitchen specialises in Peruvian or Japanese cooking to ensure authenticity, quality and originality.
Start by sipping on Wasabi Martinis or Nikkei Pisco Sours, while sharing delicate light bites such as Gillardeau oysters in ponzu sauce, tiger prawn and cuttlefish ceviche or Hamachi tiradito to start. For mains, the honeyed black cod tamal, slow-cooked suckling pig with coconut sauce and octopus kebab are standout dishes, but the choice is made even more difficult thanks to an infinite selection of the finest sushi on the island.
The sophisticated dining space also boasts an exclusive ‘Gin & Vodka Club’ with an extensive menu of creative signature cocktails and exceptional wine list, surrounded by an edgy exhibition capturing the 1970s Ibiza hippy spirit by Mallorca based Danish artist Katrin Kirk. Fusing cuisine, cocktails and culture, there is even an all-new valet parking service for diners between 8pm and 1am so you can arrive and leave in five-star grande luxe style.