Love is in the air – Can Domingo weddings
Set high in the hills of San Jose, as if it were floating on a cloud, fine dining Italian restaurant Can Domingo provides the picture perfect setting for an Ibiza wedding. Starting in the beautiful garden, with views out to across the countryside to the azure Mediterranean Sea, guests can enjoy the magical Ibiza sunset hour before being treated to a culinary experience like no other.
Seating up to 140 guests, the team at Can Domingo work closely with each wedding couple to create their dream event. From wonderful menus, décor and entertainment – including their in-house jazz band or DJs – to assistance with accommodation and transport for your guests, Can Domingo can make your wedding dreams reality, as they did for the couples featured below.
Artemis & Manu – Fabulous fiesta
Young, hip and intent on celebrating their love to the max, Swiss couple Artemis and Manu chose Can Domingo for its beauty, laidback ambience and amazing food. 75 of their nearest and dearest joined them for a fun and funky event that saw the restaurant decked out in all-white for the occasion, creating a magical Balearic experience to be remembered.
Opting for a DJ throughout the course of the night – including guest appearances from some of their friends – the small dining room inside the finca at Can Domingo was transformed into a mini-club for the post-dinner party between midnight and 3am, when music can no longer be played outside. Artemis and Manu even brought a bubble making machine to the event to add to the whimsical vibe of the occasion.
In keeping with the informal atmosphere, a casual but high quality barbecue menu was designed for the event, starting with welcome bubbles and finger food, served by waiters and also presented in a buffet format. Think homemade breads and dip, vegetable tatin, deep fried Pugliese Pittole bread, vitello tonnato, eggplant parmigiana rolls, arancini, vegetable tempura and professional Jamoneros slicing ham and prosciutto live.
Can Domingo head chef patron Giuseppe and his sous chef then set up live cooking stations in the garden, whipping up a divine paccheri with grouper ragu or fresh tomato sauce for vegetarians, plus a risotto with Ibicenco herbs and lemon zest before guests’ eyes. Additional food stations were also set up, including an Argentinian meat barbecue, serving up sizzling beef chuleton, free range chicken, locally made Butifarra sausages, Ibicenco pork loin, chorizo and more. A Mediterranean fish and seafood station served mussels sautéed Pugliese style, grilled calamari, rice and seafood salads, marinated salmon, Mediterranean style grilled swordfish and oven baked breaded mackerel.
And if that wasn’t enough, the meal ended with an amazing mini dessert buffet featuring panacotta, chocolate mousse, red fruit cheesecake and tiramisu, before the party kicked on ‘til the early hours… “We had the best and most amazing wedding ever,” says Artemis. “Amazing organisation, super delicious food and our guests enjoyed it a lot.”
Frank & Frank – Understated elegance
German couple Frank and Frank had visited the sophisticated fine dining restaurant several times for dinner throughout the previous summer season and fell in love with its ambience, elegant setting, high quality service and of course, exceptional cuisine.
Wanting their 85 guests to experience the very same elegant setting they had originally enjoyed, Frank and Frank opted to keep the decoration of Can Domingo very simple and chic, dressed in its classic orange tablecloths and making the most of the green-hued finca and gardens. Guests flew in from all over the world for the event, which began with an aperitivo in the garden and included live jazz from Can Domingo’s in-house band throughout the night.
The entrée buffet included Sicilian anchovies, with homemade brioche and truffle butter, deep fried meatballs, vegetable strudel, canapés and parma ham among other tasty bites – washed down with champagne, of course. A typical Italian style antipasti followed, including vitello tonnato and zucchini flower salad with parmesan and rocket.
For the main meal, guests were served a delectable homemade beef ravioli with butter and Parmesan aged 36 months or a fine herb risotto with lemon zest. Secondo was Italian style herbed roast beef with seasonal vegetables or seabass and potato mille-feuille with black olives and cherry tomato. To finish, a beautiful wedding cake with fresh fruit and whipped cream was served – the perfect end to a perfect evening.
“Andrea and the whole team at Can Domingo made our wedding dinner so special for us,” says Frank. “For the food, the service, the ambience and if you have a chance to go when the live jazz is playing – we highly recommend it.”