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Chef Óscar Molina creates a new gastronomic concept for La Gaia, from Ibiza Gran Hotel: Mediterranean Kaiseki, the perfect fusion between haute cuisine and artistic expression
Ibiza Gran Hotel It has a high-level gastronomic treasure in its interior: the restaurant La Gaia, awarded with a Sun from the famous Repsol Guide.
Captained by the chef Óscar Molina, Its cuisine is characterized by a mixture of exotic and intense flavors that conquer the first bite. Molina, with more than 20 years of experience in the kitchens of five-star hotels, has traveled to Japan to immerse himself first-hand of Japanese culture and has created a new concept for La Gaia: Mediterranean Kaiseki. It is a philosophy based on the Japanese tradition of the Kaiseki, which supposes the perfect fusion between haute cuisine and artistic expression.
Each and every one of Molina's creations will transport you to a magnificent sensory trip that never ceases to evoke the Ibizan, Balearic and Mediterranean tradition in general. Elaborations thought to conscientiously and executed with a millimeter precision in terms of its proportions, textures and compositions. The product enjoys an extraordinary quality, something fundamental when it comes to achieving a resounding success. Mediterranean and local ingredients that are also used by sushiman and cevicheros from La Gaia. They are in charge of turning your evening into a real show thanks to the bar show cooking, from which you can witness how they prepare the delicacies that you will taste later.
You will be surprised by the look of the dishes as well as the flavour, which all forms part of the decoration of the elegant, spacious dining area. The art in the dining room includes 'Life', an installation by the Danish artist Katrin Kirk. It is a group of 29 jellyfish made of metallic mesh that creates a gorgeous effect of light and shade. The American photographer Tony Keeler has several works on display in La Gaia in an exhibition that harks back to the Ibiza's Hippy period in the 1970s.
Do not miss the opportunity to contemplate these artistic expressions while you drink one of the exquisite cocktails they prepare. The Wasabi Martini It will leave you speechless.
Visiting La Gaia for the first time becomes a unique experience worth sharing. It has a tasting menu for 80 euros (separate drink) or 120 euros with pairing with which you can learn part of the magic of your kitchen.
A dinner at La Gaia always turns into a fabulous evening that we advise you to live, at least once in a lifetime.
The stripe ravioli with marinated razors, mashed burnt eggplant and tsume foam is simply spectacular. For dessert try the Santa Inés. A candy made with caramel mou carob and accompanied by ice cream with Ibiza herbs and mint gel
The kitchen opens from 20 hours to 2 at dawn.
How to get there
Head to the Paseo Marítimo de Ibiza (Paseo Juan Carlos I) and, shortly after accessing it, you will find the unmistakable building of Ibiza Gran Hotel where La Gaia restaurant is located.