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Madunia, a journey through the flavors of the Ibizan seasons

Madunia, a journey through the flavors of the Ibizan seasons

Madunia Restaurant © Madunia

Nestled along the west coast of Ibiza, where sun, sea and culture meet, restaurant Madunia is set to open its doors on June 8, 2024. The name 'Madunia' is derived from 'Mama Dunia' or 'Mother Earth’, reflecting the establishment's deep connection to nature. 

The outside garden restaurant is perched on the hills of Cap Negret, offering panoramic views of its surrounding bay area. The indoor venue has a rooftop terrace that serves as a sanctuary to witness Ibiza's stunning sunsets.

One of the most remarkable aspects of the restaurants design is its seamless integration with the natural terrain. The architects mastered to use the challenging hillside location to create intimate dining areas on different levels, preserving the breathtaking views.

Throughout the design and building process careful consideration was given to the environmental impact, with the team adhering to strict guidelines to minimize disruption to the surrounding ecosystem. From the composed color palette to the integration of artisan works, every element of the venue reflects a balance between luxury and nature.

Chef Iván Arauz Beusik, Madunia restaurant, Ibiza

Iván Arauz © Madunia

The team at Madunia take its cues from the beautiful island, using her diverse produce to create dishes and drinks that perfectly complement the restaurant's unique setting. The micro seasonal approach of Madunia’s kitchen, combined with lots of open-fire cooking and big flavors result in a menu filled with bold and surprising dishes, plated clean and pure. The same applies to the wines and cocktails, which are a colorful celebration of local flavors and ingredients. 

Executive Chef Ivan Arauz Beusink, trained at Michelin star restaurants in the Netherlands, combines his Latin American roots with fine dining techniques to craft a menu that complements the Spanish way of dining: enjoying flavorful, shareable dishes accompanied by friends and family. 

“Ibiza’s stunning biodiversity deserves to be highlighted on the menu’, says Ivan. “From the exquisite local Gamba Roja to the exceptional quality of Spanish Wagyu. We're committed to working closely with local fishermen who operate small-scale boats, collaborating with expert butchers to develop dry-aged meats, and partnering with farmer cooperatives to source the freshest produce. We will use what is available from our surrounding sea, land, and sky. Whatever Mother Earth offers us in each season will find its way onto our guests' plates." 

Hailing from Italy, Claudio Trovato is at the helm of the restaurants’ service team. With a career spanning over 15 years on the island, Claudio's expertise, passion and dedication position him as the driving force behind the Madunia dining experience.

Red prawn Carpaccio. Madunia Restaurant

Red prawn Carpaccio © Madunia

"Madunia is more than just a restaurant; it's a celebration of flavors, cultures and moments shared around the table," Claudio explains. "Our vision is to serve dishes that narrate the story of the island in a stunning, unconventional venue that diverges from the typical finca Ibicenca. Madunia breaths an inviting, earthy warmth, the venue’s breathtaking beauty harmoniously blends with a sense of comfortable welcome. A dining experience at Madunia promises to be filled with surprises. I'm looking forward to welcoming guests into 'nuestra casa', our home, here at Madunia."

As the sun dips towards the horizon, casting the landscape in a warm orange hue, the stage is set for an unforgettable dining experience at Madunia. The restaurant is open for reservations from June 8.

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