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W Ibiza: a tour through 21st century cooking

W Ibiza: a tour through 21st century cooking

Emilio Galarza © ffmag

W Ibiza is right by the beach in the lovely town of Santa Eulalia. A colourful complex by the Marriot chain, W Ibiza has a chic, modern vibe and guests can expect casual, contemporary luxury in a hotel where 21st century food is an essential part of the experience.

Executive chef Emilio Galarza takes diners on an in-depth journey through the latest culinary trends in the hotel’s various dining spaces. FIRE, a modern brasserie, serves the highest quality produce cooked over coals or in a wood-fire oven, with dishes of local fish, the finest cuts of meat or wonderful vegetables from Ibiza’s fields. STEPS presents the innovative ‘vegetable forward’ concept where fresh, local, sustainable vegetables are the star attraction on the menu.

Galarza also has his finger on the pulse of other modern culinary trends, such as Asian cooking and street food converted into haute cuisine, as seen in his hamburgers and signature tacos at The Wet Deck, the restaurant by the hotel’s main pool. And there’s also a new development this year: Seu Pizza Illuminati at Glow, W Ibiza’s spectacular rooftop experience. Award-winning chef Pier Daniele Seu will surprise diners with his innovative reinterpretation of Italian cuisine; his extraordinary signature pizzas are gourmet bites that are perfect for pleasure-seekers.


Delicious barbecues at FIRE

This sophisticated and modern brasserie serves the best meat, the freshest fish and most exceptional vegetables from Ibiza’s fertile land, all seared by flames on the barbecue or in the spectacular wood-fired oven. It’s the essence of fine dining, where enormous care is taken over every detail such as the ingredients, cooking and presentation, with flawless service and the best atmosphere on the island.

It’s cooking where, in Galarza’s words: “[…] the product is the star and it’s treated with the utmost respect so that it retains its full essence.” Why not try the seven-course tasting menu? Choose this option and you’ll sit at one of the special tables with impressive views of the open kitchen, so you can enjoy your meal while watching all the live action as dishes are prepared over the flames. The wine menu at FIRE focuses on Spanish wines and has an excellent and extensive selection of labels from small and boutique wineries from across Spain.



STEPS: where health comes first

Healthy cooking can be tasty too, as demonstrated each day at STEPS, the ‘vegetable forward’ restaurant at W Ibiza that’s open to both guests and the general public. The best local vegetables, with a little fresh fish and chicken, are the basic ingredients used to create a menu that has plenty of options for both vegetarians and vegans. 

STEPS also has an unbeatable location, right on the Santa Eulalia beachfront promenade. Diners will enjoy a casual vibe with fresh and surprising dishes made from zero-mile produce. Don’t miss the woks, pokes and delicious vegan creations such as nachos with vegan cheese. You can also choose from a fantastic selection of classic cocktails and signature mocktails.



The Wet Deck: casual food by the pool

The bar at the iconic Wet Deck, the hotel’s pool area, serves food and drinks to the pool’s Balinese beds and the W Lounge zone. Here you’ll find an eclectic and hugely varied range of food: Mexican, Oriental, Mediterranean and local dishes all feature on a fresh and surprising menu where you can choose between Mexican tacos, mini signature hamburgers, pokes and even a delicious salad made with Ibizan burrata. Get ready for shows, DJs, and live music in an easy-going, relaxed atmosphere.



Seu Pizza Illuminati pop-up at Glow rooftop experience

Glow, the rooftop experience at W Ibiza, is a fantastic space with incredible 360º views of the sea and mountains, and a spectacular adults-only infinity pool. And this year, the space will also be home to a Seu Pizza Illuminati pop-up restaurant. The pop-up will serve exciting, updated Italian cooking by Italians Pier Daniele Seu and Valeria Zuppardo, who were a huge hit last year at W Rome where they transformed pizzas into haute cuisine. Fresh, gourmet ingredients and light and airy pizza dough guarantee an impressive culinary experience. The very essence of signature cooking.

Seu Pizza Illuminati

W Lounge: the heart of W Ibiza

This colourful space with a vibe that’s somewhere between boho and hippy is the perfect place for guests and locals to meet and relax, so come and sit on steps that will remind you of the steps in Ibiza’s Old Town, or unwind on one of the swing seats.

W Lounge is a casual space that’s ideal for catching up with friends and enjoying a relaxing meal of light dishes, such as flambéed salmon or burrata tomato salad, or simply for sipping a sunset cocktail. It also has a lively evening programme with DJs and live music.

W Lounge

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