Tatel Ibiza Opens In Style

Posted on April 28, 2017

Words: Olivia Ebeling

Images: La Skimal

As much as everyone talks about the extended Ibiza season – and it definitely is getting longer each year – we think it is fair to say we have never seen an opening ‘roadblock’ at the end of April. Yet last night, this somewhat incredible phenomenon happened when hot new eatery TATEL Ibiza opened its doors for the first time. Located in the stylish Hard Rock Hotel in Playa d’en Bossa, cars of those curious to get a first look at the fine dining destination were queuing down the towering abode’s lengthy driveway, with the huge billboard announcing the opening night for the world to see.

Indeed, it seemed like the whole island had turned out for the glitzy event. We felt like we had arrived at a Hollywood movie premiere as we walked up the red carpet past glamorous guests who were having their picture taken by a crowd of photographers. Approaching the sophisticated venue from the seaside entrance, we could see a throng of stylish guests enjoying glasses of champagne, wine or beer on the spacious terrace, which was illuminated by trendy copper lamps.

tatel opening by la skimal

tatel opening by la skimal

Created by business partners Abel Matutes Prats and Manuel Campos Guallar, owners of private investment firm MABEL CAPITAL group, who joined forces with several Spanish icons including tennis legend Rafael Nadal, international music star Enrique Iglesias and two-time NBA champion Paul Gasol on this project, TATEL Ibiza is set to represent Spain’s rich culinary culture and lively dining ambience with authentic dishes executed according to the highest quality standards and a carefully curated programme of infectious live music and DJ sets.

tatel opening by la skimal

tatel opening by la skimal

tatel opening by la skimal

As we walked into the Art Deco style dining space, which pays tribute to the Roaring ‘20s, we were wowed by the beautiful interiors, which featured lush dark green walls, an illuminated statement bar and exposed brick walls, a tasteful modern-day reincarnation of days gone past. Greeted by a merman who, lounging on top of one of the spacious booths, playfully kept demanding ‘champagne’, we knew we were in for a treat. In another corner, a loose-limbed acrobat wowed guests with her incredible contortions, all set to a soundtrack of energetic house music provided by the live DJ.

tatel opening by la skimal

tatel opening by la skimal

With the gourmet destination’s mission being to become a Spanish restaurant brand that will be recognised worldwide, naturally we couldn’t wait to try some of TATEL’s culinary offering, so we joined the queue for a plate of juicy cured 100% Ibérico ham “Alta Expresión” D.O. Pedroches, which exploded with flavour in our mouths. The attentive staff were circulating the dining area and bar with further delicious treats, such as Gazpacho soup, calamari topped with jalapeno peppers, a divine avocado cream with smokey prawns and salty anchovies dressed with a tomato salsa. Meanwhile, the guests kept arriving, ensuring a full house for the eatery’s inaugural evening of service, and we spotted many of Ibiza’s movers and shakers in the crowd.

tatel opening by la skimal

tatel opening by la skimal

Priding itself on its entertainment, throughout TATEL’s opening night dancers with mesmerising neon lights performed a spectacular routine, while a live singer regaled diners with funky cover versions of hits such as Ed Sheeran’s Shape Of You, Calvin Harris’ How Deep Is Your Love and Justin Bieber’s Let Me Love You. From a second terrace overlooking the Hard Rock Hotel’s glowing pool to the indoor bar, the dining area to the entrance, wherever you looked you could see the fashionable guests soak up the atmosphere, laugh and enjoy the infectious music and great food. It’s easy to see why the TATEL concept has already enjoyed huge success in Madrid and Miami, and with a successful first night under its belt, its Ibiza branch has set the bar high for a cracking first season on the White Isle.

Further Information:
w: www.tatelrestaurants.com

tatel opening by la skimal

tatel opening by la skimal

tatel opening by la skimal

tatel opening by la skimal