HEART Ibiza Opens The Curtain On 5th Anniversary Year With “Theatre” Theme

Posted on June 21, 2019

Words: Olivia Ebeling

Images: La Skimal

Since its inauguration in 2015, the mesmerising playground for all senses that is HEART Ibiza has established itself as one of the island’s most spectacular dining and dancing experiences. A joint passion project of world-famous culinary trailblazers the Adrià Brothers and Cirque Du Soleil Founder Guy Laliberté, a night at the Marina Botafoch hotspot is a whirlwind of ground-breaking gourmet cuisine, immersive entertainment, jaw-dropping acrobatics and cutting-edge music. So it is only fitting that, in its fifth year on the White Isle, the theme for the 2019 live dinner experience is “Theatre”.

Essential Ibiza was kindly invited to take a sneak peak into this summer’s extravaganza, and spending most of the night swooning over delicious flavours and with our arms covered in goosebumps, it’s fair to say we were well and truly blown away. Our evening began with a warm welcome from the HEART Ibiza team on the beautiful roof terrace with its dazzling views on the yacht harbour and the glittering lights of Dalt Vila. A colourful night market full of food and fashion stalls, we made ourselves at home on an elevated garden platform complete with Bedouin tents a miniature merry-go-round and illuminated tables.

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Toasting the occasion with crisp glasses of wine and slices of the finest Iberian ham, General Manager Jose Ramon Corraliza Gomez and Markting Director Paloma Tur Montes greeted us and talked passionately about how HEART Ibiza has transformed over the years from a ground-breaking idea to the spectacular production it is today, with a team of 300 dedicated staff members on hand to give their discerning guests the experience of a lifetime.

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Delicious canapés and drinks such as passion fruit and coffee cocktails, fresh oysters, fluffy savoury waffles and frozen Margaritas served like a popsicle in the shape of a slice of lime tantalised our tastebuds and gave us a taster of what the diners filling the terrace around us were feasting on.

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Of course, it wouldn’t be HEART Ibiza without some unexpected and impromptu performances surprising us. Our focus was momentarily taken away from the food by the grand entrance of a troupe of circus performers who proceeded to wow us with acoustic music, a magical fire dance and a daredevil stunt that involved whipping a delicate rose out of the mouth of a blindfolded guest.

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This was only a taster of things to come. As the evening continued, we made our way into the cavernous Lab, a completely transformable space that serves as the dining room for the main meal and contains the stage where the incredible cabaret and acrobatics show takes place. We watched from the gallery, blow away by the sheer scale of the room, the huge LED screen-clad walls that were lighting up with magical motifs that changed for each performance and the amazing sound and lighting.

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The energetic, all-singing-all-dancing opening sequence was followed by a hypnotic aerial stunt show, a flirtatious interval on the tight rope and a mesmerising ‘underwater’ acrobatic performance and we couldn’t help but getting completely caught up in the experience. Singing along to the powerful vocal performances and breaking out in goosebumps over and over again, we eventually tore ourselves away just before the venue opened to the public for the clubbing part of the HEART Ibiza experience… With Satori and his brand new Maktub residency billed for the night, the temptation was huge… alas, with our desk duties calling we decided to save it for another night. That is a promise!

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w: www.heartibiza.com

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