La Imprenta’s First Birthday Extravaganza

Posted on June 13, 2018

Words: Olivia Ebeling

Images: Tamara Sini

If you can rely on one thing, it is that La Imprenta Grand Café Restaurante does things with style. In just one short year, the opulent eatery in Ibiza Town has put itself firmly on the gourmet map thanks to its signature mix of glamorous surroundings, mouth-watering food, spectacular entertainment and outstanding hospitality. And so it came as no surprise that yesterday’s anniversary celebrations offered a heady mix of all these elements as owners José Luis Bousoño Rodríguez and Cristian Jesús Grossi invited family, friends and loyal fans of the concept to celebrate with them.

As we approached the venue – conveniently located just a stone’s throw from the chic marina and bustling Vara de Rey square – we could hear the sound of laughter and clinking glasses ringing through the air even before the chic outside terrace and iconic black and cream sign that bears the venue’s name in swirling letters came into sight. A selection of stunning models was taking pride of place on a custom-built platform right outside the restaurant and bar, showing off the artful fashion designs from Amar Ibiza’s Taller Creativo as more and more guests began to arrive.





Of course, it wouldn’t be a La Imprenta fiesta without a delicious culinary offering, and the dedicated waiting team – dressed in 1920s outfits in preparation for the evening’s Chicago-themed dinner entertainment – was busy bringing out trays filled with crisp glasses of bubbly, fine wines and zesty Caipirinha cocktails. We also feasted on an offering of indulgent canapés that included the restaurant’s delightful octopus on creamy potatoes, black rice with squid, country chicken bites and brioche pastry cylinders filled with two varieties of seafood treats.





As the stylish crowd laughed, ate and mingled, the finest funky retro beats drifted into our ear, expertly spun by DJ Josh who was solely mixing with vinyl. Famed for its titillating entertainment offering, La Imprenta’s birthday celebrations wouldn’t have been complete without a spectacular surprise, of course, and just as the setting sun began to cover Ibiza Town in a golden haze, fluffy pink feathers appeared behind the heads of the gathered crowd, which swiftly parted to unveil a troupe of glamorous showgirls.



Led by the venue’s talented lead singer, who regulars will recognise from her powerful performances in the restaurant’s Chicago show, the dancers shimmied their way to the heart of the action where they delivered a brand new song about La Imprenta in a flurry of feathers and glittering rhinestones. And with that, it was time to head inside and experience what has established La Imprenta as one of the island’s most renowned foodie hotspots; the inimitable cabaret dinner experience. Here’s to many more happy years!

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