PACO RONCERO’S GASTRONOMIC EXPERIENCE, SUBLIMOTION, OPENS AT THE BRAND NEW HARD ROCK HOTEL IBIZA
Ibiza’s new property, Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza, which opens its doors on the White Isle this Sunday 18 May, is now preparing for the launch of two Michelin-starred chef Paco Roncero’s unparalleled gastro-sensory venture, Sublimotion on 1 June, the world’s most advanced and innovative restaurant. Roncero will also be opening his acclaimed Estado Puro at the new property this season.
In 2012 Roncero launched his culinary workshop at the Casino de Madrid, which offers diners the chance to enter into an imagination laboratory where the latest advancements in gastronomy, cinema and technology fuse together to create a unique experience that never ceases to surprise the diner. Now, his latest project, Sublimotion, has evolved as an expansion of Roncero’s vision where culinary art and technological innovation come together to create a complete and unprecedented dining experience.
Sublimotion is a radically different display of gastronomy that will be limited to just 12 guests per night and housed in an entirely unique space within Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza. Sublimotion’s state-of-the-art systems, which include 360° screens of over 7,000,000 pixels and 50,000 lumens, create a vivid setting to evoke all the senses ensuring that the experience goes way beyond that of a normal restaurant, from controlling the temperature and scents, to arranging a musical ambiance fit for any occasion. Every surface, from the walls to the table, can be projected onto, and the staff do not only consist of an expert team of chefs, sommeliers and waiters, but also designers, technicians, musicians and illusionists.
Diners can expect the unexpected as they taste their way through the delectable menu created by Roncero exclusively for Sublimotion. The flavours are designed to cause a stir among the senses; from evoking memories and moments of humour, pleasure and fear. Diners will be taken on a gastronomic journey without needing to leave Ibiza, from the North Pole to the depths of the sea, stopping in Central Park, baroque Versailles or an oriental garden along the way. The meal is also completely interactive and diners can “paint” their own desert or eat from the projected mapping table, on which their plates may even appear to float in mid-air. All the dishes feature the highest quality ingredients and the limitless imagination of the chef and are presented in formats that evoke much-loved moments, from a paella by the sea and a picnic in the countryside, to a barbecue with friends.
Paco Roncero commented "We are very excited about the opening of Sublimotion and believe our guests will enjoy a culinary experience they’ve never previously encountered. We are so delighted to be working with Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza in one of the most international islands in the world”.
Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza, opening on 18 May, is the newest five-star property on the island and the first Hard Rock Hotel property in Europe. In addition to its top end gastronomic offering, the hotel will feature iconic music memorabilia, contemporary décor and signature amenities such as the Rock Spa®, Body Rock® workout area and an open-air poolside stage. It will create an unrivalled setting for music lovers seeking rock star luxury along with a high-energy, immersive and authentic rock music experience in a chic Mediterranean setting.
The new property’s much anticipated Grand Opening Party will take place on 13 June and feature an exclusive performance by legendary disco band Chic, alongside its co-founder and guitarist Nile Rodgers, Masters at Work and Brian Cross. This will pave the way for a series of weekly concerts that will take place every Friday throughout the summer at the hotel’s outdoor concert terrace featuring performances from top international artists. Special Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza events will also take place at Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel, including performances from Snoop Dogg and Jason Derülo.
Abel Matutes Prats, CEO of Palladium Hotel Group, commented "This commitment to gastronomy, entertainment, technology and luxury fits perfectly with Hard Rock’s passion to keep music at the forefront of each initiative, as well as Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza’s standing as a music-inspired innovator in one of the world’s most renowned music capitals. Catering to a new wave of modern travellers seeking unexpected, yet exceptional encounters, we’re thrilled to provide a journey of the senses that promotes musical culture." he adds.
Roncero will also be visible in other parts of the new 493-room Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza complex, with the launch of his tapas restaurant, Estado Puro. Following the format of his highly successful Madrid-based gastrobar, Estado Puro aims to put a new spin on the Spanish tavern through ground breaking décor and Roncero’s modern take on traditional tapas. Diners will find everything from classic croquetas and bull’s tail soup, to more daring combinations like chocolate “filipino” with foie and cardamom and the spectacular yoghurt risotto with notes of citrus. All the dishes are developed with the highest quality ingredients and Roncero’s personal sensibility for food can be felt throughout the entire menu. Estado Puro will have space for 300 diners across a relaxed tapas bar and more formal reservation-only restaurant.
Sublimotion will be open this season from 1 June to 30 September 2014 for two sittings a night. The price of the experience, including wine matching, is £1,225 per person and it is possible to book the whole table for groups of 12 or individual seats.