The new Ibiza restaurant and lounge Opening in Ibiza - Food & Beverage Magazine

The new Ibiza restaurant and lounge Opening in Ibiza

It IBIZA

  It IBIZAIT IBIZA RESTAURANT,
THE NEW JEWEL OF THE FAMOUS SPANISH ISLAND,
TO OPEN IN JUNE 2015

 The new Ibiza restaurant and lounge, led by a star Italian chef Gennaro Esposito, will open the 2015 vacation season and offer exquisite Italian cuisine at a breathtaking waterfront location

Ibiza Town, June 3rd, 2015. Summer vacation season is just around the corner, and Ibiza, the glamorous international playground, is making a strong comeback this year with a renewed air of sophistication and flair. The opening of It Ibiza restaurant is going to be one of the most-awaited events of the summer, expected to draw New Yorkers and jet-set clientele from around the globe.

Chef Gennaro Esposito

It Ibiza, which has another location in Capri, opens its doors on June 8th, 2015, and will be led by Gennaro Esposito, a multi-starred chef from Italy. The cuisine is Italian with a modern twist and focus on easy gourmet and crudités.

Chef Massimo Larosa

Mr. Esposito, accompanied by a rising star chef Massimo Larosa, takes on the new challenge after having run one of the most notable Italian restaurants on Amalfi coast, La Torre del Saracino, and having received multiple awards, including the second Michelin star in 2008.

The chef, who has learned the art of cooking from his Italian grandmother, mother and uncle, claims that he will not forgo one of the staples of his native cuisine ­ pasta, which can be cooked in various ways – for example, in a mixed pasta soup with rockfish and shellfish. The main ingredients of the Mediterranean cuisine ­ extra virgin olive oil, lemons, vegetable and fish ­ will define the kitchen of It Ibiza and its creative interpretations.

Located right on the port of the island, It Ibiza will cater to yacht clientele, as well as all other vacationers, who appreciate top quality cuisine, great views and special lounge ambiance. Apart from being a gourmet restaurant, It Ibiza will also focus on aperitif and pre-dinner ambience, where a musical concept with a rotation of different DJs will give an impulsive and dynamic touch to the restaurant.

Guests will be warmly welcomed by Nejla Nourai, PR and Customer Relations Manager, formerly of the legendary LOFT 446 in New York City. Ms. Nourai is not only bringing her extensive client list to the new venue on the other side of the ocean. She is importing her New York-style management style, defined by her energetic, welcoming personality, and savoir faire acquired during twenty years of experience in the leading restaurants of Paris and New York.

Ms. Nourai is one of the most sought-after Event Directors in Manhattan, and the new Ibiza restaurant means a radical change in her lifestyle, but not in her work: ³It¹s not easy to leave Manhattan after so many years,² she says. ³But I feel that It Ibiza will be an extension of my work in New York, only with a more relaxing ambience. I expect all my friends and clients to visit, and I can¹t wait to start this exciting new journey.²

It Ibiza¹s style is that of a classy lounge and festive everyday atmosphere that can only be found on the happy vacation island, Ibiza. Catering to sophisticated, mature clientele that enjoys good food and elegant pre-dinner lounge atmosphere with breathtaking views and superb service, the new restaurant is going to define the trend of Ibiza¹s revival as the glamorous hotspot where good food and elegance effortlessly mix with relaxed vacation vibe and fun atmosphere.

The launch event for It Ibiza will take place in New York City on June 4th, 2015 at Provocateur from 7 to 10 PM. For more information and an invite, please contact Nejla Nourai at nejla@nejlaproductions.com.

ABOUT IT IBIZA

It Ibiza restaurant, with a sister restaurant on the island of Capri, is opening on June 8th, 2015 in the port of Ibiza, and will feature Italian Mediterranean cuisine with a modern twist, with a focus on crudités and easy gourmet. The restaurant will also offer aperitif and pre-dinner ambience with a musical DJ concept. The chef de cuisine is Gennaro Esposito, a multi-starred Italian chef, accompanied by a rising star chef Massimo Laroso. PR and Customer Relations Manager is Nejla Nourai, one of the most sough-after Event Directors from Manhattan, New York.