Albert Adrià plans 'a surprising bath' for Ibiza

Chef, author and brother of Ferran returns to the party island with Cirque du Soleil for another mad season
Albert Adrià. Image courtesy of Wikipedia
Albert Adrià. Image courtesy of Wikipedia

Ibiza can still be a pretty wild place if you know where to go. However, the chef and Phaidon author Albert Adrià plans to crank up the craziness this season. The elBulli chef’s restaurant, club and performance space, Heart, will return to the seafront of Ibiza Town this Friday.

The restaurant, performance space and nightclub was first launched in the summer of 2015 with Albert’s brother Ferran Adria and the Cirque du Soleil, and combined the theatrical side of the legendary elBulli restaurant with the visual flair of the contemporary circus group.

For around €250 guests can enjoy drinks and aperitifs on the venue’s waterside terrace, dinner and a show in Heart’s Lab, and, later in the evening, DJ sets from well-known name DJs like Sven Vath.


Just another night at Heart, in Ibiza. Image courtesy of Heart
Just another night at Heart, in Ibiza. Image courtesy of Heart

However, Heart always packs in a few additional surprises, and Albert revealed just a little of these in a recent Eater inteview. For the summer of 2017, Heart’s clientele should expect, “a surprising bathtub, an enigmatic tunnel, and if you dare to go to the toilet,” he added, “you may find some surprises on the way.”

Plans for New York’s Spanish-style Eataly were, thankfully, a little more concrete. The 35,000 square-foot food hall, which the chef is developing with his brother Ferran and fellow elBulli alumni José Andrés, will have a “Spanish gastronomic markets, like San Miguel Market in Madrid,” Albert explained, a food bar, like “the Pinocho bar in La Boqueria Market in Barcelona,” as well as a Basque style grill house, and a Catalan cafe serving hot chocolate and traditional cakes.


The terrace at Heart. Image courtesy of Heart
The terrace at Heart. Image courtesy of Heart

Sounds like a pretty full plate. However, Albert’s brother Ferran will also find time to help the World’s 50 Best Restaurants List celebrate its 15 birthday, joining Noma’s René Redzpi, Osteria Francescana’s Massimo Bottura and and others for a party and symposium in Barcelona on 27 June.

For more on the Adrià’s world-beating creativity order eBulli 2005-2011 here.

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